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April 6: Good Thunder Reading Series Features Author Nick Flynn

Visit by Flynn is the final Good Thunder Reading Series event in 2016-17 year.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Good Thunder Reading Series News Release, 3-21-2017

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato will host author Nick Flynn Thursday, April 6 as the final visiting writer in the 2016-17 Good Thunder Reading Series.

Flynn (pictured) will hold a workshop from 10-11 a.m. at the Emy Frentz Gallery (523 S. Second St. in Mankato), and a “Talk on Craft” from 3-4 p.m. on the Minnesota State Mankato campus in the Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium. That evening Flynn will read from his work from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Centennial Student Union, Room 245.

All Good Thunder Reading Series events are free and open to the public.

Flynn is the author of three memoirs, “The Reenactments,” “The Ticking is the Bomb: A Memoir of Bewilderment” and “Another Bull**** Night in Suck City,” which has been made into a film, “Being Flynn.” “Being Flynn” starred Robert DeNiro as Flynn’s father, and Julianne Moore and Paul Dano were in the cast. Flynn is also the author of four books, “My Feelings,” “The Captain Asks For a Show of Hands,” “Some Ether,” which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and “Blind Huber.”

Flynn has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress, the Amy Lowell Trust and the Fine Arts Work Center.

Flynn’s poems, essays and non-fiction have appeared in the The New Yorker, The Paris Review, National Public Radio’s “This American Life” and the New York Times Book Review.

The Good Thunder Reading Series is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

The 2016-17 Good Thunder Reading Series also receives support from Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of English, College of Arts and Humanities, Office of Institutional Diversity, the Nadine B. Andreas Endowment, the Eddice B. Barber Visiting Writer Endowment, the Robert C. Wright Endowment and individual donors. The Arts Center of St. Peter, the Twin Rivers Council of the Arts and Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Minnesota State Mankato offer additional assistance.

For photos or more information, contact Diana Joseph at or 507-389-5144.


Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,110 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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