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Outreach Reading | Public Library | International Falls | April 12th, 7pm

March 16, 2012

SkriefDouglas Skrief, a native of International Falls, is a former fellow of the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers. His poetry has appeared in The Paris Review and on BBC Radio. His poem “Mansefeldt Barn,” set to music by Kinley Lange, was premiered at the 2009 Cherry Spring Festival in Fredericksburg, Texas. As a recipient of a 2006 McKnight Individual Artist Fellowship, he composed a collection of poems that was published in London in 2009 by Starhaven Press and was featured as “Poem of the Week” in The (London) Guardian newspaper. 

ImageMichelle Matthees is the author of three poetry collections, entitled Served, Junket, and Outside, all published by Press This! She has received grants, awards and fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, the Arrowhead Regional Artists Council, and Associated Writing Programs, and she was a 2009 Jerome/ SASE Emerging Writer. Her poems have appeared in The Bloomsbury Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, PANK, The Bellingham Review, The Prose Poem Project, and numerous other journals.

ImageJulie Gard has published two chapbooks along with prose poetry and short fiction in The Prose Poem Project, Clackamas Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, The MacGuffin, Fiction Attic, and a number of other literary journals and anthologies. She is the recipient of grants from the Fulbright Foundation, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and Arrowhead Regional Artists Council/McKnight Foundation. Julie teaches writing at the University of Wisconsin Superior and lives a block from Lake Superior with her partner and daughter.

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