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Poetry series inaugurated

The Central Lakes College English Department series dedicated to excellence in poetry introduced to a capacity audience award-winning poet Li-Young Lee of Chicago today. The noon-hour reading and remarks from Li-Young drew about 250 people to Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus, including community members, students, faculty, administrators, and media representatives (Lakeland Public TV News reporter Shane Lee and KAXE Northern Community Radio’s Steve Downing). The Verse Like Water series created by Jeff Johnson, English adjunct faculty, is co-sponsored by the college’s Center for Lifelong Learning and the CLC Foundation. Li-Young read two of his poems and answered questions during the enriching program that was free and open to the public. The poet signed his works and extra posters for a steady line of admirers before moving to E363 to lead an afternoon workshop. The event was made possible with the help of a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund authorized by the people of Minnesota and our elected representatives. Images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58518185@N04/

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