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Author Talk with Andrew Krivak

September 15, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


[Fargo, ND—8/22/23]—Spirit Room continues its National Endowment for the Arts Big Read exploration of “The Bear” by Andrew Krivak] with an author led event by Andrew Krivak on Friday, September 15th from 2-4pm. The NEA Big Read in Fargo is presented in partnership with Kilbourne Group, Costco, and Prairie Public, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The event will feature a narrative discussion in which author of “The Bear,” Andrew Krivak leads us through his process for creating the book, as well as his personal perspectives that shaped the characters and their choices within this fictional realm. Andrew will discuss the themes of physical and spiritual hubris throughout the book, as well as his motivations for writing this work. Audience members will be invited to ask questions after his talk.

Andrew Krivak is the author of three novels, two chapbooks of poetry, and two works of nonfiction. His 2011 debut novel, The Sojourn, was a National Book Award finalist. His novel The Bear received the Banff Mountain Book Prize for fiction,

An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the power of a shared reading experience.

Fargo is one of 62 communities nationwide participating in the 2023-2024 NEA Big Read. Throughout September and October our community will celebrate “The Bear” with a full calendar of events including foraging workshops, writing workshops, and an original collaborative art production being presented through MSUM’s Planetarium.

For more information on this event, please contact Hollie DeFrancisco. You also can view a full calendar of events for the NEA Big Read in Fargo at www.spiritroom.org

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This event is free and open to the public. For the sake of head count please register for this event.
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For those unable to attend in person this event will be live streamed through the following link: https://video.ibm.com/channel/concordia-college


September 15, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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