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March 31: 'An Evening with Storyteller Kevin Kling'

Author, playwright and storyteller is known for his National Public Radio appearances.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-9-2015

Mankato, Minn. – The Department of Communication Studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato, will be hosting “An Evening with Storyteller Kevin Kling” for its 2014-2015 Nadine B. Andreas Lecture on Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m.

The performance will be held in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom and is free and open to the public. There will be a book and CD signing after the event. Free parking is located across from Centennial Student Union in visitor’s pay lot 4.

Kling (pictured at right), described on his website as an author, playwright and storyteller, is known for his commentaries on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and his storytelling stage shows like “Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log.” Kling’s website biography describes how he often tells true stories about his experiences such as hopping freight trains, getting struck by lightning and performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia.

Kling grew up in the Minneapolis suburbs of Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove, Minn. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in theater. He has been awarded numerous arts grants and fellowships. Organizations that have honored Kling include the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Bush Foundation and the Jerome Foundation.

For more information, contact David Engen, associate professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies at Minnesota State Mankato, by phone at 507-389-5537 or by email at

The Department of Communication Studies is part of the College of Arts and Humanities at Minnesota State Mankato.

The Nadine B. Andreas Endowment in Arts and Humanities, established in 2007, is used to promote student and faculty development in the College of Arts and Humanities and to bring to campus cultural events that enrich the Mankato community.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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