Apr 18, 2014

"Verse Like Water" Poet Program Presents Billy Collins

"Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, in conjunction with The Crossing Arts Alliance, presents Billy Collins on April 29th. Billy is one of the great poets of our generation, and he has twice been named U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. 

This poetry reading will be at noon in the CLC Chalberg Theater, and will be followed by a book signing, meet and greet, and workshop for anyone interested in hearing him speak about poetry, creativity, and the imagination (around 1:30 and also in the Chalberg).  

These events are free and open to the public, but keep in mind seating is limited! The 2014 programming for Verse Like Water is generously funded with grants from Five Wings Regional Arts Council, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Minnesota Legacy Fund.  

Central Lakes College is excited to host this superb literary event for the citizens of central Minnesota, and we look forward this fall to hosting former U.S. Laureate Robert Hass (October 29th) and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith (November 21st)."

For more information contact Jeff Johnson, CLC English Teacher at 218-855-8102.
Proprietor of Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College.
Photo by Suzannah Gilman