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Announcement

Grad Student Reception: Friday 9/8

Grad Student Reception: Friday 9/8

September 13-14: Good Thunder

September 13-14: Good Thunder

Good Thunder Presents: Sep. 9 and Sep. 13

Good Thunder Presents: Sep. 9 and Sep. 13

2017 Newsletter

2017 Newsletter

April 6: Good Thunder: Nick Flynn

April 6: Good Thunder: Nick Flynn

2017 Award Recipients

2017 Award Recipients

March 14-17: Good Thunder: Chris Bachelder

March 14-17: Good Thunder: Chris Bachelder

February 2: Good Thunder: Jennifer Kwon Dobbs and Amanda Malone

February 2: Good Thunder: Jennifer Kwon Dobbs and Amanda Malone

November 10 & 11 Good Thunder: Brian Turner and Dunya Mikhail

November 10 & 11 Good Thunder: Brian Turner and Dunya Mikhail

October 19 & 20: Good Thunder: Julie Otsuka and Christopher Hopkins

October 19 & 20: Good Thunder: Julie Otsuka and Christopher Hopkins

September 15 & 16: Good Thunder: Diana Spechler

September 15 & 16: Good Thunder: Diana Spechler

2016 Newsletter

2016 Newsletter

Homemade: A Literary Anthology of Pathstone Writers

Homemade: A Literary Anthology of Pathstone Writers

Good Thunder 2016-17 Program

Good Thunder 2016-17 Program

April 14: Good Thunder: Susan Power and Taylor Tolchin

April 14: Good Thunder: Susan Power and Taylor Tolchin

The Beautiful Community: Thursday April 7

The Beautiful Community: Thursday April 7

2016 Award Recipients

2016 Award Recipients

March 15-18: Good Thunder: Jonathan Johnson

Good Thunder's four-day Eddice B. Barber Visiting Writer Residency: Poet and creative nonfiction writer Jonathan Johnson

February 11: Good Thunder: Stephen Burt

February 11: Good Thunder: Stephen Burt

Good Thunder: Thursday January 28

January 28: Good Thunder Reading Series: Roxane Gay

Gwen Westerman keynote: Thursday November 19

On Thursday November 19, Gwen Westerman will present a keynote address at "The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862: A Symposium of Remembrance"

Good Thunder Presents: Friday, November 13

Good Thunder Presents: Two events on Friday, November 13

Good Thunder: Thursday, November 12

November 12: Good Thunder Reading Series: Alumni Reading featuring Jenny Yang Cropp and Luke Rolfes

Good Thunder Presents: November 11

The Good Thunder Readings Series and students from the Veterans Club will present a Veterans Day program that includes live music and readings.

Good Thunder Presents: Saturday October 17

"Good Thunder Presents: Waiting" is Saturday, October 17 at the Arts Center of St. Peter (315 South Minnesota Avenue). Doors open at 7:00 pm for a pre-show reception and cash bar. The show starts at 7:30.

Good Thunder: Thursday October 8

On Thursday, October 8, writer and artist Lynda Barry will conduct a writing workshop, present a craft talk, and give a reading along with Andreas Graduate Assistant Michael Torres. All events are free and open to the public.

Gwen Westerman Artist in Residence at University of Nebraska

Gwen Westerman Artist in Residence at University of Nebraska

Gwen Westerman Receives NEH Grant

Gwen Westerman Receives NEH Grant

2015 English Department Newsletter

2015 English Department Newsletter

New Major: BA Film and Media Studies

New Major: BA Film and Media Studies

Good Thunder: Thursday, April 30

Good Thunder: Thursday, April 30

Good Thunder 2015-16 Schedule Announced

Good Thunder 2015-16 Schedule

2015 Award Recipients

2015 Award Recipients

Good Thunder: Thursday March 19

On Thursday, March 19, writer Chris Abani will answer questions about writing, present a craft talk and give a reading. All events are free and open to the public

Writers find perspective at Pathstone

Mankato Free Press article from the March 12, 2015

Good Thunder Presents: Thursday, March 12

This event showcases poetry and prose written by Pathstone residents during workshops led by MFA student volunteers for "Good Thunder Presents."

2015-16 Scholarship and Award Opportunities

Scholarship and award opportunities for 2015-16 are now posted.

Good Thunder: Tuesday-Friday, February 17-20

The Good Thunder Reading Series is hosting fiction writer Danielle Sosin and poet Natalie Diaz for the four-day Eddice B. Barber Visiting Writer Residency Tuesday-Friday, February 17-20.

Good Thunder: Thursday January 29

Poets Traci Brimhall and Ed Skoog will answer questions about writing, present a craft talk, and give a reading.

2015-16 Teaching Assistantships

2015-16 Teaching Assistantships

Good Thunder: Thursday November 20

On Thursday, November 20, fiction writer Bonnie Jo Campbell will answer questions about writing, present a craft talk, and give a reading. All events are free and open to the public.

Good Thunder Presents: Saturday November 15, 12pm-1pm

Children's event from 12pm-1pm on Saturday November 15

Good Thunder: Thursday October 30

Nadine B. Andreas Visiting Writer poet Robert Hass will answer questions about writing, present a craft talk, and give a reading with creative nonfiction writer Elizabeth Horneber.

Good Thunder: Thursday October 2

On Thursday, October 2, poet Matthew Dickman and fiction writer Daniel Alarcón will answer questions about writing, present a craft talk, and give a reading. All events are free and open to the public.

Historical Society Awards Residency to Gwen Westerman

The Minnesota Historical Society recently awarded a six-month paid artist’s residency to Minnesota State University, Mankato English professor and textile artist Gwen Westerman.

Good Thunder Presents: Fall 2014 Events

Good Thunder Presents: Fall 2014 Events

Good Thunder: Susan Orlean

The 2014-15 Good Thunder Reading Series opens on Sept. 11 with Susan Orlean.

2014 English Department Newsletter

2014 English Department Newsletter

National Poetry Month

The English Department celebrated National Poetry Month.

Dr. Westerman Selected as 2014 Distinguished Faculty Scholar

The College of Graduate Studies and Research has selected Dr. Gwen Westerman as a 2014 Distinguished Faculty Scholar.

Good Thunder Reading Series Closes Out 2013-2014 Season With MNSU, Mankato Faculty Residency

The Good Thunder Reading Series hosts the final reading of the 2013-2014 season with the Minnesota State University, Mankato, Faculty Residency featuring poet and creative nonfiction writer Candace Black and fiction writer Roger Sheffer on April 24.

Graduate Studies—Good News!

Many of our graduating students have good news to share!