Susan Power and Taylor Tolchin: April 14, 2016

All events are free and open to the public.

Writing Workshop
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Room 202
Centennial Student Union

Craft Talk
3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
Ostrander Auditorium
Centennial Student Union

Reading & Book Signing
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Room 245
Centennial Student Union

Books will be available to purchase
Live music from 7:10 – 7:30 p.m. by Lightning Betty and the Joyful Fables


Susan Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a native Chicagoan. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the author of three books, The Grass Dancer (a novel), Roofwalker (a story collection), and the new novel, Sacred Wilderness. The Grass Dancer was awarded a PEN/Hemingway prize in 1995 and Roofwalker, a Milkweed National Fiction Prize in 2002. Her short stories and essays have been widely published in journals, magazines and anthologies including: The Best American Short Stories of 1993, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, The Southern Review and Granta. Her fellowships include an Iowa Arts Fellowship, James Michener Fellowship, Radcliffe Bunting Institute Fellowship, Princeton Hodder Fellowship, USA Artists Fellowship, and Loft McKnight Fellowship for 2015-16. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Taylor Tolchin was born and raised in Chicago and received her BA in creative writing from DePaul University. She is currently a second year creative writing MFA candidate at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she serves as a poetry editor for the Blue Earth Review. Her poetry is published in Barely South Review. She lives in Mankato with her dog, Huck.