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Oct. 11: Good Thunder Reading Series Features Nick White

Fiction writer is second of eight writers who will be on campus as part of this year's series.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Good Thunder Reading Series News Release, 10-1-2018

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato will host fiction writer Nick White (pictured) Thursday, Oct. 11 as the second of eight writers who will be on campus for this year’s Good Thunder Reading Series.

On Oct. 11, White will begin his visit by holding a workshop from 10-11 a.m. at the Emy Frentz Gallery, located at 523 S. 2nd St., Mankato.

During the afternoon, White will hold a “Talk on Craft” from 3-4 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, located at 150 Stadium Court in Mankato.

Then in the evening, from 7:30-8:30 p.m., White will read from his work in the University’s Centennial Student Union, Room 245.

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

A native of Mississippi, White is the author of the short story collection “Sweet and Low” (Blue Rider Press, 2018) and the novel “How to Survive a Summer” (Blue Rider Press), which was named one of Book Riot’s Best Queer Books of 2017. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Guernica, The Hopkins Review, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, Lit Hub and elsewhere. He is an assistant professor of English at The Ohio State University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing.

The Good Thunder Reading Series, in its 37th year, 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 2018-19 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 Women’s Center, the Nadine B. Andreas Endowment, the Eddice B. Barber Visiting Writer Endowment, the Robert C. Wright Endowment and individual donors. The Twin Rivers Council of the Arts, First Congregational UCC and Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Minnesota State Mankato offer additional assistance.

For more information contact Candace Black at 507-389-2680 or visit

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with approximately 15,000 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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