Whether you read literature or write it, Good Thunder offers you ways to engage with our visiting writers.
Workshops are an opportunity to generate creative work. An hour long, the environment is relaxed, informal, and fun. You only need to bring paper, a pen and your curiosity. The writer gives a mini-lesson on a craft technique, then guides you through a writing exercise.
Craft Talks let you learn more about the writer’s creative process and artistic aims and are followed by a Q&A.
Readings are a meaningful way to engage with the writer, the work, and other audience members. Just as going to a concert is a richer experience than listening to the radio, and seeing a film at a theater has more impact than viewing it on a laptop, hearing work read by its author deepens understanding. Hearing it in a roomful of other listeners transforms a solitary experience into a communal one.
All of our events are free and open to the public. Unless stated otherwise, they take place in the Centennial Student Union on the campus of Minnesota State Mankato. If you’re not familiar with campus, you can find maps here.