Pamela Espeland Photo by Beowulf SheehanPatricia SmithThe Fall UMN English Writers Series is never long – this time, it’s just four writers – but it’s always mighty. The U being the U, it can draw big names to a series that’s always open to the public and free.For Fall 2018, the line-up includes the reigning Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry, two MacArthur “genius” fellows, a four-time National Poetry Slam champion and a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.And because Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” turns 200 this year, the Department of English will also celebrate that.Mark your calendars:Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Weisman: Patricia Smith Reading. Smith is a poet, teacher, performing artist, four-time winner of the National...
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Patricia Smith to open UMN English Writers Series; Irish Fair coming to Harriet Island