Karen Russell

Nadine B. Andreas Residency

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Workshop

10 – 11 am CT

Emy Frentz Art Guild

523 2nd St. Mankato, MN

This event is free and open to the public.

Craft Talk

3 – 4 pm CT

Minnesota State University Mankato

Centennial Student Union Room 253/4/5

This event is free and open to the public.

Reading with Andreas scholar Holly Dodge

7:30 – 8:30 pm CST

Minnesota State University Mankato

Centennial Student Union Room 253/4/5

This event is free and open to the public.

Karen Russell, born and raised in Miami, FL, won the 2012 and 2018 National Magazine Award for fiction, and her first novel, Swamplandia!, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship, the “5 under 35” prize from the National Book Foundation, the NYPL Young Lions Award, the Bard Fiction Prize, and is a former fellow of the Cullman Center and the American Academy in Berlin. Russell is also the author of St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories, Sleep Donation: A Novella, and most recently, Orange World. She currently holds the Endowed Chair at Texas State University’s MFA program, and lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children.

Holly Dodge is a poet and teacher. She is a third-year MFA student and teaching assistant at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Holly is also co-founder of The Lectern Series, a community educational speaker series. Holly’s poetry and fiction have been featured in various print and online publications. She currently resides with her two school-age children in North Mankato, Minnesota.