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2002-2003 Academic Year

Scott Russell Sanders April 2, 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. Sanders was in residence at that college April 2-3, 2003.

Diane Glancy April 8, 2003

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

Major Jackson March 20, 2003

Major Jackson was the winner of the 2000 Cave Canem poetry prize for his first book, Leaving Saturn. Jackson was in residence at the college March 17-20, 2003.

Judith Kitchen Feb. 6, 2003

Judith Kitchen is the recipient of the 2002 Sister Mariella Gable Prize for her novel The House on Eccles Road. This event was co-sponsored with Graywolf Press. Kitchen was in residence at the college February 6-10, 2003.

Richard Bresnahan and Nor Hall Feb. 19, 2003

"In conversation on Fire and Art"
Bresnahan and Hall will reflect on their books Body of Clay, Soul of Fire and Irons in the Fire.

Live @ the Jungle Feb. 24, 2003

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

Tribute to Jane Kenyon Nov. 11, 2002

"A Celebration in Words & Song"
Featuring the poet's husband, author and poet Donald Hall
Donald Hall presented the poetry of Jane Kenyon. The event also featured soprano Carolyn Pratt with Anne Mayer, piano, and Tom Turner, viola.

Nick Flynn Oct. 12, 2002

Writer in Residence Nick Flynn 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 was funded by the Teagle Foundation. Flynn was in residence at the college October 4-November 3, 2002.