“Honoring Our Vets”: November 11, 2016

The Good Thunder Reading Series and Ecumen Pathstone presents

“Honoring Our Veterans:  A Celebration of Service”

Friday, November 11, 2016
2 pm – 3 pm
Ecumen Pathstone (718 Mound Avenue, Mankato.)

Keynote Speaker
Candace Black
“Veterans are important people in my life—relatives, friends, students—and my respect for their service runs deep. I also include families when I think of veterans, because their sacrifices in support of their service members are often overlooked. The piece I’m going to share is about my dad’s first tour in Vietnam in 1965-66, when he commanded an artillery battery.”

This event is free and open to the public.

Candace Black teaches creative writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her poems and essays have appeared in many journals. The Volunteer won the 2000 Minnesota Voice Poetry Award and was published by New Rivers Press in 2003. A chapbook, Casa Marina, won the Thomas A. Wilhemus Award and was published by RopeWalk Press in 2010. Whereabouts won the 2015 Violet Reed Haas Award and will be published by Snake Nation Press in early 2017.