Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Book Lovers Night features author and journalist Laurie Hertzel
Laurie Hertzel, author of "News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist," is the featured guest author at Book Lovers Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at O'Connell's in the Haehn Campus Center, College of St. Benedict.
Hertzel will read excerpts from "News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist," which she describes as a memoir that focuses on newsrooms in the days of fedoras and typewriters, as well as the experiences of a woman in a man's world.
An informal book chat and a free book swap begins at 6:30 p.m. A local community reader will give book recommendations at
6:45 p.m., and Hertzel will be introduced at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Hertzel has been interested in journalism since her childhood in Duluth, Minn., where she began her career working as a clerk at the Duluth News Tribune. Hertzel currently resides in St. Paul, Minn., and is the editor of the books page for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She has reported from Russia and Cuba and her work has been published in the Chicago Tribune, the San Jose Mercury News and Minnesota Monthly magazine, as well as in numerous literary and academic journals.
Hertzel has been a fellow at Duke University, Durham, N.C., and writer-in-residence at the James Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. She has also been a faculty member and speaker at the Nieman Conferences on Narrative Writing and Editing at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Recommended books will be on sale at 20 percent off. Food and beverages are available for purchase at O'Connell's or McGlynn's Sports Caf. For more information, contact
, or call (320) 363-2119.