MFA alums Arlene Kim (pictured) and Karen Rigby will be joined by Paul Metsa and Peter Geye for the sixth annual "First Books" event sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English. Kim and Rigby have spectacular debut poetry collections: what have you done to make our ears hear echoes and Chinoiserie. Paul Metsa is a homegrown rock and roller who finally sat down to pen his memoir of life in music and on the road, Blue Highways. Peter Geye is a BA alum whose first novel Safe from the Sea is a tender and touching portrait of a family in pain. Thursday, March 22, 7 pm at the Weisman Art Museum. All authors will read and take part in a panel discussion on publishing the first book. FREE. Cosponsored by the Weisman Art Museum and the Department of English at the University of Minnesota.