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What happens when a poet walks in to a business?
How does literature help a young person navigate the world of work?
Why do Fortune 500 companies bring in artists to work with their leaders?
Wagner, a former English instructor at Peninsula College, will explore these in her free lecture, “The Poetry of Persuasion: Why Poetry Matters to Business Leaders, Students and Ordinary Folk,” on Thursday.
She’ll step up for this Foothills Writers Series program at 12:30 p.m. in the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
A poet and businesswoman based in Seattle, Wagner has advised CEOs and executive directors and has worked with Fortune 500 clients, including Boeing Co., Nike and Costco.
She’s a specialist in how the arts can be woven into commerce, a member of the Million Dollar Consulting Hall of Fame and the holder of a master of fine arts in poetry.
Her books include The Influencing Option: The Art of Building a Profit Culture in Business; two poetry collections titled Like This, Like That and Somehow; and the soon-to-be published The Poetry of Persuasion.
To find out more, visit www.pencol.edu or visit Peninsula College’s Facebook page.