LEWISTON, Idaho – Idaho Writer in Residence CMarie Fuhrman will speak at the 41st annual Lewis-Clark State College Stegner Lecture on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at the college’s Center for Arts & History, located at 415 Main St.
Fuhrman will lecture on "A Story About a South Fork Salmon River Logging Road and What it Means to be a Good Ancestor." Her talk is free and open to the public.
Fuhrman is an author, poet and is the remote director of poetry at Western Colorado University’s master’s program in creative writing. She resides in McCall, Idaho.
Fuhrman is Idaho’s Writer in Residence for 2021-23. She was appointed by the Idaho Commission of the Arts after being selected by a panel of out-of-state judges who reviewed writing samples and professional accomplishments of the applicants. She received $10,000 with the title, which runs through June of this year. Part of the requirement of the honors is giving at least four readings annually throughout the state.
She is the author of the collection of poems, “Camped Beneath the Dam,” and co-editor of two significant anthologies, “Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, and Poetry” and “Native Voices: Indigenous Poetry, Craft, and Conversations.” She has published poetry and nonfiction in multiple journals, including Terrain.org, Emergence Magazine, Platform Review, Northwest Review, Yellow Medicine Review, Poetry Northwest, and several anthologies.
Fuhrman is a regular columnist for the Inlander and is a translations editor for Broadsided Press. She is also the director of the Elk River Writers Workshop.
Fuhrman earned her bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing from the University of Idaho in 2015 and her master’s in creative writing in 2019, also at UI.
The Stegner Lecture is named after Wallace Stegner and has been an area literary-cultural highlight since Stegner gave the first lecture in 1982. Stegner has often been called “The Dean of Western Writers” and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1972. The annual lecture at LC State features discussions about the writer’s relationship with the physical and psychological territories in which the writer resides.
For more information on the Stegner Lecture, contact Jennifer Anderson, LC State associate professor of publishing arts and creative writing, at [email protected].