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Minnesota Book Award winner reads at St. Kate's on Wednesday

NutterPoet Jude Nutter will read from her poetry on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building at St. Catherine University. Nutter is a poet-in-residence in the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) Visiting Writers Series.

Nutter was born in England and grew up in Germany. She has received several poetry fellowships, including the National Science Foundation’s Writers and Artists Program in Antarctica.

Salmon Poetry (Ireland) published her first collection, Pictures of the Afterlife, in 2002. The Curator of Silence, her second collection, won the Ernest Sandeen Prize from the University of Notre Dame Press and the 2007 Minnesota Book Award in poetry. A third collection, I Wish I Had a Heart Like Yours, Walt Whitman (University of Notre Dame Press), was awarded a 2010 Minnesota Book Award and voted Poetry Book of the Year by ForeWord Reviews.

The reading is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Lecture Hall of the Visual Arts Building on the St. Paul campus of St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul. No parking permit is needed for the campus between 5 p.m. and 2 a.m. For a map or directions, visit the University website.

About the ACTC Visiting Writer Series

The ACTC Creative Writing Committee sponsors two major programs each year. The Visiting Writer Series invites accomplished authors to the Twin Cities for week-long residencies.

Visiting writers give public readings and share wisdom and knowledge with students via classroom visits and private conferences. A special creative writing course is offered each spring, in which students from all five colleges may enroll.

Nov. 6, 2012 by Melissa Kaelin

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