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Good Thunder: Thursday January 29

Poets Traci Brimhall and Ed Skoog will answer questions about writing, present a craft talk, and give a reading.


On Thursday, January 29, poets Traci Brimhall and Ed Skoog will answer questions about writing, present a craft talk, and give a reading.  All events are free and open to the public. 

WHAT                                    WHEN                        WHERE
Informal Q&A                      10–11 a.m.                   CSU Room 202
Craft Talk                             3–3:50 p.m.                CSU Ostrander Auditorium
Reading/book signing          7:30–8:30 p.m.            CSU Room 245

(Books will be available for purchase.)

 Traci Brimhall is the award-winning author of two poetry collections, Our Lady of the Ruins and Rookery. Her poems have appeared Kenyon Review, Slate, The Believer, Ploughshares, New England Review, The New Yorker, and Best American Poetry 2013. She’s currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Kansas State University.

 Ed Skoog's poetry collections include Mister Skylight and Rough Day. He has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Lannan Foundation, Richard Hugo House, and the Jenny McKean Moore Writer in Washington Fellowship at George Washington University.

 An interview with Brimhall and Skoog will air on KMSU 89.7 FM, on Thursday, January 29 at 1 p.m., and on Friday, January 30, at 11 a.m.

 The 2014–2015 Good Thunder Reading Series is funded by Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of English, College of Arts and Humanities, Office of Institutional Diversity, Library Services, the Nadine B. Andreas Endowment, the Eddice B. Barber Visiting Writer Endowment, the Robert C. Wright Endowment, and individual donors. Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Minnesota State University offers additional assistance. This activity is also made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriate from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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