Entertainment Briefs for Feb. 8

A round-up of upcoming entertainment events, such as concerts, plays, music in the park, author events in the Brainerd lakes area.

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Verse Like Water presents Romanian-American poet Maya C. Popa

BRAINERD — Verse Like Water: The visiting poet program of Central Lakes College presents Romanian-American poet Maya C. Popa at noon on Feb. 24 (Event postponed due to impending winter storm - will be rescheduled later in the spring.) in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus. A book signing and craft talk will follow this free literary event.

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Maya C. Popa

Popa teaches poetry at New York University and celebrates the relationship between poetry and wonder in the human heart.

She is the author of Wound is the Origin of Wonder (W. W. Norton, 2022) and American Faith (Sarabande, 2019), which was a recipient of the North American Book Prize and a runner-up in the Kathryn A. Morton Prize judged by Ocean Vuong. Popa is also the author of two chapbooks, both from the Diagram Chapbook Series: You Always Wished the Animals Would Leave (2018) and The Bees Have Been Canceled (2017). She is the Poetry Reviews Editor at Publishers Weekly and teaches poetry at NYU. She is director of creative writing at the Nightingale-Bamford school where she oversees visiting writers, workshops, and readings. She holds degrees from Oxford University, NYU, and Barnard College and is currently pursuing her PhD on the role of wonder in poetry at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Funded and supported by the Five Wings Art Council, The Legacy Fund, the CLC Foundation and Minnesota Public Radio.

CLC’s Winter Chamber Ensembles concert is Feb. 13

BRAINERD — The community is invited to attend the Central Lakes College Music Department's Winter Chamber Ensembles Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus.


The concert will feature the Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Ensembles. The performance will also be available via livestream .

Tickets are $5. CLC students get in for free.

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