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Great River Shakespeare Festival: Front Porch Series
Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theatre in the Robert A. DuFresne Performing Arts Center on the campus of Winona State University
The Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest is an annual event that welcomes entries from around the world to our artistic community in SE Minnesota – Winona. The contest originated as an extension of the Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF), founded in 2004. This was a logical first step, considering Shakespeare’s close association with the sonnet form. Winona’s then-Poet Laureate, Professor James Armstrong, and the directorship of the GRSF company launched the first Sonnet Contest in 2008.