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21 poets to be featured at Poetry on the Wall

The Crossing Arts Alliance will host Poetry on the Wall 2015 Reading and Reception featuring the poetry of 21 selected regional poets and a presentation by award-winning author Norita Dittberner-Jax from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Frankli...

The Crossing Arts Alliance will host Poetry on the Wall 2015 Reading and Reception featuring the poetry of 21 selected regional poets and a presentation by award-winning author Norita Dittberner-Jax from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Franklin Arts Center Auditorium, 1001 Kingwood St., Brainerd.

Selected poems will be read and a people's choice and top three poems will be awarded. The event is free and open to the public.

An exhibit of the poetry will be on display in the Crossing Arts Gallery, located at the Franklin Arts Center, from Feb. 21 through March 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

The exhibit features more than 50 poems by 21 poets who reside in Region Five. A booklet of the selected poetry is available for purchase.

Featured poets include David Anderson, Kate Carlson, Charmaine Donovan, Carole Eliseuson, John Erickson, Laura Hansen, Joan Hasskamp, Charles Johnson, Jerry Kester, Robert Koll, Kathy Krueger, Carissa Meyers, Pat Mortenson, Patricia Nelsen, Sue Ready, Donna Salli, Orphie Anderson Shellum, Candace Simar, Susan Smith-Grier, Doris Stengel and Bonnie Tinnes.

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The project, under the artistic direction of Krista Soukup of Blue Cottage Agency and Lisa Jordan, executive director of The Crossing Arts Alliance, was made possible through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council.

Dittberner-Jax, Poetry on the Wall 2015 judge, is an award-winning poet and essayist whose work has been widely published in several books and anthologies.

For more information, visit www.crossingarts.org or call 218-833-0416.

Related Topics: CROSSING ARTS ALLIANCE
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