2002-2003 Academic Year

April 2003

Scott Russell Sanders

Reading: April 2nd, 2003
In Residence: April 2nd-3rd, 2003

Scott Russell Sanders, is the author of many books, including The Paradise of Bombs, The Force of Spirit, and Writing from the Center.  His many honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts; the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Excellence, the Great Lakes Book Award, and a Lannan Literary Award.


Diane GlancyDiane Glancy

April 8th, 2003

Re-explore the trials and triumphs of Sacajawea during Diane Glancy's presentation of her novel Stone Heart.  This event is co-sponsored by Associated Bank, Talking Volumes, The Loft, Minnesota Public Radio, and the Star Tribune. 









March 2003

Major Jackson

Reading: March 20th, 2003
In Residence: March 17th-20th, 2003

Major Jackson is the winner of the 2000 Cave Canem poetry prize for his first book, Leaving Saturn

 February 2003

Judith Kitchen

Reading: February 6th, 2003
In Residence: February 6th-10th, 2003

Judith Kitchen is the recipient of the 2002 Sister Mariella Gable Prize for her novel The House on Eccles Road.  This event is co-sponsored with Graywolf Press. 


Bresnahan and HallRichard Bresnahan and Nor Hall

"In conversation on Fire and Art"
February 19th, 2003

Bresnahan and Hall will reflect on their books Body of Clay, Soul of Fire and Irons in the Fire


Live @ the Jungle

February 24th, 2003

In a live performance based on Blind Huber, a book of poems by Nick Flynn, the Jungle Theater troupe gives voice to the 18th century naturalist Francois Huber and the object of his study, a hive of honeybees.  This event is co-sponsored with Graywolf Press. 






November 2002

Jane KenyonTribute to Jane Kenyon

"A Celebration in Words & Song"
Featuring the poet's husband, author and poet, Donald Hall
November 11th, 2002

Donald Hall will present the poetry of Jane Kenyon.  The event will also feature soprano Carolyn Pratt with Anne Mayer, piano, and Tom Turner, viola. 















October 2002

Nick FlynnNick Flynn

Reading: October 12th, 2002
In residence: October 4th-November 3rd, 2002

Writer in Residence Nick Flynn will read from his book Some Ether.  Flynn won the 1999 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry and a 1999 "Discover"/The Nation Award.  He has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Massachusetts, and from the MacDowell and Millay Writers' Colonies.  This event is funded by the Teagle Foundation.