Fireside Reading Series: Kaethe Schwehn

When:
February 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2018-02-28T19:00:00-06:00
2018-02-28T20:30:00-06:00
Where:
Hamline Midway Library
1558 W Minnehaha Ave
St Paul, MN 55104
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bailey Veesenmeyer
651-366-6497

Kaethe Schwehn

Kaethe Schwehn
The Rending and the Nest

In Kaethe Schwehn’s mesmerizing postapocalyptic debut, 95 percent of the world’s population has disappeared without a trace. The 5 percent who remain must struggle to survive in the ruined world with no understanding of what has happened or why. Through the eyes of her young narrator, Schwehn creates a vision of the future which Kirkus Reviews called “intensely familiar, yet strange”—a place in which inhabitants must reimagine their existence again and again and remake the world from what they have left. Schwehn is also the author of Tailings: A Memoir which won a Minnesota Book Award in 2015.

About the Series

With cookies in one hand and coffee in the other, enjoy six weeks of free readings at Hamline Midway Library. Now in its 24th season, the Fireside Reading Series is one of The Friends’ oldest and most popular events. The series annually highlights the work of some of Minnesota’s finest writers who have published a new work in the previous year. Programs are accompanied by coffee, cider, cookies, and book signings. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided.

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.

Full Fireside Series

Wednesday, January 24
Miriam Karmel, Subtle Variations and Other Stories
Hamline Midway Library │ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 31
Bao Phi, Thousand Star Hotel
Hamline Midway Library │ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 7
Marcie Rendon, Murder on the Red River
Hamline Midway Library │ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 14
Carolyn Porter, Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate
Hamline Midway Library │ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21
Jon Lurie, Canoeing with José
Hamline Midway Library │ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 28
Kaethe Schwehn, The Rending and the Nest
Hamline Midway Library │ 7:00 p.m.