Barton Sutter in Dickinson April 23 and 24

Amy Magstadt, associate director of communications, (701) 483-2595, Amy.Magstadt@dickinsonstate.edu

Barton Sutter, recipient of the Minnesota Book Award in poetry, fiction and non-fiction, will be in Dickinson Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 24.

On Tuesday, April 23, Sutter will give two presentations. Sutter’s first presentation will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Hawks Point bistro. He will perform “Greet the Folks at Home,” a poetry reading about Scandinavian immigrants, accompanied on piano by his wife, Dorothea Diver. His second performance at 7p.m. in Beck Auditorium, Klinefelter Hall, will include readings from other selected works, followed by time for questions.

On Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Dickinson High School’s C.S. Risser Auditorium, DSU faculty and students will stage a reading of Sutter’s “Pine Creek Parish,” a verse play about rural and small-town characters in the middle of the last century.

Sutter’s books will be available for purchase and signing at each presentation, and are currently available at the DSU bookstore. All events are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the Heart River Writers’ Circle.

For more information about this author, visit www.bartonsutter.com. Additionally, Sutter will be featured in an interview on Prairie Public, which airs Monday, April 22 at 3:33 p.m. and again at 7:33 p.m. The interview will be streamed and archived at www.prairiepublic.org/mainstreet.