The readings are free.
In 1984, McFarland was named as the state’s first Writer in Residence, which represents the highest literary recognition in the state. As part of the appointment, McFarland traveled throughout the state to conduct readings and discuss writing.
McFarland is a poet and a University of Idaho professor emeritus. He taught 17th-century British literature, modern British/American literature and poetry at UI, and helped establish the university’s highly regarded literary magazine, Fugue. He has published numerous books, written more than 600 poems and edited many poetry and critical anthologies. He also has served as a visiting scholar at various universities and has taught multiple writers’ workshops.
After his presentation, McFarland will have copies of his books available to purchase and sign. His most recent book is “Professor McFarland in Reel Time: Poems and Prose of an Angler” (2020).