Tuesday, October 23
Reading begins: 7 p.m. (Doors open: 6:30)
The Spoken Word Committee of Watermark Art Center is excited to present the writing of the late Susan Carol Hauser. This event will include a reading of excerpts from Hauser’s book My Kind of River Journey: Seeking Passage on the Mississippi, as well as some personal remarks by friends of hers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the reading beginning at 7.
This event is part of a recent series at Watermark Art Center focusing on the Mississippi River, held in conjunction with We Are Water MN. These events highlight Watermark’s current exhibit America’s River Re-Explored: Paintings by Thomas Paquette of the Mississippi from Source to Gulf.
My Kind of River Journey is a book of poetry, essays and field notes that chronicles Hauser’s journey down the Mississippi from St. Paul to the Gulf of Mexico, a passage she took with her husband on a repurposed ocean trawler. My Kind of River Journey not only captures the couple’s experiences on this adventure, but also tells the story of the river, its movement and undercurrents, and its role in her personal transformation.
Susan Carol Hauser was the author of more than a dozen books, including poetry, memoirs and field guides. She was an English professor at Bemidji State University from 1998 to 2010. In 2004, she co-founded the university’s creative writing and professional writing bachelor’s program. She was awarded multiple awards and fellowships for writing and spent over 10 years as a commentator on Minnesota Public Radio’s “Living on Earth” program. She passed away in 2015 at the age of 72.
This activity is funded, in part, by a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council funded by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund and by a grant from the Bemidji Area Arts Endowmen, a component fund of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.