February 2: Good Thunder: Jennifer Kwon Dobbs and Amanda Malone
November 10 & 11 Good Thunder: Brian Turner and Dunya Mikhail
October 19 & 20: Good Thunder: Julie Otsuka and Christopher Hopkins
September 15 & 16: Good Thunder: Diana Spechler
Homemade: A Literary Anthology of Pathstone Writers
Good Thunder 2016-17 Program
April 14: Good Thunder: Susan Power and Taylor Tolchin
The Beautiful Community: Thursday April 7
2016 Award Recipients
Good Thunder's four-day Eddice B. Barber Visiting Writer Residency: Poet and creative nonfiction writer Jonathan Johnson
February 11: Good Thunder: Stephen Burt
January 28: Good Thunder Reading Series: Roxane Gay
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: Two events on Friday, November 13
November 12: Good Thunder Reading Series: Alumni Reading featuring Jenny Yang Cropp and Luke Rolfes
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: 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.
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 Receives NEH Grant
2015 English Department Newsletter
New Major: BA Film and Media Studies
Good Thunder: Thursday, April 30
Good Thunder 2015-16 Schedule
2015 Award Recipients
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
Mankato Free Press article from the March 12, 2015
This event showcases poetry and prose written by Pathstone residents during workshops led by MFA student volunteers for "Good Thunder Presents."
Scholarship and award opportunities for 2015-16 are now posted.
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.
Poets Traci Brimhall and Ed Skoog will answer questions about writing, present a craft talk, and give a reading.
2015-16 Teaching Assistantships
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.
Children's event from 12pm-1pm on Saturday November 15
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.
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.
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
The 2014-15 Good Thunder Reading Series opens on Sept. 11 with Susan Orlean.
2014 English Department Newsletter
The English Department celebrated National Poetry Month.
The College of Graduate Studies and Research has selected Dr. Gwen Westerman as a 2014 Distinguished Faculty Scholar.
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.
Many of our graduating students have good news to share!