Fireside Reading Series: Diane Glancy

February 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hamline Midway Library or Zoom
Wendy Werdin

Home is the Road by Diane Glancy | Memoir
Wednesday, February 8 | 7:00 p.m.
Hamline Midway Library | 1558 West Minnehaha Avenue, Saint Paul

About the Book

Travel is not merely a means to bring us from one location to another. The road also makes demands on us: asking us to be willing to explore the incomprehensible parts of the landscapes we inhabit and pass through – as well as to, ultimately, let them blur as they go by. This, Glancy says, is home.

Glancy teases out the lessons of the road that are never easy to define, grappling with her own: childhood’s puzzle pieces of her Cherokee heritage and a fraught but still compelling vision of Christianity. As she clocks an inordinate amount of driving, as she experiments with literary forms, she looks to what the land has held for centuries, before the roads were ever there.

About the Author

Diane Glancy is professor emerita at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she taught creative writing and Native American literature. Currently she teaches creative nonfiction in the MFA low-residency program at Carlow University. Glancy has won multiple honors and awards for her work, including the Five Civilized Tribes Playwriting Laureate Prize and the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, as well as being awarded grants from, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the Fireside Reading Series

Great authors by the fireside.

Wednesdays | January 18 – February 22, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.
Hamline Midway Library or via Zoom

Six weeks of readings with great writers. Fireside Reading Series, ongoing in partnership with Hamline Midway Library for 29 years, highlights the work of some of Minnesota’s finest writers who have published new work.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and the generous support of Minnesota United.

Captioning will be provided for all six events. ASL interpretation available upon request.

All Fireside Events

Wednesday, January 18
Maren Cooper, Finding Grace

Wednesday, January 25
Antonia Angress, Sirens & Muses

Wednesday, February 1
Danny Klecko, The Dead Fitzgeralds

Wednesday, February 8
Diane Glancy, Home is the Road

Wednesday, February 15
David Mura, The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself

Wednesday, February 22
Diane Wilson, Sun Yung Shin, Shannon Gibney and John Coy, Where We Come From
Children’s Picture Book