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February 7: Good Thunder: Sequoia Nagamatsu and Jordan Deveraux

Sequoia Nagamatsu, this year’s Robert C. Wright Minnesota Writer Residency visiting writer, will be here Thursday, February 7.


Sequoia Nagamatsu, this year's Robert C. Wright Minnesota Writer Residency visitng writer, will b here Thursday, February 7.

Nagamatsu is the author of the story collection Where We Go When All We Were is Gone (Black Lawrence Press, 2016), silver medal winner of the 2016 Foreword Reviews' Indies Book of the Year Award. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as ZYZZYVA, Tin House online, Black Warrior Review, Willow Springs, and Bellevue Liteary Review, among others. Originally from Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area, he was educated at Grinnell College and Southern Illinois University. He edits Psychompomp Magazine, an online quarterly dedicated to innovative prose, and teaches at St. Olaf College and the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing.

Jordan Deveraux, born and raised in Bountiful, Utah, is an MFA candidate in Minnesota State University, Mankat's Creative Writing program. He has been a poetry editor, operations editor, and managing editor of Blue Earth Review. In addition to reading and writing poems, he likes to listen to music in the car, and ride skateboards down hills that are only slightly more steep than flat.

Nagamatsu's events include:

- Thursday, February 7 Workshop from 10-11 a.m. at the Emy Frentz Gallery, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts (523 S. 2nd St, Mankato)

-Thursday, February 7 Craft Talk from 3-4 p.m. at First Congregation UCC (150 Stadium Ct., Mankato). Books will be available for purchase

Thursday, February 7 Reading/book signing from 7:30-8:30 p.m. with the 2018 Robert C. Wright award winner, Jordan Deveraux. MSU Mankato Centennial Student Union, Room 245

For MSU events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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