You are cordially invited to the annual meeting of the Friends of Lopez Library. Learn about the Friends in a brief intro then enjoy keynote speaker Dr. Tod Marshall, WA State’s current poet laureate. Tod Marshall was born in Buffalo, New York. He grew up in Wichita, Kansas. He studied English and philosophy at Siena Heights University, earned an MFA from Eastern Washington University, and graduated with his PhD from The University of Kansas. He directs the writing concentration and coordinates the visiting writers series at Gonzaga University where he is the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Endowed Professor in the Humanities. From 2016-2018, he will serve as the Washington State Poet Laureate. His work has been published in many journals, including Narrative, The Southern Review, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Shenandoah, Boulevard, The Colorado Review, The Denver Quarterly, The Columbia Poetry Review, Poetry East, Poetry Northwest, Volt, Interim, The Canary, Willow Springs, Cutbank, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Refreshments will be available. This event is sponsored by Humanities Washington, Friends of the Lopez Library, Lopez Bookshop & Shark Reef Literary Magazine. Free to all!