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Nov. 9: Poet Meg Day Featured in Good Thunder Reading Series

Event is free and open to public and includes a workshop, "talk on craft" and reading.

Good Thunder Reading Series News Release, 10-31-2017

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato will host award-winning poet Meg Day (pictured) Thursday, Nov. 9 as the third writer who will be on campus for this year’s Good Thunder Reading Series.

On Nov. 9, Day will hold a workshop from 10-11 a.m. at the Emy Frentz Gallery, located at 523 S. 2nd St. in Mankato. Day will also 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. Day will then read from her work from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Minnesota State Mankato’s Centennial Student Union, Room 253.

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

Day has received numerous honors for her writing. She is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship and is a 2013 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.

The author of “Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street 2014),” Day is a winner of the Barrow Street Poetry Prize and the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award, and she was a finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University.

Day is assistant professor of English & creative writing at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Lancaster, Pa.

The Good Thunder Reading Series is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The 2017-18 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. Website:

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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