Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat

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.

September 13:

Poets Carl Adamshick and Dorianne Laux

October 4

Graphic artist and writer Alison Bechdel

October 25

Fiction writer Nick Healy, fiction writer and memoirist Nicole Helget and fiction writer Nate LeBoutillier

November 15

Angela Mullen and Edwidge Danticat

January 31

Novelist Tayari Jones

February 19-22

Poet Bao Phi and novelist Marlon James

March 28


Robert Hedin

Robert Hedin

Fiction writer Brett Biebel and poet and translator Robert Hedin


April 11

Poet Kris Bigalk and fiction writers Thomas Maltman, and Scott Wrobel

 April 25

YA writerGeoff Herbach and memoirist Diana Joseph


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