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Community Connection: Rose Warner Reading Series Featuring Marilyn Nelson

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Image courtesy of Marilyn Nelson

Kevin Quarmby began heading up the Rose Warner Reading Series at The College of St. Scholastica during a rather auspicious time; Covid. "That was quite a tall ask," says Quarmby. In 2022, the presentation by poet laureate Natasha Trethewey was a mask-required event. Though 2023 was friendlier for social gatherings, the presentation by Minnesota poet Michael Bazzett was delayed by extreme weather.

Through all of the challenges, the presentations continue to thrive and offer insight and intellect to the community. This Friday, the Rose Warner Reading Series welcomes poet, translator, and children's book author Marilyn Nelson. The free presentation begins at 6:30pm on Friday, February 2nd at the Mitchell Auditorium on the CSS campus.

The Rose Warner Series began in the early 90s to promote the English language and literature. For Quarmby, the creative side of events like this go hand-in-hand with community. "To be a creative is not a self-centered activity, it's just something that invites others to think and join with them on a journey of discovery about themselves and about society... I think that this Rose Warner event is the perfect example of demonstrating the power of human engagement."

For more information about the Rose Warner Reading Series and the event on Friday, February 2nd, visit The College of St. Scholastica website.

You can hear Community Connection every Tuesday and Thursday at 8am on Northland Morning.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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