Award-winning Minnesota author makes return to college Oct. 31

Award-winning Minnesota author makes return to college Oct. 31

Author Lesley Nneka Arimah

Part of the Coon Rapids Campus’s Two Rivers Reading Series, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Kirkus Prize and Minnesota Book Award for Fiction winning author, returns to Anoka-Ramsey Community College with her short story collection titled, What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky.

October 04, 2018

Lesley Nneka Arimah, Kirkus Prize and Minnesota Book Award for Fiction winning author, returns to Anoka-Ramsey Community College with her short story collection titled, What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, noon to 12:50 pm and 2 to 2:50 pm, in the Coon Rapids Campus Legacy Room. The events feature interview and reading sessions.

Part of the Coon Rapids Campus’s Two Rivers Reading Series, the author previously visited Anoka-Ramsey to discuss the same work last year Cambridge Campus as part of the Minnesota Writers Series.

Arimah, born in Britain and raised in Nigeria, lives in Minneapolis. The New York Times called her “a witty, oblique and mischievous storyteller.” Her collection of short stories, “use[s] the short-story format’s mix of intensity and absence to knock you out,” said the New Yorker.

Each semester, the Two Rivers Reading Series hosts local, regional, and nationally-known authors at the Coon Rapids campus. The stories, novels, essays, plays or poetry by the visiting authors are studied by students in English and reading courses, who then attend the series to gain further insight into work they have read.

Two Rivers Reading Series present: Lesley Nneka Arimah
Discussing her book, What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
Noon to 12:50 pm and 2 to 2:50 pm
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Coon Rapids Campus
Legacy Room
Free and open to the public

The event is sponsored by the English and Reading Departments, the Office of Diversity and Multiculturalism, and Faculty Development.

For more information about the Two Rivers Reading Series, visit: TwoRiversARCC.wordpress.com/

For more information about diversity-related events at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, visit the Office of Diversity & Multiculturalism at AnokaRamsey.edu/Campus-Life/Diversity-Inclusion/Office-of-Diversity-Multiculturalism/