Heather Bourbeau with Jared Stanley, Some Days the Bird and Monarch

Join us for an event with author, Heather Bourbeau, as she reads from her latest poetry collections, Some Days the Bird, and Monarch. She will be joined in conversation by fellow poet, Jared Stanley.

Heather Bourbeau's fiction and poetry have appeared in 100 Word Story, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Kenyon Review, Meridian and The Stockholm Review of Literature. She was a contributing writer to Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond with Don Cheadle and John Prendergast. Originally from Reno, she has worked with various UN agencies around the world, including the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia and UNICEF Somalia.

Her latest book, Monarch, is a poetic memoir of overlooked histories from the American West she was raised in, and Some Days the Bird is a poetry conversation over the course of 2021 with the Irish-Australian poet Anne Casey.

Jared Stanley is a poet and writer who often works with visual artists. His awards include The Saturnalia Books Prize, The Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame and fellowships from the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard, Nevada Arts Council and the Center for Art + Environment. Born in Arizona, Stanley grew up in northern California and now lives in northern Nevada where he teaches poetry and creative writing at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509