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Oct. 2: Poet, Fiction Writer next in Good Thunder Reading Series

Poet Matthew Dickman and fiction writer Daniel Alarcón will answer questions about writing, present a craft talk, and give a reading.

2014-10-06
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of English News Release, 9-16-2014

On Thursday, Oct. 2, poet Matthew Dickman and fiction writer Daniel Alarcón will answer questions about writing, present a craft talk, and give a reading. All events are free and open to the public.

From 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. there will be an informal question and answer session with Dickman and Alarcón in Centennial Student Union, Room 201. From 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. they will be having a craft talk in Centennial Student Union Ostrander Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. they will be holding a reading and book signing in Centennial Student Union Room 245. Books will be available for purchase. 

Matthew Dickman is the author of "Mayakovsky’s Revolver" and "All-American Poem" and the recipient of the Honickman First Book Prize, the May Sarton Award, the Kate Tufts Award, and the 2009 Oregon Book Award. He is co-author of the forthcoming "50 American Plays" from Copper Canyon Press. His poems have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney’s, Ploughshares, and the New Yorker, among others.

Daniel Alarcón is the author of "War by Candlelight," a finalist for the 2005 PEN-Hemingway Award, and "Lost City Radio," named a Best Novel of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post. In 2010, the New Yorker named him one of the best 20 Writers Under 40. Alarcón is co-founder of Radio Ambulante, a Spanish language storytelling podcast, and currently serves as a fellow in the investigative reporting program at the UC Berkeley School of Journalism.

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. Minnesota State University Barnes & Noble Bookstore offer additional assistance.

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