Author Lorna Landvik visits Fergus [UPDATED]Published 10:24am Thursday, April 25, 2013 Updated 12:28pm Thursday, April 25, 2013
Renowned writer and comedian Lorna Landvik will visit Fergus Falls as part of statewide celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the Minnesota Book Awards. She will speak about her journey as a writer at 7 p.m. Friday, at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, 1414 College Way in Fergus Falls.
The program also concludes the month-long community-wide program Fergus Falls Reads.
Passionate about writing and theater from an early age, Landvik made her debut as a novelist in 1996, with the critically acclaimed “Patty Jane’s House of Curl,” followed by eight more novels including best-sellers Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, Oh My Stars, and her most recent The Mayor of the Universe. When not writing or speaking about writing, she continues to work as an actor and playwright, having appeared in Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop and most recently in a one-woman, all-improvised show called “Party in the Rec Room.”
The free program and reception are sponsored by Viking Library System, Fergus Falls Public Library, Friends of the Fergus Falls Public Library, and Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund through a designation from the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators. For more information about Landvik’s visit, contact Fergus Falls Public Library at 218-739-9387.
Three other authors will visit the region in this anniversary series coordinated by Viking Library System and the Minnesota Book Awards:
• Friday, at 7 p.m.: William Durbin, award-winning author of books for children and teens, at Douglas County Library, 720 Fillmore Street in Alexandria.
• Saturday, at 7 p.m.: Anton Treuer, respected author and editor of nine works of nonfiction including Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask, at In Their Own Words (ITOW) Veterans Museum, 805 West Main in Perham.
• Saturday, at 7 p.m: Kao Kalia Yang, author of the lauded The Late Homecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, at Thorson Memorial Library, 117 Central Avenue in Elbow Lake.
All celebrations are free and open to the public. Books will be for sale at each program. For more information about the author series, visit www.viking.lib.mn.us/legacy.html.