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Author Flynn to speak Feb. 14 at CLC

New York Times best-selling author Nick Flynn will speak at Central Lakes College's Verse Like Water program Wednesday, Feb. 14. Submitted Photo

Verse Like Water, the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, will present New York Times best-selling author Nick Flynn at noon Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Chalberg Theatre.

Flynn is a poet, playwright and memoirist, and his book "Being Flynn" topped the New York Times bestseller list. It was subsequently turned into a film starring Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore and Paul Dano.

"Enlisting brilliant, vivid language, Nick's poetry fearlessly interrogates all topics," said Jeff Johnson, CLC English instructor and proprietor of Verse Like Water. "He is sometimes hilarious, and other times his work shines light on suffering and darkness that for him is quite personal."

This literary event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Five Wings Arts Council and Minnesota Public Radio. It will be followed by a book signing and a craft talk on creativity and the imagination, also in the Chalberg Theatre.