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4th Anniversary Benefit Celebration – Featuring Patricia Hampl
October 30 @ 6:30 pm
Registration is now closed for this event, as we have reached capacity. If you would still like to contribute to the 4th Anniversary, visit our Donate page with our thanks!
The evening begins with refreshments and conversation at 6:30 PM, followed by a brief presentation about the work of the East Side Freedom Library at 7:15. Ms. Hampl will then take the stage to share her work and her passion for literature! More about Ms. Hampl is available below.
Patricia Hampl is Regents Professor and McKnight Distinguished Professor at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, where she teaches fall semesters in the MFA program of the English Department. She is the author of 12 award-winning prose and memoir works, including this year’s The Art of the Wasted Day, and The Florist’s Daughter, winner of the 2007 Minnesota Book Award, about being raised in a working-class family in St. Paul. Hampl is a member of the permanent faculty of the Prague Summer Program, and affiliated with Kingston University-London as Visiting Professor in the Centre for Life Narratives. She regularly gives readings, lectures and workshops and serves as visiting writer across the country and internationally.