In the past, the Boise State MFA Reading Series has brought lit luminaries like Jesus Son author Denis Johnson and Bright Lights, Big City writer Jay McInerney to the City of Trees. On Friday, April 16, Canadian poet Lisa Robertson will join their ranks. The author of nine books of poetry, including 2001's The Weather, 2004's Occasional Work and 7 Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture and most recently, 2010's R's Boat, Robertson heads to the Boise State Student Union Lookout Room for a special reading at 7:30 p.m.
But before Robertson takes the stage, the Boise State MFA Reading Series will also bring another guest--lit agency prez Wendy Weil--on Thursday, April 15, to the Student Union Building's Simplot Ballroom C. Weil established the Wendy Weil Agency Inc. in 1987 in New York City and represents local legends like Anthony Doerr and Mitch Wieland, as well as NPR darling Sarah Vowell. Both events are free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 15, FREE, Simplot Ballroom C, 1910 University Dr. Friday, April 16, Lookout Room, 1910 University Dr., boisestate.edu/english/mfa.