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Reading by Karen Babine

Date: Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Wright Museum - Courtyard,
Wright Museum,
700 College St, Beloit, WI 53511

Contact: Stephanie Schliesmann,, 2079

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Reading by Karen Babine

Karen Babine (pronounced bay-byne) was born and raised in the Lakes Country of Hubbard County, Minnesota. She is the author of Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life (University of Minnesota, 2015), winner of the 2016 Minnesota Book Award for memoir/creative nonfiction, finalist for the Midwest Book Award and the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award. Her second essay collection, All the Wild Hungers, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2019. She also edits Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies. Her work has appeared in such journals as Brevity, River Teeth, North American Review, Slag Glass City, Sweet, and "An Island Triptych" was listed as a Notable in the 2014 Best American Essays. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Eastern Washington University and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to teaching at NHCC, she teaches in the Masters of Fine Arts program at Augsburg University. She's currently at work on her next book, an essay collection about camping to Nova Scotia to discover her family's Acadian roots. In her spare time, she loves to cook and hunt through thrift stores for treasures.

Feb. 14th @ 11 am in WAC - Room 10 and at 4 pm at Wright Museum Courtyard.


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