Laureate Writers Series – June 2018

Tuesday | June 5 | 7:00pm
Blue Heron Coffee House | 162 W. 2nd St.

Nicole Borg will read from her debut collection of poetry, All Roads Lead Home, as part of the Laureate Writers Series. The reading is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing and open mic. The theme for the open mic is Children.

Nicole Borg was born in Jamestown, North Dakota but split her childhood between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. All Roads Lead Home is a poetry road trip of sorts—the plains, the mountains, the high desert of Colorado, the low desert of Southern California, and the Mississippi River Valley of Minnesota where she currently resides. For five years, Nicole was the lead editor of Green Blade: The Magazine of the Rural America Writers’ Center. Her poetry has been published in Lost Lake Folk Opera, The Talking Stick, The Nodin Poetry Anthology 2015, and Eclectica Magazine. She was a recipient of the SEMAC Emerging Artist Grant in 2014 and an honorable mention in the LOFT Mentor Series in 2012. Nicole lives with her husband and two sons in Wabasha and is at work on a horror novel.

Emilio DeGrazia says “Her work reveals a heart fully alive, a mind in tune with moral responsibility, and a deft hand that chooses its words with care for their nuanced rhythms and sounds. Without mystifying and confusing us, her poems convey that the ordinary is special, and they challenge us to rediscover the mystery in our lives.”

This event is co-sponsored by Winona’s Fine Arts Commission and The Blue Heron and is free and open to the public.

The Laureate Writer’s Series is sponsored by the City of Winona’s Fine Arts Commission. The City of Winona is a partner of River Arts Alliance.


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