April 30th, 2011 – Dr. Mark R. Christensen, poet and nonfiction writer, will read from his work in both genres on Saturday afternoon beginning at 4:00 pm in the Bemidji Community Art Center as part of the Spoken Word Series. (The Center is located on the upper level of the historic Carnegie building by Lake Bemidji.) A dedicated Professor of English at Bemidji State University, Mark also has many published works to his credit including a collection of poetry, Faith in Ice Time, and a textbook, The Familiar Essay. He was a regular contributor to The Bemidji Pioneer newspaper for several years. His reading is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Prior to the reading, he will present a writers’ workshop entitled, Creating Nonfiction: Telling Truths Artfully, which will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on the lower level of the building. He will work with participants at all stages of writing development, who are interested in improving their creative non-fiction skills. Advanced registration is required for the workshop. Fees are $35 per person, $20 for students. Contact Lori or Cindy at the Bemidji Community Art Center,firstname.lastname@example.org 218-444-7570 for further information or to sign up. The number of participants will be limited, so please register early.
This event is a part of the Bemidji Legacy Weekend, a statewide collaborative between MN Citizens for the Arts, Conservation MN and Explore MN Tourism. Bemidji is honored to have been selected as one of the twelve Legacy Destination Communities for 2011.
BCAC Hours are 12-5pm Tuesday through Friday, Saturday 10am-2pm with extended hours Saturday for the Legacy Weekend: 10am-4pm (gallery) and 4-5pm for Spoken Word Reading by Dr. Christensen. For more information on the Legacy Destination Weekend events http://visitbemidji.com/events/legacy-dest-2011.html