ACHF Arts Access
Connect to new Minnesota audiences by presenting a workshop titled "How to Read a Poem" at public libraries. Complete the manuscript of my fifth book. I will track the number of people who attend my workshop and the number who buy my book, Meridian. Increasing the number of readings/workshops I do within the state of Minnesota will also work to increase awareness of my work. 2: Enhance my reputation as a poet in Minnesota. I will develop and present workshops at Public Libraries throughout Minnesota. At ea
Through the workshops I gave throughout Minnesota and the readings I gave, I was able to significantly enhance my reputation as a poet in Minnesota. I sold 95 copies of my book Meridian, and also gave away 34 copies at the workshops I conducted. In addition, Small Press Distributors sold over 1,000 copies of Meridian in the U.S., and my publisher went to a second printing. I developed a one-hour workshop on How to Read as Poem and presented it at public libraries, an arts center, and two salon gatherings throughout Minnesota, focusing especially on the northern tier of the state. The workshop proved to be popular, rating a 4.8 on a 5-point scale. I will continue to offer this workshop to libraries around the state beyond the end of my grant.