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Peru State to Host Poetry Reading and Creative Writing Workshop April 8 & 9


(Peru, Neb.) Waldorf College Creative Writing Instructor Joe Wilkins will host a poetry reading and creative writing workshop at Peru State College (PSC) this Thursday and Friday.

Wilkins will give a poetry reading at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 8 in the Library on campus, and will lead a creative writing workshop in the Center for Achievement and Transition Services (CATS) Conference Room from 9-11 a.m. Friday, April 9.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Born and raised north of the Bull Mountains of eastern Montana, Wilkins is the author of Killing the Murnion Dogs (forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press) and Ragged Point Road (Main Street Rag 2006). His work appears in the Georgia Review, the Southern Review, the Sun, Orion, Slate and Best New Poets 2006 and 2009, among other magazines and literary journals. A National Magazine Award Finalist, he is the 2009 recipient of the Richard J. Margolis Award of Blue Mountain Center which goes to “a promising new journalist or essayist whose work combines warmth, humor, wisdom and concern with social justice.”          

For additional information on Wilkins, visit For additional information on his visit to PSC, contact English Professor Bill Clemente at 402-872-2233 or