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Verse Like Water presents poet Major Jackson

Verse Like Water: The visiting poet program of Central Lakes College presents Major Jackson at noon on May 2 in the Chalberg Theatre, CLC’s Brainerd campus. The event is free and open to the public. Jackson is a significant voice in contemporary American poetry, and he will be reading from …

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Verse Like Water presents Syrian storyteller and essayist Osama Alomar

Verse Like Water: The visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, presents Syrian storyteller and essayist Osama Alomar at noon on Wednesday, March 21 in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus. The event is free and open to the public. One of the most important writers of his home country, Osama …

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Verse Like Water presents poet Nick Flynn

Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, will present New York Times best-selling author Nick Flynn at noon Feb. 14 in the Chalberg Theatre. Flynn is a poet, playwright and memoirist, and his book Being Flynn topped the New York Times best seller list. It was …

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Verse Like Water to host MacArthur Fellow Ellen Bryant Voigt

Verse Like Water: The visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, will host MacArthur Fellow Ellen Bryant Voigt on at noon on Oct. 30 in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus. One of the great lyric voices in American literature, Voigt has written seven books of poetry and has been a …

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CLC’s Verse Like Water presents poet Mark Conway

Verse Like Water, the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, will host poet Mark Conway at noon on Friday, April 28 in the library, Brainerd campus. This will conclude the fifth year of programming for Verse Like Water. Conway has won numerous national awards for his work, and his …

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Osirus Washington: Verse Like Water poet spoke to me

A column by student Osirus Washington Verse Like Water recently brought in LA poet Luis Rodriguez, and he left CLC in awe. Rodriguez inspired a crowd that was very different than him. He gained the respect of students and staff by sharing his personal story through the art of poetry. …

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CLC’s Verse Like Water to host former Los Angeles poet laureate

Verse Like Water, the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, will host former Los Angeles Poet Laureate poet Luis J. Rodriguez on Wednesday, March 29. The first reading will be held at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School at 8:45 a.m. and the second reading will be at noon in …

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Pulitzer Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri to speak at CLC’s Verse Like Water series

Central Lakes College’s Verse Like Water series will kick off its fifth year with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Vijay Seshadri. The event starts with a reading at noon on Sept. 30 in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus. After, he will sign books and host an informal craft talk on creativity …

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Area high school students attend reading by CLC’s Verse Like Water program

Through a close partnership with Central Lakes College, two area high schools received an insider’s look into the world of poetry. Students from Pine River-Backus and Nevus high schools set foot on CLC’s campus last Friday to attend the Verse Like Water event, which featured a poetry reading from current …

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CLC’s Verse Like Water to host Juan Felipe Herrera

Central Lakes College’s Verse Like Water program presents Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Latino to be named US Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. Herrera will hold a reading at noon on April 22 in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus. This literary event is free and open to the …

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