UNK– The University of Nebraska at Kearney Creative Writing Program and the UNK English Department are sponsoring the Reyolds Writers and Readers Series throughout the year. On Friday, September 22, at 8 p.m., poet Marilyn Nelson will be presenting in room 142 in Copeland Hall. Nelson is a National Book Award finalist in poetry for the Fields of Praise and The Homeplace. On Friday, October 20, at 8 p.m., poet Robert Pack will be presenting in room 142 in Copeland Hall. Pack was the former director of Breadloaf Writers Conference for many years at Middlebury College in Vermont. He was also a teacher for 25 years at Middlebury College and has won numerous literary awards. Pack is a nature poet and has published eighteen books of poetry and three collections on prose essays.
The Series invites various poets and novelists to present readings on campus. The sessions also allow a question and answer period once the reading has concluded. Charles Fort, the Director and Reynolds Chair in Poetry, said, “The Reynolds Writers and Readers Series has brought many famous poets and writers to the UNK campus in previous years.”