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Posted on: March 26, 2014

[ARCHIVED] State Poet to present Writing Workshop at Miami Public Library

Oklahoma Poet Laureate, Nathan Brown, will present a poetry writing workshop at the Miami Public Library on April 3rd at 6:00 p.m. This workshop is made possible by the Oklahoma Humanities Council and is sponsored by the library and Chapters. It is free and open to the public.

(Miami, OK) - Every other spring the Oklahoma Humanities Council, on behalf of the Governor’s office, solicits nominations for the honorary position of Oklahoma's State Poet Laureate. A review committee of poets, university professors, former State Poets Laureate, and lovers of poetry, select from the nominees and make a recommendation to Oklahoma’s governor. Governor Mary Fallin has appointed poet Nathan Brown as Oklahoma Poet Laureate for 2013 through 2014.
Brown, a distinguished speaker, musician, photographer, songwriter, and award-winning poet is the author of eight books, most recently Karma Crisis: New and Selected Poems. One of his recent books, Two Tables Over, won the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry given by Oklahoma Center for the Book.

Nathan holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Creative and Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma. He currently teaches History of the Arts and Humanities courses for the Liberal Studies Department at the University of Oklahoma, as well as Introduction to Songwriting for Austin Community College, and he has served as the Artist in Residence at the University of Central Oklahoma. Brown travels extensively sharing his love of poetry and music. He's also worked as a professional songwriter and musician for decades in and around Oklahoma City, Nashville, and Austin. For more information about the poet, visit his website at www.brownlines.com.

The mission of the Oklahoma Humanities Council is to promote meaningful public engagement with the humanities. To learn more about OHC visit their website at www.okhumanities.org.

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