Library Associates to Present Author Julie Schumacher

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Event Details


Date: October 29, 2019

Times: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hamre Recital Hall in the Humanities Building on the campus of Augustana.

Ticket Info: Tickets will be available at the door. General admission is $5; children and Augustana students are free.

The Augustana Library Associates presents author Julie Schumacher at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Hamre Recital Hall of the Humanities Center.

Tickets will be available at the door. General admission is $5; children and Augustana students are free. For information, call the Mikkelsen Library at 605.274.4921.

About Julie Schumacher

Charles BaxterJulie Schumacher grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Oberlin College and Cornell University. Her first published story, “Reunion,” written to fulfill an undergraduate writing assignment (“tell a family tale”) was reprinted in The Best American Short Stories 1983. Subsequent stories were published in The Atlantic, MS, Minnesota Monthly, and Prize Stories: The O.Henry Awards 1990 and 1996. Her first novel, The Body Is Water, was published by Soho Press in 1995 and was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. It was published in translation in Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Israel, Greece, and Korea.Her other books include the national best-seller, Dear Committee Members (winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor); Doodling for Academics; and five novels for younger readers. Ms. Schumacher lives in St. Paul and is a faculty member in the Creative Writing Program and the Department of English at the University of Minnesota, where she has been recognized as a “Scholar of the College.”

About the Augustana Library Associates

As a support group for the Mikkelsen Library, the Augustana Library Associates strengthen the financial base of the library to promote the expansion of library holdings and services and to enhance opportunities for academic excellence. Additionally, the Library Associates provide a program of cultural events and continuing education for the benefit of members, the University and the community.