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Friends of the Libraries: An Evening with Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor, photo by VelenchenkoThe Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries 2011 Annual Dinner
will feature American author, humorist, musician, and radio personality
Garrison Keillor.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tickets for dinner and Keillor's presentation are $46 for members of the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries, $56 for the general public. Purchase by May 3 at the Northrop Ticket Office: 612-624-2345 or

5:30 p.m.
Awards presentation and reception with cash bar

6:15 p.m.
Dinner and business meeting

8:00 p.m.
Appearance by Garrison Keillor

Second Annual Pankake Poetry Series featuring Louis Jenkins


Who: Poet Louis Jenkins
When: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
Where: 120 Elmer L. Andersen Library
Free and open to the public

The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries proudly present the second annual Pankake Poetry Series featuring Louis Jenkins.

Reading at 4:00; reception to follow with books available for sale courtesy of the University of Minnesota Bookstore.

Reservations requested by Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 612-624-9339 or

Louis Jenkins' poems have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry and Great American Prose Poems. Jenkins, who has been featured on A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac, received the 1995 Minnesota Book Award for Nice Fish and the 1997 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Just Above Water. His most recent books are North of the Cities (2007), European Shoes (2008), and Before You Know It: Prose Poems 1970-2005 (2009), all published by Will o' the Wisp Books.

The Pankake Poetry Series was founded in honor of librarian Marcia Pankake, whose love of poetry was demonstrated in the countless readings and poetry events she hosted at the University Libraries until her retirement in 2007.