December Reading Series

On Friday, December 14 at 7:30 pm you are invited to join Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts to hear local authors Peter Campion and our 2018 Reading Series Curator Janna Knittel read selections from their writings. The event is free and open to the public.

Peter Campion is the author of three collections of poems, Other People, The Lions, and El Dorado, all from the University of Chicago Press. He is the co-editor with Philip Coleman of John Berryman: Centenary Essays. He has also published catalog essays and art monographs on numerous contemporary painters, including Eric Aho, Mitchell Johnson, and Deborah Rosenthal. His work appears in Art News, Boston Globe, Harvard Review, Modern Painters, New Republic, New York Times, Poetry, Slate, and elsewhere. The recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship as well as the Rome Prize (Prix de Rome) from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Minnesota.

Janna Knittel is a writer from the Pacific Northwest who now lives in Minnesota. She earned her MFA from the University of Minnesota. Her chapbook Fish & Wild Life was published by Finishing Line Press and she has published poems most recently in Cold Mountain Review, NEAT Magazine, Nice Cage, and Whale Road Review and on and Red Bird Chapbook’s Weekly Read. She was a finalist for the 2016 Rita Dove Poetry Award from the Center for Women Writers and a winner of the James Wright Award from the American Academy of Poets in 2013 and 2015.


The 2018 Reading Series was curated by 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.
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