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Books in the Barn: Brian Laidlaw | The Anderson Center
Nov 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Books in the Barn with Gwen Westerman will be held in historic barn at the Anderson Center and is part of a three part series of poetry readings and workshops that will take place this Fall at the Anderson Center. Admission to “Books in the Barn” is free to Anderson Center members and people under 18. This event is open to the public and is a pay-what-you-can admission. Registration is requested, as seating in the barn is limited. “Verse Versus Verses,” a poetry reading and concert, is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson Center barn. Books and CDs will be available. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://brianlaidlawworkshop.brownpapertickets.com 651.388.2009 ext. 0
Verse Versus Verses: On Generosity in Poetry and Song
Brian Laidlaw is a songwriter and poet who melds myths ancient and contemporary among the raspberries, wolves, and taconite mines of Minnesota’s Iron Range. He’s equally adept at melding artistic forms; each of his published books of poetry has a musical accompaniment. The Center welcomes Laidlaw back to Red Wing to share his contemporary take on storytelling, mythmaking and songwriting.
Laidlaw is the author of The Stuntman and The Mirrormaker, both published by Milkweed Editions. His poems published in New American Writing, Iowa Review, FIELD, and The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral; lyrics published in American Songwriter Magazine; and he has a songwriting credit on the Grammy Award-winning album Can You Canoe? by the Okee Dokee Brothers. An accomplished musician, he has toured widely in the United States and Europe. His most recent album is Amoratorium from Paper Darts Press. A graduate of the University of Minnesota’s MFA program in poetry, Laidlaw has taught songwriting at McNally Smith College of Music and is now pursuing a PhD in creative writing at the University of Denver.