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Eula Biss

February 23-26, 2016

Eula Biss will be reading at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul on Wednesday, February 24 at 7 PM.  Tickets can be purchased in person at the theater box office or on the Fitzgerald Theater Website.  For more information about this reading, please click here.  She will also be reading at the College of Saint Benedict on Thursday, February 25 at 7 PM in Gorecki 204.  This reading is free and open to the public.

Eula Biss is the author of three books: On Immunity: An InoculationNotes from No Man's Land: American Essays, and The Balloonists. Her work has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, an NEA Literature Fellowship, and a Jaffe Writers' Award. She holds a B.A. in nonfiction writing from Hampshire College and a M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her essays have recently appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and the Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Nonfiction as well as in The Believer, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, Third Coast, and Harper's. Eula Biss and John Bresland are the Chicago-based band STET Everything.

Her book On Immunity: an Inoculation is the winner of this year's Sister Mariella Gable Award.  On Immunity sparked conversations about immunizations and how children are being raised across the country when it hit shelves. It was named a best book of the year by The New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, NPR's Science Friday and more.

Praise for On Immunity"Imagine Eula Biss as herself a vaccine against vague and incoherent thinking, as a booster to the acuity of your thought, as a thermometer taking the temperature of our ideas about purity, contagion, individuality, and community. This book is a magnificent piece of research and of writing, a surprising but welcome departure in the career of one of the best younger essayists at work. And it has vampires in it."  --Rebecca Solnit

For more information about Eula Biss and her work, please visit

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Rebecca Solnit

April 4-6, 2016

Rebecca Solnit will be reading at the College of Saint Benedict on Tuesday, April 5th at 7 PM in Gorecki 204.  This reading is free and open to the public.

San Francisco writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of seventeen books about geography, community, art, politics, hope, and feminism and the recipient of many awards, including the Lannan Literary Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award (forRiver of Shadows; two other books of hers also were nominated for the prize in other years).

A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school and frequent contributor to the political site, she is a contributing editor to Harper's, where she is the first woman to regularly write the Easy Chair column (founded in 1851).

For more information about Rebecca Solnit and her work, please visit

These events are presented in collaboration with Fine Arts Programming at the College of Saint Benedict
and Saint John's University.  Please visit for more information.