Poet Ray Gonzalez Residency in Crookston April 26 & 27!

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Author and Poet Ray Gonzalez

Lake Agassiz Regional Library is pleased to announce the Ray Gonzalez residency in the community of Crookston April 26 and 27! All events are free and open to the public. His residency schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 26 @ 7 p.m.-In honor of National Poetry Month
“Capturing the Poetic Image” in Kiehle Auditorium @ the University of Minnesota Crookston

* Poetry composition, form, inspiration and how to get published

* Craft talk in non-fiction writing on “Landscape and the Self”

* Writing about family and the past

* All topics interspersed and tied together with Gonzalez’s own readings

Tuesday, April 27 @ 7 p.m.-Poetry Workshop and Reading @ Crookston Library

Ray will also be visiting several class visits to Crookston High School.

Ray Gonzalez is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Cool Auditor: Prose Poems (2009).  His poetry has appeared in the 1999, 2000, and 2003 editions of The Best American Poetry (Scribners) and The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses 2000 (Pushcart Press). He was named one of ten Best Southwest Books of the Year by the Arizona Humanities Commission, named one of the Best Non-fiction Books of the Year by the Rocky Mountain News and a Minnesota Book Award Finalist in Memoir. He has written two collections of short stories, The Ghost of John Wayne and Circling the Tortilla Dragon. He has served as Poetry Editor of The Bloomsbury Review for 22 years and founded LUNA, a poetry journal, in 1998. He is Full Professor in the MFA Creative Writing Program at The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and also teaches in the Solstice low residency MFA Program at Pine Manor College in Boston.

Check out a few of Ray’s books before the residency from Lake Agassiz Regional Library! (see slider below)


This residency is made possible through an “Authors and Communities” grant from the Minnesota Humanities Center, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) and Kiehle Auditorium on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus.

For more information, please contact Janelle Brandon, LARL Public Information/Marketing Director (pio@larl.org) or by calling 218-233-3757 ext. 128.

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