Award-winning writer, educator, and humorist Marcus Lyons is scheduled to appear as part of Minot’s Creative Night Out on Thursday, September 6th, at 6:00 p.m. at Main Street Books downtown. The event is free of charge and will feature a lively discussion on the art and craft of writing, fiction vs. non-fiction, and readings from Aging: An Apprenticeship, an essay anthology that includes the author’s piece, Passing for Young-ish. The collection also features work from Judy Blume, Ursula Le Guin, Kate Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Andrew McCarthy, Donald Hall, David Shields, and others.
Originally from Colorado where his literary career began, Lyons migrated to Minot earlier this year where he is working on the launch of the North Dakota Centre for Writing, a non-profit geared toward increasing the accessibility and visibility of the literary arts as well as creating literacy programs for both adults and children in Minot and beyond. He is a featured poet for North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) Poetry Out Loud program, a national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation which partner with state agencies and reaches more than 3 million students across the U.S. NDCA offers non-matching grant funds for poet visits to schools registered in the program.
Lyons is the premier poet and writer representing Minot in the schools. He will also appear as a guest on the Good Talk Network on August 29th, 11 a.m. which is available online.
If you would like more information about this event, please call Main Street Books at 701.839.4050.