HRWC presents readings by Debra Marquart Nov. 25

Shanna Shervheim, interim associate director of communications

The Heart River Writers’ Circle at Dickinson State University will host two readings by author Debra Marquart on Monday, Nov. 25. Marquart will appear at Hawks Point at 2 p.m. and at Beck Auditorium, Klinefelter Hall, at 7 p.m. Both readings are free and open to the public. 

Marquart is a professor of English at Iowa State University and a writer of literary prose and poetry. A performance poet, Marquart has written two poetry collections, Everything's a Verb and From Sweetness. Her award-winning memoir, The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere, is based on her experiences growing up on a farm in Napoleon, N.D. During the 1970s and 80s, Marquart toured as a musician with hard rock and heavy metal bands. The Hunger Bone: Rock & Roll Stories is collection of short stories that draws on her experiences on the road. Marquart’s latest collection, Small Buried Things, is forthcoming in 2014.

Heart Rivers Writers' Circle brings to the West River area significant, contemporary writers whose work interests a range of readers on the northern plains. Each writer gives a public reading and meets with students and community members to discuss issues germane to writing. By coordinating such visits, as well as by hosting literary events and discussions, the Circle serves as a resource for those interested in writing as vocation or avocation. The Circle, which supports all community literary activities, including the use of libraries, is sponsored by Stoxen Library and DSU's Department of Language and Literature.