MSUM’s New Rivers Press celebrates 45th anniversary

Twin Cities poets Sarah Fox and John Colburn gave a McGrath Visiting Writers Series talk Wednesday at the CMU. The series concludes this week with authors David Haynes and Bradford Tice.

Twin Cities poets Sarah Fox and John Colburn gave a McGrath Visiting Writers Series talk Wednesday at the CMU. The series concludes this week with authors David Haynes and Bradford Tice.

New Rivers Press (NRP), an MSUM based publisher, is celebrating 45 years this week. NRP’s mission is to “publish and promote enduring contemporary literature and to create academic learning opportunities.” This week the company is doing just that through their involvement in not only their own “birthday celebration” on Thursday, but also two of their authors will be presenting Wednesday as a part of the Tom McGrath Visiting Writers Series at MSUM.

The Tom McGrath Visiting Writers Series brings in published authors over the course of the school year to speak for students. Last Wednesday the series brought in Sarah Fox and John Colburn, who are both poets from the Twin Cities.

David Haynes and Bradford Tice, the authors who will be presenting in CMU 101 on Wednesday, will be sharing with attendees their latest works. “Rare Earth,” Tice’s collection of poetry, won the Many Voices Project award for 2012. Haynes’ seventh novel, “A Star in the Face of the Sky,” will be the topic of his discussion.

Thursday’s event, which NRP is calling their “birthday celebration,” will take place at the Rourke Art Museum and will feature readings from Tice, Haynes and four more NRP authors: Sian Griffiths, Kathryn Levy, Joe Stracci and Madelyne Camrud. The event will begin at 6:45 p.m, will be free to the public and will include free refreshments.

BY ELLEN ROSSOW
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