POWELL — The Northwest College Writers Series closes its 2010-11 series March 8 with a reading by nationally recognized author Patricia Hampl. The award-winning poet and memoirist will begin her program at 7:30 p.m. in the Orendorff Building Lounge on campus. Admission is free.
Hampl is the author of six prose works, including "A Romantic Education," "I Could Tell You Stories" and "Blue Arabesque," as well as two collections of poetry and numerous shorter works.
Her most recent book is "The Florist's Daughter," winner of numerous awards, including The New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year and the 2008 Minnesota Book Award for Memoir and Creative Nonfiction.
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Hampl's fiction, poems, reviews, essays and travel pieces have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Paris Review, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays.
She is Regents Professor and McKnight Distinguished Professor at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she teaches fall semesters in the English Department. She is also a member of the permanent faculty of the Prague Summer Program.