posted February 22, 2012

Visiting Writers Series to Feature Nancy Eimers and Bill Olsen

The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series of Hope College will feature poets Nancy Eimers and Bill Olsen on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

In addition, the poets will take part in a question-and-answer session on Tuesday, March 6, at 3 p.m. in the Herrick Room on the second floor of the DeWitt Center.

The public is invited to both events.  Admission is free.

Nancy Eimers’ fourth poetry collection, “Oz,” was published in January 2011 by Carnegie Mellon University Press. She has been the recipient of a Nation Discovery Award, two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, a Whiting Writer’s Award and a 2010 Pushcart Prize, and her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and literary magazines. Eimers teaches creative writing at Western Michigan University and in the MFA program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

William Olsen is the author of five poetry collections. His most recent, “Sand Theory,” was published by Triquarterly Books/Northwestern University Press in spring 2011. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been awarded two Pushcart Prizes. His work has appeared widely in literary magazines and anthologies. He is on the creative writing faculty at Western Michigan University and teaches in the MFA program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Additional information may be obtained online by visiting www.hope.edu/vws.

The DeWitt Center is located at 141 E. 12th St. The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.