On Friday, April 13 at 7:30 pm you are invited to join Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts to hear local authors J.J. Austrian and Catherine Thimmesh read selections from their writings. The event is free and open to the public.
J.J. Austrian grew up in Connecticut, graduated from Bard College and worked in Los Angeles before returning to the East Coast, where he met his wife at a Halloween party. She married him a few years later, in spite of his costume choice. After moving to Minnesota so that they could be closer to family, J.J. earned his MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults at Hamline University. Worm Loves Worm is his first book.
Catherine Thimmesh is the award-winning author of many nonfiction books for young people, including: Team Moon, Girls Think of Everything, Friends, and Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled. Her latest book, Camp Panda, explores the conservation efforts underway to save endangered and vulnerable species from extinction—with a focus on the giant panda—presenting an exciting case study on panda reintroductions to the wild.
The 2018 Reading Series is curated by writer Janna Knittel.
The Reading Series is funded in partnership with the Anoka County Library.
This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Art and Cultural Heritage fund.