Saint Paul Poet Laureate
Readings by Writers
Sponsored by Public Art Saint Paul
TUESDAY January 18, 2011
On and Under the Sidewalks
All programs are free and open to the public
at the historic University Club Saint Paul
420 Summit Avenue
The Bar is open and serves throughout the evening.
5:00 Dinner not connected to the performance. Reservations 651-222-1751
Not a member? Simply say you are attending Poetry Night
Readers will be: Marcus Young and Greg Brick
Readings last one hour. The writers will have books to sell and sign.
The Carol Connolly Readings by Writers series celebrates the rich diversity of emerging and established writers and poets in the Twin Cities literary community.
ON AND UNDER THE SIDEWALKS
Featured readers are:
MARCUS YOUNG. He is the genius who created Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk, which is garnering international attention. He doubles as the Saint Paul Artist in Residence. His many contributions include Wishes for the Sky, a great annual Harriet Island event that ushers in spring. Marcus will be reading winning sidewalk poems, all chosen by a panel of qualified judges, from those sent by Saint Paulites – think about sending yours - that now embellish the ten miles of new sidewalk installed each year in our capitol city.
GREG BRICK, much published author of SUBTERRANEAN TWIN CITIES, University of Minnesota Press, is a geologist, historian, and urban speleologist, who has been caving for two decades. His book, winner of a 2010 American Institute of Architects Award, is loaded with wit, local history, and adventure. It looks at the fascinating and very real world beneath our feet. Greg is editor of a national caving publication and recipient of the Peter M. Hauer Award from the National Speleological Society for research in cave history. He has appeared on the History Channel’s program "Weird U.S." Author Steve Thayer asserts that this book is “… a treasure - a book for the Tom Sawyer in all of us...” Musician John Knowles says, "SUBTERANNEAN TWIN CITIES rules."
More info? University Club 651-222-1751 or publicartstpaul.org.
Public Art Saint Paul sponsors the Readings in celebration of the public art project Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk by Saint Paul City Artist in Residence Marcus Young and city poets.