Benefit for English Professor, Jon Lurie

6:00 PM  - 9:00 PM
Saturday Nov 17, 2012
Loft Literary Center, Open Book
1011 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN

The UMN Creative Writing Program, the Loft Literary Center, and Milkweed Editions are partnering to present a benefit evening for Jon Lurie, a UMN MFA alum and Macalester English professor, who is waiting for a heart transplant. The evening features local authors and musicians, live painting, Circus Juventas artists, and a silent auction.

Funds raised will help Jon and his family before and after his surgery. Featuring readings by Patricia Weaver Francisco, author of Telling; Susan Power, author of Roofwalker; and Laura Flynn, author of Swallow the Ocean. Also, Jon Lurie himself will read from his forthcoming memoir, Canoeing with Jose.

Tickets to the event are $20. To purchase tickets in advance, go to jonluriebenefit.eventbrite.com. Contact Bethany Battafarano to sign up for transportation.

https://events.umn.edu/023378

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Admission: Tickets are $20. RSVP for transportation.

Sponsored By: Civic Engagement Center

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