Creative Writing Reading Series: Mary Crow, Former Poet Laureate, & John Calderazzo, CSU Faculty

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Creative Writing Reading Series: Mary Crow, Former Poet Laureate, & John Calderazzo, CSU Faculty
February 28, 2013 7:00 pm
February 28, 2013 8:00 pm
Carrie Care
Clara Hatton Gallery
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Visual Arts Building, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 80523, United States

Join the Department of English and the Organization of Graduate Student Writers through ASCSU for the Creative Writing Program Spring 2013 Reading Series at Colorado State University. The series features special guests and faculty reading from a variety of styles and genres including fiction, poetry, and essays.

This session features Mary Crow, Former Colorado Poet Laureate, and John Calderazzo, CSU Professor.

Mary Crow

Raised in Loudonville, Ohio, and educated at the College of Wooster, Indiana University, and the Iowa Writers Workshop, Mary Crow came west to begin a creative writing and teaching career at Colorado State University. Along with teaching Creative Writing and Contemporary Poetry, Women Writers, South American and World Poetry, Crow also served as director of CSU’s Creative Writing Program. Now Professor Emerita of English at Colorado State University, Mary Crow has been awarded Poetry Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Colorado Council on the Arts. She served as Colorado Poet Laureate for 14 years.

John Calderazzo

Professor. B.A., English, University of South Florida; M.F.A., Creative Writing, Bowling Green State University.

A former full-time freelance writer of essays and magazine and newspaper articles, Professor Calderazzo teaches nonfiction writing workshops and literature classes. He’s the author of a how-to writing textbook, Writing from Scratch: Freelancing; a children’s science book, 101 Questions about Volcanoes; and a creative nonfiction book, Rising Fire: Volcanoes and Our Inner Lives (2004). He writes about a wide variety of topics, including the nature of the personal essay, natural history, Asia, Buddhism, and the interrelationships of science and culture. His work has been cited in Best American Stories and Best American Essays and has appeared in Georgia Review, Audubon, Orion, Witness, and many other magazines. He is a winner of a Best CSU Teacher award and a creative writing fellowship from the Colorado Council on the Arts.

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