Upcoming Events

Memoir workshop
6 p.m.
Monday, May 13, 2019

Creative Nonfiction Writing Group
Minneapolis, Minnesota
6-8 p.m. Mondays 
July 8-Aug. 12, 2019

Memoir & Yoga Workshop
Aug. 10-11, 2019
Grand Marais, Minnesota

Oct. 5, 2019
Mankato, Minnesota

Past Events

Lions in Winter Literary Festival
Jan. 26-27, 2018
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, Illinois

Memoir & Yoga Workshop
Sept. 28-30, 2018
Grand Marais Art Colony
Grand Marais, Minnesota

Generative Memoir workshop
Nov. 3, 2018
The Loft Literary Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Deep Valley Book Festival
Oct. 6-7

Memoir workshop
Madelia and St. James libraries
Oct. 2

Memoir workshop
Grand Marais Art Colony
July 15-16

Life story writing workshops
Elmore, Minn.: April 6
Winnebago, Minn.: April 6
Blue Earth, Minn.: April 10
Waseca, Minn.: March 7, 14, 21

Mankato Rotary
March 22

Cottonwood County Historical Society
Windom, Minn.
Aug. 13

St. Cloud State University
June 20

Cottonwood County Historical Society
Windom, Minn.
March 20

Osseo Book Club
March 8

Grand Marais, Minnesota
Nov. 5-8

Arlington, Minnesota
Oct. 25

Southwest State University
Marshall, Minnesota
Oct. 22

Faribault, Minnesota
Sept. 21

Workshop at Crossings
Zumbrota, Minnesota
July 11

Deep Valley Book Festival
Mankato, Minn.
June 28

Bemidji Book Festival
Bemidji, Minn.
June 10-11

Moveable Feast, St. Peter, Minn.
May 16


Northfield, Minnesota
Nov. 6 *

Nov. 8

Wabasha Public LIbrary *
Oct. 11

Blooming Prairie Library & Owatonna Public Library
Oct. 7

Zumbrota Public Library *
Oct. 4

South Dakota Festival of Books
Sept. 25-27

Worthington *
Nobles Public Library
Sept. 24

August 27

Grand Rapids, MN *
August 7

Duluth, Minnesota *
August 8

Grand Marais, Minnesota *
August 9

Bemidji, Minnesota *
July 24

Baxter, Minnesota *
July 25

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota *
July 26

Rochester Public Library *
July 10

Memoir workshop
Steele County History Museum
Owatonna, Minn.
July 9

Lanesboro, Minn.
July 5

Lanesboro Live *
July 5

Minnesota River Conference Pastors meeting
Otisco, MInn.
May 20

Assisi Heights, Rochester, Minn.
May 9

Arts Center of Saint Peter
May 8

Historic First Presbyterian Church, Mankato
May 2

Prairie Gate Literary Festival
University of Minnesota, Morris
March 28-29

University of Minnesota OLLI class, Feb. 4

* Rachael Hanel is a fiscal year 2014 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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Summit Center, Mankato, Dec. 6

Redwood Falls Public Library, Nov. 13

South Central College, North Mankato: Oct. 10

Hastings Public Library: Oct. 5

Good Thunder Reading Series, Minnesota State University-Mankato: Oct. 3

Elysian Public Library: Sept. 19

Madelia Public Library: June 11

Waseca County Historical Society: May 23

Traverse des Sioux library fundraiser: May 23

Magers & Quinn (Minneapolis): May 22

Valley Bookseller (Stillwater): May 18

New Ulm Public Library: May 16

The Book Cellar, Chicago: May 9

Waseca Arts Center: May 2

School visits

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva secondary school, Nov. 18

St. Clair High School: Oct. 4