Watermark Art Center’s Spoken Word Series celebrates the literary arts by hosting regional authors to lead readings and workshops in our Main Gallery. We also partner with other organizations to bring distant authors to our region. Past featured writers have included poet Jane Hirshfield and Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen, as well as novelist Maureen Gibbon and National Book Award nominee Kevin McColley.

Featured writers for the 2018 season include Wendell Affield, HC Palmer and Al Ortolani.


Interested in viewing past lineups for the Spoken Word Series? Click on a year for full details!

2017 – First City Reads
2015 – Diane Pittman, Bao Phi, Lin Enger, Will Weaver, and Marley Kaul.
2014
– Jane Hirshfield and Lauren Cobb
2013 – Tom Evans, Marsh Muirhead, Susan Carol Hauser, Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen, and Carol Ann Russell
2012 – Great Twin Cities Poetry Road Show, Wendell Affield, and Kevin McColley
2011 – Mark Christensen,  Heid Erdrich, and Susan Carol Hauser
2010 – Sean Hill and Maureen Gibbon
2009 – Anthony Swann and Marsh Muirhead