Richard Fenton Sederstrom will lead a poetry workshop, give a public reading, and facilitate creative writing classes during a visit to Central Lakes College in Brainerd Oct. 4-6. Sederstrom, a retired English professor who served as a student writing contest judge at CLC last spring, 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. His poetry has been published in Avocet, The Talking Stick, English Journal, Plainsongs, Big Muddy, Mother Earth Journal, The Blue Guitar, Memoir (and), and Ruminate among other journals and magazines.He will present a poetry workshop Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. in E203 for all levels of interest and ability, according to Leane Flynn of the CLC English Department. The public is invited to a free poetry reading Thursday, Oct. 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Jon Hassler Library. During the afternoon Tuesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 6 Sederstrom will be facilitating workshops in the creative writing class taught by Donna Salli at CLC.
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