College hosts annual English faculty reading Sept. 29

College hosts annual English faculty reading Sept. 29

September 20, 2017

Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s English Department is hosting its annual Faculty Reading on Friday, Sept. 29, 7 pm, at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts (6666 East River Road in Fridley). Readers will include Melody Heide, William Breen and Paige Riehl. The event is free and open to the public.

Heide is a writer and teacher based in the Twin Cities. Her work has appeared in Switchback Journal, Blue Lake Review, and The Beard as well as the anthology Love & Profanity: True Tortured, Wild, Hilarious and Intense Tales of Teenage Life.

Breen received his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas. He is a 2012 recipient of the Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant from the Loft Literary Center and Jerome Foundation for his work on the first draft of the middle grade novel he'll be reading from. His poetry has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Measure, and other publications. He teaches writing and literature at the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus. In 2016, he was awarded the Minnesota State system Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching. He lives with his family in St. Paul, Minn.

Riehl is the author of Blood Ties, a poetry chapbook published by Finishing Line Press (2014), and her full-length manuscript titled Wait was a 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry finalist. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Crab Orchard Review, Water-Stone Review, Portland Review, Meridian, South Dakota Review, and more. She is the Poetry Editor for Midway Journal and an English faculty member at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. She lives with her husband and two children in St Paul, Minn.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College
English Department Faculty Reading
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
7 pm
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts (6666 E River Rd, Fridley)
This event is free and open to the public.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is a center for literary arts education in the northern suburbs, featuring two degrees in creative writing and one in literature. For more information, visit

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