If you're looking to hang out somewhere this week and talk about writing, you might want to head to Mankato, Minn. The Good Thunder Alumni Reading Series takes place Thursday -- at the state university, and on the airwaves. Writers Nicole Helget, Benjamin Drevlow and Jude Nutter will meet with writers, read from their own work, lead a discussion on writing and be interviewed on local radio.
Helget's memoir, "The Summer of Ordinary Ways," was a Barnes & Noble new writers winner. Her novel, "The Turtle Catcher," will be published next month. Drevlow, who teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is the author of "Bend With the Knees," which won the Many Voices Project award from New Rivers Press. Nutter received a Minnesota Book Award for her collection of poetry, "The Curator of Silence." All are alumni of Minnesota State University Mankato.
The discussion on writing will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday; the public reading will be at 7:30 that evening, and the radio interviews will be aired at 1 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday on KMSU (89.7 FM).
All events are free. Information is at www.english2.mnsu.edu/gt.
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