Poet Bret Shepard will launch a new collection, "Negative Compass," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Art Exhibit Room at Macmillan Hall, Wells College, 170 Main St., Aurora.
Shepard, of Tacoma, Washington, is the winner of the 2018 Wells College Press Scrapbook Contest, and will read from his work. Judge Dan Rosenberg said Shepard's poems were "taut, rich, surprisingly clear and riddled with wisdom — or a longing for it.”
Shepard will also conduct a master class, "On Great Titles," at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the college.
Admission to the reading is free and open to the public. The event is part of the college's Visiting Writers Series.
For more information, visit wells.edu.