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Northwoods Writers Conference features open reading series

BEMIDJI—The Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference will be held from Monday, June 19, to Sunday, June 25, on the BSU campus. Each evening, there will be a Reading Series event, where conference faculty will read from their work and share insights on writing. Each Reading Series is held at 7:30 p.m. in the Gathering Room of the American Indian Resource Center on the BSU campus.

The events are free and open to the public. The schedule:

• Monday, June 19: Janice N. Harrington. She writes poetry and children's books. Harrington grew up in Alabama and Nebraska, and both those settings, especially rural Alabama, figure largely in her writing.

• Tuesday, June 20: Ander Monson. He is the author of six books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, most recently "Letter to a Future Lover."

• Wednesday, June 21: Distinguished Visiting Writer, Tracy K. Smith. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir "Ordinary Light," a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Nonfiction and selected as a Notable Book by the New York Times and Washington Post, as well as three books of poetry.

• Thursday, June 22: Many Voices — Participants and Faculty.

• Friday, June 23: Ravi Howard. He is the author of two books of fiction, "Like, Trees, Walking" and "Driving the King." Howard has received fellowships and awards from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, the Hurston-Wright Foundation, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

• Saturday, June 24: Elizabeth Bradfield. She is the author of the collections "Once Removed," "Approaching Ice," and "Interpretive Work" Bradfield's poems have appeared in "The New Yorker," "Poetry," 'Orion" and elsewhere.

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