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Poet Charmaine Pappas Donovan to speak at BPL

Poet Charmaine Pappas Donovan to speak at Brainerd Public Library

In celebration of April Poetry Month, Charmaine Pappas Donovan will read fromTumbled Dry, her newly published collection of poems at Brainerd Public Library on Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30 pm.  Tumbled Dry includes narrative poems about growing up in a small town, Crosby-Ironton, during the 1960s. 

Charmaine Pappas Donovan is a poet and writer whose work has been featured in Lake Country Journal, Her Voice, Minnesota Moments, The Brainerd Dispatch, Differing Visions, Dust & Fire, The Talking Stick, County Lines, Twenty Poets Celebrate the Lake Country and Ottertail & Thereabouts.  She is the past-president of the League of Minnesota Poets and was co-editor of County Lines, a Minnesota sesquicentennial poetry anthology funded by the Minnesota Historical Society. 

Charmaine is a member of Heartland Poets, the Brainerd area chapter of the League of Minnesota Poets.  She was project manager for Twenty Poets Celebrate the Lake Country, an anthology collection featuring 20 Brainerd area poets.  Charmaine says of her poetry, "...I find that writing is a familiar path I can travel along to discover what I know.  Especially in this time of busyness and technological complexity, my writing affords me the opportunity to slow down and listen to that still quiet voice of reason that I find soothing in nature and in meaningful, satisfying relationship with friends, family, and my creator.  I value words-their ability to heal or hurt, to expose or inform, to delight and thrill..."

In Celebration of Poetry with Charmaine Donovan is presented by Brainerd Public Library and Friends of the Library.  The event is free and all are welcome.