February 3: The Good Thunder Reading series features author Brett Biebel

Thursday, February 3, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The opening event is a workshop at the Emy Frentz Art Gallery

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato, will host author Brett Biebel on Thursday, February 3 at the third 2021-22 event in the University’s annual Good Thunder Reading Series.

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

Activities on February 3 will begin with Biebel holding a workshop from 10-11 a.m. at the Emy Frentz Gallery (523 S. 2n/a St. in Mankato), then a “Craft Talk” from 3-4 p.m. at the Minnesota State Centennial Student Union in Mankato, room 245.

That evening, Biebel will read excerpts from his work from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Centennial Student Union, Room 245. Books will be available for purchase.

According to the Good Thunder Reading Series website, Biebel, author of the short story collection “48 Blitz,” lives in Davenport, Iowa. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State Mankato.

Founded in 1981, the Good Thunder Reading Series brings together nationally and internationally acclaimed writers from diverse backgrounds and literary traditions in Mankato, Minnesota, with the goal of promoting access to great literature, inspiring creativity and connection in our communities and foster lively conversations about how writers work and why writing matters.

The Good Thunder Reading series is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The 2021-22 Good Thunder Reading Series also receives support from the Minnesota State Mankato Department of English, College of Arts and Humanities, Division of Diversity and Inclusion, Women’s Center, Nadine B Andreas Endowment, Eddice B. Barber Visiting Writer Endowment. , the Robert C. Wright Endowment and individual donors. Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Minnesota State Mankato provides additional assistance.

For more information or to get involved, contact Chris McCormick at 507-389-5500 or visit gt.mnsu.edu.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,546 students, is part of the Minnesota State System, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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