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Verse Like Water presents Billy Collins April 29 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd

Posted on Thu, Mar 20 2014 4:30 pm by Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College

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My name is Jeff Johnson. I am an English teacher at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, and I am also the director of Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College.

Verse Like Water began in the fall of 2012.With a series of generous grants from Five Wings Arts Council, we hosted Li-Young Lee, Naomi Shihab Nye, and last September inaugural poet Richard Blanco.Last November, The Minnesota State Arts Board granted us $65,000 for funding across 2014.

On March 5, we happily introduced former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic, and I hope you will join us April 29 for our next event, featuring Billy Collins.I will be introducing him at noon in the CLC Chalberg Theater. His poetry reading will be followed by a book signing/meet and greet, as well as an afternoon workshop for area writers around 1:30 p.m., also led by Billy.

All Verse Like Water events are free and open to the public.

Hope to see some of you folks there for this literary event, and keep your eye on our programming, as Robert Hass (October 29) and Tracy K. Smith (November 21) are next!

Questions can be directed to me at my college email: jjohnson@clcmn.edu