Press Release

 

Fort Morgan, CO 09/05/18.  Poets and poetry lovers are invited to two events at the Morgan Community College (MCC) Fort Morgan campus on September 19, 2018.  Lisa Zimmerman Professor and poet Lisa Zimmerman from Fort Collins, Colorado, will lead a poetry workshop from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Spruce 317.  Zimmerman will then share some of her work at an open-mic poetry and prose reading session beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Bloedorn Lecture Hall.  Both are sponsored by the MCC Center for Arts and Community Enrichment (CACE) and are free and open to the public.

The poetry workshop, “Writing Personas and Historical Poems, a Creative Fatigue Buster!” is for poets of all skill levels.  Participants are encouraged to sign up in advance by visiting personas-historical.eventbrite.com.  Walk-ins are also welcome.

The Open Mic event will feature a poetry reading by Lisa Zimmerman, as well as provide attendees with an opportunity to share their favorite poem or piece of prose.  Sign-ups for open mic slots will be available at the beginning of the event.

Zimmerman is a professor of English at the University of Northern Colorado. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in English and History from Colorado State University and received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis.

As a residency artist with the non-profit organization, Think 360 Arts, Lisa Zimmerman has been the poet-in-residence at K-12 schools in Colorado and Florida. She is also a coach for Poetry Out Loud, the national recitation contest for high school students.

Zimmerman has published poetry and fiction in numerous magazines, including Redbook, Cave Wall, Colorado Review, Natural Bridge, and Poet Lore. Her most recent poetry collections are The Light at the Edge of Everything (Anhinga Press) and The Hours I Keep (Main Street Rag). Her poetry has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize.

MCC CACE offers free artistic and educational events for the community year-round.  To learn more about CACE, visit morgancc.edu/CACE or call 970-542-3180.