Feb. 29: Minnesota State Mankato's 2023-24 Good Thunder Reading Series Continues with Visit from Writer Eduardo Corral

Thursday, February 29, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Opening event

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s 2023-2024 Good Thunder Reading Series will host author Eduardo Corral with a series of events Thursday, Feb. 29.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

Feb. 29 schedule:

  • 10-11 a.m. – Workshop, Memorial Library, First Floor, SW Corner.
  • 3-3:50 p.m. – “Talk on Craft,” Centennial Student Union, Room 253/4/5. Books available for purchase.
  • 7:30-8:15 p.m. – Reading with Eduardo Corral, Carnegie Art Center, 120 S. Broad St., Mankato. Books available for purchase.

About the featured writer (courtesy of the Good Thunder Reading Series): Eduardo C. Corral is the son of Mexican immigrants. He’s the author of “Guillotine,” published by Graywolf Press, and “Slow Lightning,” which won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition. He’s the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. He teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University.

Founded in 1981, the Good Thunder Reading Series brings nationally and internationally acclaimed writers from diverse backgrounds and literary traditions to Mankato, Minnesota, with the goal of promoting access to great literature, inspiring creativity and connections in our communities, and fostering lively conversations about how writers work and why writing matters.

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 2023-24 Good Thunder Reading Series also receives support from Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Creative Arts; College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; the Nadine B. Andreas Endowment, the Eddice B. Barber Visiting Writer Endowment, the Robert C. Wright Endowment and individual donors.

For more information or to get involved, contact Robin Becker, a creative writing faculty member at Minnesota State Mankato, at robin.becker@mnsu.edu, or visit gt.mnsu.edu.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,635 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 26 colleges and seven universities.


Robin Becker