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Writers On Writing Series

The Mount Mary University Master of Arts in English program presents this series that brings best-selling authors to campus to talk about their published work, their process and their craft.


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Writers on Writing: Featuring Poets Paulette Beete and JoAnn Early Macken

Paulette BeeteTuesday, March 8, 2016
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Helfaer Hall (located in Caroline Hall)

Writers on Writing featuring poets Paulette Beete and JoAnn Early Macken who will read from their work, examine the poetry writing process, and discuss the world of poetry. Event is free and open to the public. For additional information contact Karen Murray at murrayk@mtmary.edu or 414-930-3359. Reserve your spot below.

Paulette Beete's work has appeared in or is forthcoming in journals, including Crab Orchard ReviewGargoyleEscape into LifeFound Poetry ReviewBeltway Poetry Quarterly, and many others. She's the author of the chapbooks Blues for a Pretty Girl (Finishing Line Press) and Voice Lessons (Plan B Press), and her work appears in the anthologies Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC and Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry. She blogs (occasionally) at thehomebeete.com.

JoAnn Early MackenJoAnn Early Macken is the author of five picture books and more than 130 educational books for children. Her rhyming picture book Baby Says “Moo!” is now a padded board book. Waiting Out the Storm received a starred review in Booklist and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award. Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move received the Growing Good Kids - Excellence in Children’s Literature Award.

JoAnn’s poems appear in many children’s magazines and anthologies, including the 2015 Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations. Her poetry instruction guide Write a Poem Step by Step is based on her workshops.

JoAnn earned her M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has taught graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education writing courses at four Wisconsin colleges. JoAnn speaks to writers of all ages and contributes to the Teaching Authors group blog. Visit her web site at www.joannmacken.com.

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