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Author in the House Presents: Shanan Ballam


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Sweet Branch Library's Author in the House series will feature English Department faculty member and incoming Logan City Poet Laureate this upcoming Thursday, July 25 for an evening of reading and conversation. 

Shanan Ballam earned an MFA in poetry writing from the University of Nebraska, Omaha and is the author of the poetry chapbook The Red Riding Hood Papers (Finishing Line 2010) and two full-length poetry collections Pretty Marrow (Negative Capability 2013) and Inside the Animal: The Collected Red Riding Hood Poems (Main Street Rag Publishing 2019). She is a Senior Lecturer and teaches poetry writing, fiction writing, and composition for Utah State University. She was named the 2014 Lecturer of the Year for the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, served on the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors from 2013-2017, and was recently named Logan City Poet Laureate, with her Laureate duties beginning in August 2019. 

Thursday, July 25 at 7 pm
Sweet Branch Public Library, Salt Lake City