Thursday, October 12, 2006

Patricia Hampl Reading Wednesday, October 18

There will be a reading by Patricia Hampl on Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00pm in the library's second floor breezeway.

Hampl ( is Regents’ Professor at the University of Minnesota and the author of three highly acclaimed memoirs-- A Romantic Education (1981), Virgin Time: In Search of the Contemplative Life (1992), and I Could Tell You Stories: Sojourns in the Land of Memory (1999)--all of which were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the year, as well as two volumes of poetry. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (the so-called “genius” grant) along with fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (twice, in poetry and prose), Bush Foundation, Ingram Merrill Foundation, and Djerassi Foundation. Her work has appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Paris Review, New York Times Book Review, Ploughshares, Antaeus and Kenyon Review.

Co-sponsored by the library, the English Department, and the Chippewa Valley Book Festival (

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