Swan’s book Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes is a Michigan Notable Book. Swan’s poems and essays have appeared in many publications, including her poetry chapbooks Before the Snow Moon and Dog Heart, the recent anthologies Here: Women Writing on the Upper Peninsula and Poetry in Michigan/Michigan in Poetry, the journals North American Review and TriQuarterly, and The Michigan Poet broadside series and anthology. She’s been awarded a Mesa Refuge Fellowship and the Michigan Environmental Council’s Petoskey Prize for Grassroots Environmental Leadership. She teaches in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at Western Michigan University and lives in Ann Arbor.
The Contemporary Writers Series celebrates its 22nd year at Aquinas College with its 2018-2019 season. To date, over 80 writers of all literary genres have brought their talents and inspiration to more than 17,000 students and community members. This annual series of literary readings was inaugurated in 1997 by Dr. Tony Foster (‘73) and poet Linda Nemec Foster.
Unless otherwise noted, all readings are at 7:30 p.m. in the Wege Ballroom on the Aquinas College campus., 1700 Fulton St. E , Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1801. (616) 632-8900