Upcoming Visiting Writers:

 

The following is the list of Midnight Sun Visiting Writers for Spring 2015:

Friday Feb. 13 - Jim Reese and Erin Hollowell

                          Murie Auditorium 7pm

Thursday March 5 - Roger Reeves

                         Museum of the North 7pm

Friday March 27 - Rob Davidson

                       Murie Auditorium 7pm

April 21-24 - Richard Tuttle and Mei Mei Berssenbrugge

                     Museum of the North 7pm

 

Jim Reese and Erin Hollowell, Feb. 13 , Murie Auditorium, 7:00 PM

 Jim Reese is an Associate Professor of English; Director of the Great Plains Writers’ Tour at Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota; and Editor-in-Chief of PADDLEFISH. Reese’s poetry and prose have been widely published, most recently in New York Quarterly, Poetry East, Paterson Literary Review, Louisiana Literature Review, Connecticut Review, and elsewhere. His book ghost on 3rd was a Finalist for the 2010 Milt Kessler Poetry Award.
Other recent awards include a 2012 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award and a 2012 Distinguished Public Service Award in recognition of Reese’s exemplary dedication and contributions to the Education Department at the Yankton Federal Prison Camp. Since 2008, Reese has been one of six artists-in-residence throughout the country who are part of the National Endowment for the Art’s interagency initiative with the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Prisons. His book Really Happy was just published by New York Quarterly Books in 2014.

 
Erin Coughlin Hollowell is a poet and writer who lives at the end of the road in Alaska. Prior to landing in Alaska, she lived on both coasts, in big cities and small towns, pursuing many different professions from tapestry weaving to arts administration. She earned her MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University in 2009.  She was the Rona Jaffe Scholarship winner in poetry for the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference in 2010. In 2013, she was awarded a Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship by the Rasmuson Foundation and a Connie Boochever Award by the Alaska State Council on the Arts. She was awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Willapa Bay Artist in Residency Program in 2014. Currently, she is an adjunct professor for the University of Alaska and on the faculty of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference. Her work has most recently been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Weber Studies, Terrain: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environment, and Sugar House Review.  Pause, Travelerreleased by Boreal Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press, is her first book-length collection.
 

Erin Coughlin Hollowell is a poet and writer who lives at the end of the road in Alaska. Prior to landing in Alaska, she lived on both coasts, in big cities and small towns, pursuing many different professions from tapestry weaving to arts administration. She earned her MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University in 2009.  She was the Rona Jaffe Scholarship winner in poetry for the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference in 2010. In 2013, she was awarded a Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship by the Rasmuson Foundation and a Connie Boochever Award by the Alaska State Council on the Arts. She was awarded residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Willapa Bay Artist in Residency Program in 2014. Currently, she is an adjunct professor for the University of Alaska and on the faculty of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference. Her work has most recently been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Weber Studies, Terrain: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environment, and Sugar House Review.  Pause, Travelerreleased by Boreal Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press, is her first book-length collection.

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