CLU Alumna to Present Poetry Readings

Poet, performer, educator and arts administrator Danika Dinsmore will present "Write (maybe dance) if You Hear the Music" on Monday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. in Samuelson Chapel and 8 p.m. in Overton Hall.

Dinsmore received her bachelor's degree and teaching credential from CLU and M.F.A. in writing and poetics from Naropa University. She co–founded the Northwest Spokenword LAB in Auburn, Wash., in 1996 and served as director until 1998. Currently, she is executive director of Eleventh Hour Productions, a nonprofit producer of literary arts events in Seattle.
Her books include Traffic, The 3:15 Experiment and Every Day Angels. She has a spokenword CD, All Over the Road, and appears in the anthology Short fuse: The Global Anthology of Fusion Poetry, forthcoming this fall. Her awards include a 1998 grant from King County Arts Commission to produce a curriculum guide for teaching poetry in the schools and the 1999 Washington Poets Association award for Performance Poetry.

Poetry readings are sponsored by the English Department. Admission is free.