Saint Paul Poet Laureate Carol Connolly hosts Reading by Writers Series.
Free and open to the public at the Historic University Club Saint Paul,
420 Summit Avenue. Bar is open throughout the evening
5:00 dinner, not connected to the performance. Dinner Reservations 651-222-1751.
No need to be a member.
7:30 April 16, 2013
Music (7:00 PM): Mary Scallen, violin, Jim Miller, flute.
POETS FROM UP NORTH
CHARLENE BROWN, poet, Clover Valley Press LLC publisher, serves as Circulation Supervisor, University of Minnesota, Duluth.
DEBORAH COOPER, DULUTH POET LAUREATE, author of five collections, including UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LILACS, Clover Valley Press, and co-edited BELOVED ON THE EARTH, 100 Poems of Grief and Gratitude. She teaches writing for those who have lost a loved one, and mentors Saint Louis County jail inmates.
SUSAN CAROL HAUSER, poet, essayist, natural history writer. Her books include OUTSIDE AFTER DARK, New and Collected Poems; and her numerous well-deserved awards include 2010 McKnight Artist
Fellowship/Loft Award in Poetry; 2011 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant; and two Minnesota Book Awards.
BECKY LOUREY, a major fan of our Poets from Up North, is Nemadji Research Corporation CEO; served in the Minnesota Legislature and then in the Minnesota State Senate for a total of six years, has served on numerous boards and commissions, and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. She is the mother of 12 children in a family built by both birth and adoption. She will open this reading.
REBECCA PARADISE, poet and waiter, who has both served in thirteen different restaurants and been writing poems since the 1960s. Widely published in a variety of publications, Minnesota Monthly, more, her book of poems is THE CAT’S ECHO. She has read her poems in a variety of venues, from Saint Cloud to Honolulu and at the Carondelet Center in Saint Paul.
YVONNE RUTFORD, writes poetry and prose inspired by Northern Minnesota. Her book of poems is THIS FRAGIL NEST. Her essay, LEARNING TO FLY, is from ClOCKHOUSE REVIEW. She holds an MFA
from Goddard, and teaches at the University of Wisconsin – Superior.
ELLIE SCHOENFIELD, poet, lives in Duluth, and her recent collection THE DARK HONEY, NEW AND USED POEMS, is from Clover Valley Press. Ellie collaborates with musicians and artists of a variety of genres.
SU SMALLEN, poet, whose book WEIGHT OF LIGHT, Laurel Poetry Collective, was a Pushcart Press Editor’s Book Award nominee. Her BUDDHA, PROOF, Broadcraft Press, was a 2012 Minnesota Book Award finalist. Su is widely published in a variety of venues: Water-Stone Review, Midway Journal, Collecting Life, Body of Evidence, and more.
SARAH STONICH, author of NEMBA Award winning memoir SHELTER; the novel THE ICE CHORUS, and the award-winning, international best-seller THESE GRANITE ISLANDS, translated into eight languages and reissued in a University of Minnesota Press 12th anniversary edition. Her new novel VACATIONLAND,
also from U of M Press, has been called by Booklist “…compelling, witty, nuanced and engaging. A triumph.”
CONNIE WANEK, poet, has published three books of poetry; was co-editor of TO SING ALONG
THE WAY, historical anthology of Minnesota women poets, New Rivers Press.. Ted Kooser, U S Poet :Laureate,
named her a Witter Bynner Fellow of the Library of Congress. Connie is the recipient of many other prestigious
awards, and is widely published in a variety of venues: THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, POETRY EAST,
MISSOURI REVIEW, and more.
Readings last just about an hour. Books will be sold . Authors will sign.