Grand Valley Writers Series to feature Joe Wilkins

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Author Joe Wilkins will come to Grand Valley's Allendale Campus Tuesday, March 13, as part of the Writing Department Writers Series. Wilkins will give a craft talk on creative nonfiction and poetry from 4-5:15 p.m. and a public reading from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Both events are in 2215/16 Kirkhof Center and open to the public with free admission.

Wilkins is the author of a memoir-in-fragments, The Mountain and the Fathers (Counterpoint 2012) and a collection of poems, Killing the Murnion Dogs (Black Lawrence Press 2011). His work has appeared in the Georgia Review and Slate, among many other magazines and literary journals.

A 2010 National Magazine Award finalist and 2010 PEN Center USA Award in Journalism finalist, Wilkins is also the recipient of the Richard J. Margolis Award of Blue Mountain Center, which is presented to a promising new journalist or essayist whose work combines warmth, humor, wisdom and concern with social justice. He lives with his wife, son, and daughter on the north Iowa prairie, where he teaches writing at Waldorf College.

For more information contact Caitlin Horrocks at (616) 331-3411.