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K-State Today

March 5, 2014



Author Suzanne Roberts to read from her work on Friday

By Karin Westman

Suzanne Roberts

On Friday, March 7, poet and essayist Suzanne Roberts will read from her work at 3:30 p.m. in the K-State Student Union's Little Theatre.

Roberts is the author of the memoir "Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail" — winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award — as well as four collections of poetry, including "Plotting Temporality" and "Three Hours to Burn a Body: Poems on Travel." She was named The Next Great Travel Writer by National Geographic Traveler, and her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies.

Roberts holds degrees in biology and English from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a doctorate in literature and the environment from the University of Nevada-Reno. She teaches at Lake Tahoe Community College and for the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at Sierra Nevada College.

"Suzanne Roberts is as energetic in her writing as she is in real life, and that's saying a lot," explains Elizabeth Dodd, university distinguished professor of English. "She is a world traveler and writer of travel writing, a memoirist, and a poet whose work is introspective, sensual and smart."

Roberts's reading is sponsored by the English department, the Creative Writing Enthusiasts, and the Konza Prairie Biological Station. A book-signing will follow the reading.