2007-2008 Academic Year

April 2008

Fanny Howe

 Fanny Howe

April 2nd, 2008 

Fanny Howe is the author of more than twenty novels and books of poetry and prose.  She has won awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, the National Poetry Foundation, the California Council for the Arts, and the Village Voice.





Shattering the Stereotypes

Fawzia Afzal-Khan

April 10th, 2008

 Fawzia Afzal-Khan will be reading from her book Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out.  She is a professor at Montclair State University.  This event is cosponsored by the Literary Arts Institute of the College of Saint Benedict and Global Awareness Lecture Series.




WS MerwinW.S. Merwin

April 24th, 2008

This public reading is co-sponsored by Project LOGOS: The Center for Creative Writing.













March 2008

 Sylvia Nasar

March 3rd, 2008

Sylvia Nasar is the award-winning author of A Beautiful Mind, a professor of business journalism at Columbia University, and a former columnist and economics correspondent for The New York Times, Fortune, and U.S. News and World Report




January 2008

Taking Books in Visual DirectionsA Winter's Interlude: Taking Books in Visual Directions

Featuring Jim Moore, Regula Russelle, CB Sherlock, Elaine Rutherford, Rachel Melis, Steven Lemke, and Anna Boyer
January 23rd, 2008

This event is hosted by Clemens Library and the Literary Arts Institute of the College of Saint Benedict.












October 2007

Tracy Smith

Tracy K. Smith

 October 30th, 2007

Tracy K. Smith's second book Duende (Graywolf Press, 2007) won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets.  She has received awards and fellowhips from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Whiting Foundation.



September 2007

Marilynne RobinsonMarilynne Robinson

Heritage Day Speaker
September 26th, 2007