October 20, 2018

Publish YOUR BOOK Class offered at The Crossing Arts Alliance

Do you have a book idea but do not know where to start? Have you finished your manuscript but are unsure of the next best step? Are you confused about the many publishing options out there? This class is for YOU!  Tuesday, March 28, 6-8 Franklin Art Center, 1001 Juniper Street, Brainerd, Minnesota Join us as we discuss today’s book industry, publishing options, first steps in getting a book published and what an author can expect once their book is published. The class instructor is Krista … [Read more...]

Former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins visits Brainerd

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins held a reading at Central Lakes College in Brainerd Minnesota as part of Verse Like Water, the visiting poet program of CLL, in conjunction with The Crossing Arts Alliance. "Poetry is for everybody. It is not something that's for specialists. It's no just for academics or professors or any other group of intelligentsia. It's a matter of finding the right poets for you. If you have a misconception about poetry, it's because you don't read it If people … [Read more...]

Poet laureate Billy Collins coming to Brainerd

A U.S. poet laureate will be featured in a free poetry program that Central Lakes College in Brainerd will present in conjunction with The Crossing Arts Alliance on April 29. Billy Collins has twice been named U.S. poet laureate by the Library of Congress. He will give a public reading at noon the CLC Chalberg Theater. The reading will be followed by a book signing, meet and greet, and workshop for anyone interested in hearing him speak about poetry, creativity and the imagination. The … [Read more...]