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Pen Pals

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.

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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 PearlSept. 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

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Individual tickets are $40/$50 and are now available. Additional student and group discounts are available.

Subscriptions (starting at $160).  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!

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.

Upcoming Events

September
24

Events

Pen Pals with Judy Blume in conversation with Nancy Pearl

a ticketed author series benefiting Friends of HCL

September
25

Events

Pen Pals with Judy Blume in conversation with Nancy Pearl

a ticketed author series benefiting Friends of HCL

October
29

Events

Pen Pals with Marlon James

a ticketed author series benefiting Friends of HCL

October
30

Events

Pen Pals with Marlon James

a ticketed author series benefiting Friends of HCL

March
10

Events

Pen Pals with Jon Meacham

a ticketed author series benefiting Friends of HCL

March
11

Events

Pen Pals with Jon Meacham

a ticketed author series benefiting Friends of HCL

April
21

Events

Pen Pals with Terry Tempest Williams

a ticketed author series benefiting Friends of HCL

April
22

Events

Pen Pals with Terry Tempest Williams

a ticketed author series benefiting Friends of HCL

May
5

Events

Pen Pals with Anthony Doerr

a ticketed author series benefiting Friends of HCL

May
6

Events

Anthony Doerr

a ticketed author series benefiting Friends of HCL

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