Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen visited the Brainerd lakes area as the guest presenter for The League of Minnesota Poets' conference on Saturday, October 13, 2012. She gave a public reading of her poetry at Central Lakes College in the evening. Three local musicians, Sarah Yeh, Anja Smith, and Sophie Stubbs provided lovely music to set the mood for this event. Special thanks to Krista Rolfzen Soukup, of Blue Cottage Agency, for coordinating this event. Click over to my writer's blog, Play off the Page (www.maryaalgaard.blogspot.com), for photos of the event and to read more about MN Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen and read one of her poems. Thank you, Ms. Sutphen for sharing your words, wisdom and inspiration with poetry lovers in the Brainerd lakes area.