Good Thunder Reading Series Presents: Danez Smith

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LocationMinnesota State University, Mankato Centennial Student Union (CSU 253/4/5) located at 620 S Rd in Mankato

The Good Thunder Reading Series invites you to a workshop, craft talk, and reading by Danez Smith!

Workshop:
10:00 am–11:00 am
Emy Frentz Gallery | 523 S 2nd St., Mankato

Craft Talk:
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
First Congregational UCC | 150 Stadium Ct., Mankato

Reading:
7:30 pm–8:30 pm
Room 245, Centennial Student Union
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Real-time captioning will be provided.

Books will be available for purchase.

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Danez Smith was born St. Paul, Minnesota. They are the author of Don’t Call Us Dead (2017), a finalist for the National Book Award; [insert] Boy (2014), winner of the Lambda Literary Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; and the chapbook hands on ya knees (Penmanship Books, 2013). Smith is the recipient of fellowships from the McKnight Foundation, Cave Canem, Voices of Our Nation (VONA), and elsewhere. They are a founding member of the multigenre, multicultural Dark Noise Collective. Their writing has appeared in many magazines and journals, such as Poetry, Ploughshares, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Kinfolks. In poetry slam, Smith is a 2011 Individual World Poetry Slam finalist and the reigning two-time Rustbelt Individual Champion, and was on the 2014 championship team Sad Boy Supper Club. In 2014 they were the festival director for the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam, and were awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Smith earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where they were a First Wave Urban Arts Scholar. They are a co-host of the Poetry Foundation’s podcast, VS.

This is a FREE event!

Appropriate for:

Teens
College/Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

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