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Mount Marty Colleges Great Plain Writers Tour Presents Poets, Sarah McKinstry-Brown and Marge Saiser

Published Date10\11\2011
Mount Marty College will host authors Sarah McKinstry-Brown and Marge Saiser at this year’s Great Plains Writers’ Tour. Their presentations will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Mount Marty College’s Marian Auditorium.

Winner of the Academy of American Poets Prize, McKinstry-Brown studied poetry at the University of New Mexico and the University of Sheffield, England. Published everywhere from West Virginia’s standardized tests to literary journals such as Chicago Quarterly Review, she earned her MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska, and her first full-length collection of poetry, Cradling Monsoons, is out from Blue Light Press.  When she’s not reading, writing, or teaching, you can find her in Omaha with her husband, the poet Matt Mason, and their two daughters. Learn more at sara.midverse.com.

Saiser was named Distinguished Artist in Poetry by the Nebraska Arts Council in 2009. Her work, published in Prairie Schooner, Field, Briar Cliff Review, Dos Passos Review, Cream City Review, and other journals, can be found at poetmarge.com and in the archives of Garrison Keillor's Writers Almanac. Her most recent books are Rooms and Beside You At the Stoplight, winner of the Little Bluestem Award.

These presentations are sponsored by the Mount Marty College Gregorian Club. This event is free and open to the public.