The Good Thunder Reading Series, held annually at Minnesota State University at Mankato, includes readings and signings, residencies, discussion of craft, and radio interviews. Though they are happy to accept subscriptions, the events are free and open to everyone.
This year's lineup has been announced, and, as always, it's an impressive mix of national names and strong regional writers. The series begins in September and runs through next April.
Graphic artist and writer Alison Bechdel
Fiction writer Nick Healy, fiction writer and memoirist Nicole Helget and fiction writer Nate LeBoutillier
Angela Mullen and Edwidge Danticat
Novelist Tayari Jones
Fiction writer Brett Biebel and poet and translator Robert Hedin