Kevin Zepper, associate professor of English at Minnesota State University Moorhead, shared his thoughts on writing poetry and all things creative with Moorhead High School creative writing students during presentations May 3.

Zepper, a Moorhead High graduate, told students that he became interested in writing in second grade.

“My parents read to me all the time, and the library became going to the toy store,” Zepper said.

He shared with students how his path to writing began early — checking out books from the bookmobile, listening to visiting writers in second grade, and wanting his own typewriter. He continued to write in junior high and took as many English classes as he could at Moorhead High, where he filled notebooks with his poetry.

Read more about Kevin’s visit to Moorhead High School.