Community Connection: William Tecku On Writing
William Tecku first got a taste for presenting writing at the University of Wisconsin foreign studies program in Copenhagen. Tecku was offered the chance to read T.S. Elliot aloud in class. Something clicked.
After that, Tecku teamed up with other writers and got connected to folks in the radio business which began a string of events that brought Tecku’s words to the airwaves both locally and, eventually, nationally.
In the subsequent years, Tecku wound up in Mesa, Arizona as a high school English teacher. After twenty years in the American southwest, Tecku moved back north and now resides near Hayward, Wisconsin.
Recently, on Northland Morning, listeners have been hearing Tecku’s work. In the days leading up to Christmas, selections from Christmas Coffee was aired as read by the author. Listeners can hear selections from Tecku’s Heart to Heart at 6:15am on Friday, Feburary 10th and on Valentine’s Day.
The audible presentation of these pieces is only part of the creative process for Tecku; the visual presentation is something else altogether. “There’s an eye-catching appeal.” says Tecku of presenting writing in the form of scrolls. Both Christmas Coffee and Heart to Heart are intended to be presented on a scroll. High school and college English teachers are encouraged by Tecku to email him (email@example.com) to learn more about the process and artform.