Brewer memorial to be Saturday at USU
April 25, 2006 | A memorial service for Utah State
University faculty member and Utah Poet Laureate Ken
Brewer will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Manon Caine
Russell Kathryn Caine Wanlass Performance Hall. The
memorial is open to the public.
Brewer died at his home March 15.
The memorial service includes a number of speakers,
including family and friends. Scheduled speakers include
Bob Hoover, John Brewer (son), Jennifer Sorensen (daughter),
Star Coulbrooke (poet and former student), Glen Wilde
and Kevin Holdsworth (son-in-law), Meridith Kirkwood
(daughter). Brewer’s wife, Bobbie Stearman, will also
Jerry Fuhriman, a local artist and Brewer’s friend,
will read Curl, a poem Brewer wrote for the
dedication of The Performance Hall at USU.
The memorial service concludes with a DVD tribute,
A Song for Ken Brewer, produced by Marina Hall
and Dennis Hinkamp.
Donations to the Kenneth W. Brewer Creative Writing
Award can be made at the memorial or through the department
of English at USU. Those donating more than $20 will
receive a gift copy of A Song for Ken Brewer.