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Feb. 15: Public Reading Event with Local Author David Oppegaard
Event will take place at Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School (2600 Hoffman Road, Mankato.)
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 2-9-2016
Mankato, Minn. – A public reading event featuring local author David Oppegaard has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Library Media Center at Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School (2600 Hoffman Road, Mankato).
During the event, which is free and open to the public, Oppegaard will read from his work, and there will also be a question and answer session and book drawing.
(Note: This event was originally scheduled for Feb. 2 but was postponed because of weather conditions.)
For those unable to attend the event, live streaming – funded in part by MavProductions – is available here.
Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Library Services, together with the University’s Department of English and Mankato Area Public Schools’ East High School, are co-sponsors of the event.
Oppegaard is a Bram Stoker Award-nominated author who wrote the young adult novel, “The Firebug of Balrog County,” that is set in a fictionalized south central Minnesota town based on Mankato and surrounding areas. The story tracks Mack, a high school senior, as he deals with the loss of his mother, loneliness, teenage angst, first love and an obsession with fire.
According to his website, Oppegaard graduated from Lake Crystal High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Hamline University. He is the author of five books and currently lives in St. Paul, Minn.
Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of English is part of the University’s College of Arts and Humanities.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.