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Upcoming Classes

A Model for Narrative Nonfiction: A Close Read of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Thursdays Sept. 21-Oct. 26
6-8 p.m.

Upcoming Events
Memoir workshop
Madelia, Minn.
4 p.m. Oct. 2

Memoir workshop
St. James, Minn.
6:30 p.m. Oct. 2

Mankato, Minn.
Oct. 6-7

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

Past Events

2017
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

2016
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

2015
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

2014

Northfield, Minnesota
Nov. 6 *

Bookmatch
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

Minneapolis
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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2013

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

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