Reading By Mark Wunderlich, Installation Of Poet Laureate And Associate Laureate, Followed By Student Reading At Blue Heron.
At 5pm on Tuesday April 4, Mark Wunderlich will give a reading of his work at WSU’s Krueger Library, Mr. Wunderlich was born in Winona and grew up near Fountain City. He is the author of three books of poems, the most recent of which is The Earth Avails, published in 2014. It received the Rilke Prize and was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award. He has been awarded a number of prestigious fellowships and prizes, and has served as an arts administrator for a wide array of programs. He teaches writing and literature at Bennington College and lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.
That same evening, the Laureate Writers Series will host two events at The Blue Heron Coffee House,162 W. Second St., Winona. First will be the installation of Ken McCullough as Poet Laureate of Winona for a third term, and Nicholle Ramsey as the first Associate Poet Laureate of Winona. This will take place at 6:30pm. At 7pm, poets from Jim Armstrong’s Advanced Poetry class will read their work. The readers will be Audrianna Wichman, Braeden Stoner, Colin Kohrs, Danielle Eberhard. Hannah Baumann, Lisa Daraskevich, Saida Omar, and Scott Lowery. The readers will be introduced by Mark Wunderlich. Following a break, there will be an open mic. Everyone is invited to participate. These events are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the Blue Heron Coffee House and the City of Winona Fine Arts Commission.
The City of Winona is a partner of the River Arts Alliance.