Dr. Carol Ann Russell Showcases Poetry at Headwaters Open-Mic CoffeeHouse

In recognition of National Poetry Month, Headwaters Open-mic CoffeeHouse announced Dr. Carol Ann Russell, Bemidji State University professor of English, as host on Friday, April 5.

Headwaters Open-Mic CoffeeHouse is a volunteer-led community event where artists and authors like Russell enjoy celebrating the arts and sharing their work in a welcoming community setting. The coffee house features music and spoken word performances on the first Friday of every month in Bemidji.

Russell has published six books of poetry and was awarded an artist grant from the Region 2 Arts Council. She continues to mentor and teach writers in the Bemidji community through her classes and workshops.



Bemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university’s Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding. For more, visit bemidjistate.edu or find us at BemidjiState on most of your favorite social media networks.