Poet Richard Fenton Sederstrom will give a free, public reading from 7 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday, Oct. 6) in the Jon Hassler Library of the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. A retired English professor who served as a student writing contest judge at CLC last spring, Richard lives in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and Mexico and the north woods of Minnesota near Park Rapids. He was raised in Minnesota. His first book, “Fall Pictures on an Abandoned Road,” was released in 2009. “Disordinary Light” came out in 2010, and a new book, “Folly, A Book of Last Summers,” appeared in June. Yesterday he presented a 2-hour poetry workshop for the public on the Brainerd campus. He also is working with students in Donna Salli’s creative writing classes during his three-day artist in-residence period.