FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 7, 2010
Contact: Darcy Minter 775.340.4240
Former Utah Poet Laureate David Lee in Elko
for Reading and Workshop October 14
Elko, NV —The Western Folklife Center and Elko High School present acclaimed poet and author David Lee who will read from his work and conduct a writing workshop as part of the Nevada Arts Council's Tumblewords literary series. Lee will read from his work Thursday, October 14, at 7:00 pm, in the Western Folklife Center's Pioneer Saloon. He will also conduct a writing workshop at 1:00 pm in the Elko High School Main Building, Room 213. Both events are free and open to the public.
David Lee is the author of 20 books of poetry and was named Utah's first poet laureate in 1997. He is retired from his position as Emeritus Professor of English and Chair of the Department of Language, Literature and Humanities at Southern Utah University. He has been awarded numerous awards for teaching and writing, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The recipient of the Utah Governor's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, he has also been honored as one of Utah's top 12 writers of all time by the Utah Endowment for the Humanities. He currently lives in Bandera, Texas, and Seaside, Oregon, where he is an ever-present scribbler and wanderer of back roads, footpaths and byways. To read David Lee's poetry, visit poets.org.
The mission of the Western Folklife Center is to enhance the vitality of American life through the experience, understanding, and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the American West.
This event is made possible through the generous support of Elko High School, the Nevada Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Western States Art Federation.