Lesley Nneka Arimah

Tuesday, March 14

Workshop
10–11 am
Emy Frentz Gallery | 523 S 2nd St., Mankato

Wednesday, March 15

Workshop
10–11 am
Emy Frentz Gallery | 523 S 2nd St., Mankato

Thursday, March 16

Workshop
10–11 am
Emy Frentz Gallery | 523 S 2nd St., Mankato

Craft Talk
3:00pm–4:00pm
First Congregational UCC | 150 Stadium Ct., Mankato

Reading with Jessica Guess
7:30–8:30 pm
Room 253, Centennial Student Union
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Books will be available for purchase.

Friday, March 17

Workshop
10–11 am
Emy Frentz Gallery | 523 S 2nd St., Mankato


Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK and grew up wherever her father was stationed for work, which was sometimes Nigeria, sometimes not. She is the author of two books: the short story collection What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky and a forthcoming novel. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, GRANTA, and elsewhere. The recipient of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, an O’Henry Award, and support from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and other organizations, her stories have been shortlisted for the Caine Prize, a finalist for the National Magazine Award, and included in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and O’Henry Prize anthologies. She lives in Minneapolis.

Fiction and creative nonfiction writer Jessica Guess hails from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato, a composition instructor, and a workshop leader for the Good Thunder Reading Series community outreach program. Her work has been featured in Luna Station Quarterly and Mused–the BellaOnline Literary Review, and in 2017, she attended the Voices of Our Nation (VONA) workshop where she studied with comic writer Marjorie Liu. She is the recipient of the 2017 Robert C. Wright award.