Friends of the Hennepin County Library is pleased to announce the 19th season of Pen Pals, the award winning and longest running literary series in the Twin Cities.
The 2015-16 Pen Pals season offers an eclectic range of literary personalities, recognized for challenging and enlightening their audiences.
• Judy Blume in conversation with Nancy Pearl: Sept. 24, 2015, 7:30 PM / Sept. 25, 2015, 11 AM
• Marlon James: Oct. 29, 2015, 7:30 PM / Oct. 30, 2015, 11 AM
• Jon Meacham: Mar. 10, 2016, 7:30 PM / Mar. 11, 2016, 11 AM
• Terry Tempest Williams: Apr. 21, 2016, 7:30 PM / Apr. 22, 2016, 11 AM (Earth Day!)
• Anthony Doerr: May 5, 2016, 7:30 PM / May 6, 2016, 11 AM
Subscriptions (starting at $160) go on sale May 11. You can order a subscription by phone at 612-543-8112 (M – F, 9 AM – 4:30 PM) or download a mail order form here. Subscribers save 20% on their ticket purchase!
Individual tickets are $40/$50 and go on sale August 10. Additional student and group discounts are available.
Friends of HCL members receive an additional discount of $10 per subscription or $5 per ticket.
All Pen Pals programs are held at the Hopkins Center for the Arts – offering great sound and sight lines throughout the entire house. Located at 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins (just 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis), Hopkins Center for the Arts offers free convenient parking as well as numerous nearby restaurants.
A pre-show reception is held before each performance with complimentary desserts and coffee, music and book sales.
Proceeds from the program benefit Friends of the Hennepin County Library.
Thanks to our numerous individual and corporate season sponsors including Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, BNSF Railways, and an anonymous gift in honor of Special Olympics of MN.