Seven authors to read from new works

Seven local authors will read from their new works at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Teresa Reception Center board room in the Main Building at the College of St. Benedict.

The public is invited to attend the free event.

The authors are current faculty, retired faculty and alumni of CSB and St. John’s University.

Sponsored by the Literary Arts Institute, the readings will involve the following:

Mara Faulkner, OSB, who retired last May from her job as associate professor of English at CSB/SJU. She will read from her new poetry chapbook, “Still Birth.”

Karen Erickson, a professor of French and chair of the languages and cultures department, will read from her new poetry chapbook, “Dwellings.”

Betsy Johnson-Miller an English instructor, will read from her book of poetry, “Fierce This Falling.”

Rachel Marston, an assistant professor of English, will read from her novel-in-progress, “How to Speak to God.”

Bob Thimmesh, an SJU alumnus, will read some poems from his new book, “Hear a Silence Roar.”

Mary Willette Hughes, a CSB alumnus, will also read poems from her book, “The Shadow Loom Poems.”

Larry Schug, a retired CSB recycling coordinator, will read from his upcoming book of poetry, “At Gloaming.”

Dennis Dalman

Dennis Dalman

Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.
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