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Award winning writer to speak at Waldorf College Distinguished Writers Series

Waldorf College

Forest City, Iowa – From a heavy metal rock musician to a poet to a professor – acclaimed writer Debra Marquart will read from her work and share stories of her unusual experiences at the Waldorf College Distinguished Writers Series on Tuesday, January 31.

A professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University, Marquart has published four books. Her work has appeared in numerous journals such as The North American Review, Three Penny Review, and New Letters to name a few. She has also won several awards for her literary work.

“Her work, while finely crafted, is very approachable. She writes in a conversational manner that people will understand,” said Joe Wilkins, director of the creative writing program and assistant professor of English at Waldorf College. Marquart’s writing reflects her background in the Dakotas and growing up on a farm. “It will be an interesting reading as a lot of Waldorf staff and faculty share her background.”

Marquart will also talk to two creative writing classes on Tuesday, in which each student will get an opportunity to discuss their writing with her.

The book reading and signing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Waldorf College Salveson Ballroom. The event is free and open to the community.