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April 2020

Postponed — Pankake Poetry Series

April 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cowles Auditorium and Atrium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free
Wang Ping

Wang Ping will read new poems from My Name Is Immigrant and relate her experiences while living, writing and teaching poetry as an immigrant activist.

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May 2020

CANCELED — Tayari Jones kicks off Givens NOMMO speaker series

May 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th St. S.
Minneapolis, MN, MN 55455 United States
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CANCELED
Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones; Photo: Nina Subin This event has been canceled. See note below. Tayari Jones is one of the most exciting voices in modern fiction. She is a New York Times best-selling author of four novels — including the 2018 bestseller, An American Marriage, which has received multiple awards including the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Aspen Words Prize, an NAACP Image Award, and has sold over 500,000 copies. Don't miss her reading and on-stage conversation with Lissa Jones-Lofgren, host of…

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September 2020

Pankake Poetry featuring Wang Ping

September 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Wang Ping

The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries is proud to welcome you to an inspiring and thought-provoking new season of Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds. This season we are going virtual! All events will be held via Zoom for you to enjoy from the comfort of home The new season begins with a treasured event, the 11th Annual Pankake Poetry Reading featuring Wang Ping.

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October 2020

Behind the headlines: Reporters and news consumers in a 24/7 media world

October 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Reading news on a smart phone

In today’s news media environment, we face choices about which voices to listen to. At a time when it’s not always clear who is providing the news, we want to know which sources are credible. And, in a 24/7 news cycle, those gathering the news have the pressure of time — who will get the story out first? Concerned about our media? Take a break from the news for this special event.

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February 2021

A Feast of Words: John Wright — the Unapologetic Omnivore

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
John Wright

Join us online Feb. 18 for a conversation with Emeritus Professor Dr. John S. Wright about his intellectual forebearers and the African American renaissance men and women who inspire his work. Dr. Wright will be joined by Cecily Marcus, Curator of the University Libraries' Givens Collection of African American Literature, the Performing Art Archives, and the Upper Midwest Literary Archives. Event details A Feast of Words: John Wright — the Unapologetic Omnivore Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. Central Standard Time…

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March 2021

John Berryman’s Selected Letters

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Book cover image, “The Selected Letter of John Berryman”

Please join the University of Minnesota Libraries for an international virtual book launch for “The Selected Letters of John Berryman,” edited by Philip Coleman and Calista McRae. Bringing together scholars and poets from both sides of the Atlantic, the launch will explore how the letters shed light on Berryman’s life and work. This online event takes place Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 3 p.m. CST.

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