Celebrating Great River Review

A reading from the 68th issue of Minnesota's longest running literary magazine
Image of cover of GRR, with color painting of city in background with brick-red building and people sitting and walking; white letters GREAT RIVER REVIEW over painting, and to the left, a black box with many names of contributors in white ink.
Event Date & Time
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Event Location
412 Pillsbury Hall

310 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The first event from the Creative Writing Program's new Walter Nathan Literary Initiative launches Great River Review Issue 68! Join us for readings by CMarie Fuhrman, the first annual Great River Review Walter Nathan essayist, and Stephen Scott Whitaker, the 2021 Pink Poetry Prize winner. Great River Review, the longest-running literary magazine in Minnesota, has been produced by graduate students and faculty of the Department of English at the University of Minnesota since 2016.

This hybrid celebration is free and open to the public. Community members are encouraged to attend. Masks are required (see details below). The event will livestream on English's YouTube channel. For accessibility services, email sutt0063@umn.edu.

CMarie Fuhrman is the author of Camped Beneath the Dam: Poems (Floodgate 2020) and co-editor of Native Voices (Tupelo, 2019). She has published poetry and nonfiction in multiple journals including Emergence Magazine, Yellow Medicine Review, Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Whitefish Review, Broadsided Press, Taos International Journal of Poetry and Art, as well as several anthologies. Fuhrman is a regular columnist for the Inlander, translations editor for Broadsided Press, Non-Fiction editor for High Desert Journal, and Director of the Elk River Writers Workshop.

Stephen Scott Whitaker is a member of the National Book Critics Circle, a teacher, and a grant writer. Whitaker’s writing has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, The Rumpus, The American Journal of Poetry, Crab Creek Review, Oxford Poetry, and other journals. The author of four chapbooks and a broadside from Broadsided Press, Whitaker is the recipient of fellowships from Maryland Humanities, Maryland State Arts Council, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Witter Bynner Foundation of Poetry for bringing poetry into classrooms and communities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia. Whitaker is the fiction editor and managing editor of The Broadkill Review. Mulch, a novel of weird fiction, is forthcoming from Montag Press in early 2023.

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