Emilio DeGrazia, Professor Emeritus at WSU, will be the featured writer for the December 3 First Tuesday Laureate’s Writers Series Program held at the Book Shelf/Blue Heron Coffee House at 7 p.m. DeGrazia, who concludes his time as Winona Poet Laureate this December, will read from new work composed for his McKnight Individual Artist Award, provided by the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council in 2013.
The program features a different published writer each month and provides a platform for local writers to read their work.
The Laureate’s Writers Series, co-sponsored by the Winona Fine Arts Commission, the Book Shelf, and the Blue Heron Coffeehouse, was established to acquaint readers with the work of published authors and to let local writers showcase brief examples of their own work following the featured writer’s presentation.
The program’s organizers hope that readers and writers, young and old, experienced or not, will take advantage of the open microphone session to share samples of their work with a friendly audience.
The program is free and open to the public.