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‘Poetry & Jazz in the Park’ is June 10

Join award winning poet Mark Vinz and jazz musicians David Ferreira and Bill Law in the Detroit Lakes City Park on Tuesday, June 10, for a special evening of “Poetry & Jazz in the Park.”

Poet Mark Vinz draws on his experiences of living and growing up in Minnesota.

Vinz won the 2014 Minnesota Book Awards Kay Sexton Award for outstanding work in fostering books, reading and literary activity.

His contributions includeInheriting the Land:  Contemporary Voices from the Midwest” and The Party Train: An Anthology of North American Prose Poems,” along with many other publications that include his own prose poems. 

Bassist Bill Law hosts the weekly Prairie Public Radio program, “The Law of Jazz,” and pianist David Ferreira is a published composer-arranger, with credentials from Illinois Wesleyan, Union Theological Seminary School of Sacred Music in New York City, and the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

The David Ferreira Trio is also regularly featured in the “Live at the Lodge” concert series at the Lodge on Lake Detroit.

“Poetry and Jazz in the Park” is sponsored by Northern Lights Library Network, Historic Holmes Theatre, and the City of Detroit Lakes.  It is part of of NLLN’s “Poets Across Minnesota,” and its Minnesota Literacy Initiative.

This event celebrates NLLN’s 34th annual meeting, which will be held in the Pavilion from 4 to 5 p.m. It is also part of the Holmes Theatre’s Tuesdays in the Park concert series.

Also, join us for a picnic in the park at 6 p.m., benefitting Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity.