Prairie Talks is a speaker series that connects people and ideas. No matter your interests, you’ll find these talks engaging, challenging, and just the thing to stretch your mind. Come on your own or as a family, everyone is welcome. Talks are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help defray expenses.
Prairie Talks welcomes Melanie Hoffert, native North Dakotan and author of “Prairie Silence: A Memoir” (Beacon Press, 2013) at 2:00 pm. on January 26, 2014. She grew up on a farm near Wyndmere, North Dakota, where she spent her childhood wandering gravel roads and listening to farmers at church potlucks. Her work has been published in several literary journals, in which she received creative non-fiction awards, and she holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University. Melanie lives in Minneapolis and works for Teach For America. Click here for more information.