September 2010 Archives

Baxter's Benefit Nets $1500 for Second Harvest

Professor Charles Baxter's Third Annual Benefit for Hunger netted $1500 for Second Harvest Heartland food shelf. Faculty readers included Regents Professors Patricia Hampl, Madelon Sprengnether, MJ Fitzgerald, Ray Gonzalez, and Maria Damon. A house of 152 sat in rapt appreciation.

MFA Program #19 in Nation

The MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota has landed at number 19 on the 2010-2011 Poets and Writers list of the nation's best MFA programs. Our alums have published over 80 books in the last 12 years and won numerous national and local awards. Our faculty isn't slouching, either: we're expecting three new faculty books this year. Go, us!

DA Powell and Josie Rawson Reading

Poets DA Powell and Josie Rawson will team up for an evening of ardent, eclectic and exhilarating poetry on Tuesday, October 12 at 7:30 pm in Coffman Theatre. Powell recently won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He is the author of Cocktails, Chronic, and Tea. Rawson is the Minnesota Writer of Distinction in the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English. She is the author of two poetry collections, Unrest and Quarry. Rawson is also a Master Gardener in Northfield, MN.

MFA Alum in Documentary Film

An interview with Eric Dregni, author of Weird Minnesota and In Cod We Trust, will be included in the documentary film, World's Largest, showing at the Twin Cities Film Fest later this month. Dates: Sept. 29th, 9:30 pm at AMC Theater Block E, Screen 1 and Sat. October 2 at Block E. He discusses his book Minnesota Marvels. http://www.twincitiesfilmfest.org/worlds-largest/

Benefit for Hunger

The Third Annual Benefit for Hunger reading is this evening, Sept. 22 at 7:30 pm in University Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. Hosted once again by Edelstein-Keller Chair in Creative Writing Charles Baxter and featuring readings by faculty Patricia Hampl, Madelon Sprengnether, MJ Fitzgerald, Maria Damon and Ray Gonzalez. Free, with a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Heartland food shelf.

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