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D. E. (Doug) Green of the Augsburg English Department is participating in several literary events this winter and spring.
• On Friday, 26 January, he’ll be reading with others at the Poken Sword Literary Salon, which takes place at the gallery 2001 A Space (2001 5th St NE, Minneapolis) between 7 and 8:30. The topic is Torment, a subject in which he is expert.
• At 2pm, Saturday, 27 January, Green will be reading with others in the Kickoff of the 2018 Sidewalk Poetry Contest in the Atrium at the Northfield Public Library. He will read his past winning sidewalk poems, which can be found on the streets of Northfield, and other poems.
• On Sunday, 18 February (time and place, TBA), Green will read at the Book Launch for the Martin Lake Journal 2017, an annual collection of poetry. One of his two poems in the volume, “Gratitude,” received the MLJ 2017 Bookend Prize.
• Between 1 and 2pm, Saturday, 3 March, Green will be one of three featured readers at Poet Ted King’s Tributary Reading Series at the Lake Coffee House (3223 E Lake St, Minneapolis). Come early: King draws a crowd.
• And at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, 19 June, at the University Club on Summit Avenue overlooking downtown St. Paul, Prof. Green will read along with poet Eric Tu at Carol Connolly’s Readings by Writers Series. Carol Connolly is the poet laureate of St. Paul and the series is organized by writers Danny Klecko and Dara Syrkin at her behest. The venue is to die for. And because it’s in June, this is a rare chance to see Prof. Green perform in something other than his customary black turtleneck.