Local Lit Off the Page: Max Garland & Samantha Kobs
Readings from various local authors entertain and expose an audience to a wide variety and diversity of writers from the Chippewa Valley (sometimes beyond): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers. dramatists, children's writers and journalists have all previously appeared.
Max Garland is Professor Emeritus at UWEC, a former Writer-in-Residence for the city of Eau Claire, and the former Poet Laureate of Wisconsin. He is, winner of the 2017-18 Brittingham Poetry Prize, winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, and the Cleveland State Poetry Center Award. Find more by and about Max on his VolumeOne.org author page.
Samantha Kobs graduated from UWEC, served as a Fulbright Fellow in South Africa, traveled and worked in Mauritius and Rwanda before returning to the Chippewa Valley where she has worked as a middle and high school English teacher. Read more work by Samantha on her VolumeOne.org author page.