The 2014-15 Pen Pals season offers an eclectic range of presenters from different genres who have collectively written, critiqued or created thousands of books.
• Joyce Carol Oates in conversation with literary critic Michael Dirda: Oct. 2, 2014, 7:30 PM*
• Doris Kearns Goodwin: Oct. 23, 2014, 7:30 PM & Oct. 24, 2014, 11 AM
• Richard Blanco: Mar. 12, 2015, 7:30 PM & Mar. 13, 2015, 11 AM
• Jodi Picoult: Apr. 16, 2015, 7:30 PM & Apr. 17, 2015, 11 AM
• Chip Kidd: May 7, 2015, 7:30 PM & May 8, 2015, 11 AM
A pre-show reception is held before each performance with complimentary desserts and coffee, music and book sales. A public signing follows all daytime lectures. All evening lectures offer a post-lecture reception with the author that requires an additional ticket. See below for pricing.
SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS (now on sale)
New subscriptions are now on sale. Purchase your subscription online below, call our box office 612-543-8112 (M – F, 9 AM – 4:30 PM) or mail in your order form to Friends of HCL, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401.
Full Evening Subscriptions to the 5 lectures (includes kick-off event)
Level 1 (Main floor) – $200
Level 2 (Balcony and back section of main floor) – $160
Full Evening Subscription and Receptions (includes kick-off event and post-lecture receptions to all 5 evening lectures):
Level 1 (Main floor) – $300
Level 2 (Balcony and back section of main floor) – $260
Daytime Only Subscription to the 4 daytime lectures (does NOT include kick-off event)
Level 1 (Main floor) – $160
Level 2 (Balcony and back section of main floor) – $128
Flex Pass Subscription
Purchase tickets to 3 or 4 events and save 20% off your purchase! You can mix evening or daytime performances. Additional member, student or group discounts do not apply.
*Due to event capacity and popular demand, individual ticket and flex pass tickets are not being sold to the special kick-off event with Joyce Carol Oates. Limited seating is still available for new full season subscribers and sponsors.
INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICING (on sale August 11)
Individual tickets go on sale online on August 11; however, Friends of HCL is taking mail pre-orders for regular season presenters. Pre-orders will be placed after season subscription sales close and will be placed in the order in which they are received.
*Due to event capacity and popular demand, individual tickets are not being sold to the special kick-off event with Joyce Carol Oates.
Level 1 (Main floor) – $50
Level 2 (Balcony and back section of main floor) – $40
Add a post-reception to any evening lecture for just $25. See below for details.
Friends of HCL members can receive a discount of $5 per ticket!
MEET THE AUTHOR
Meet the author and attend a post-lecture reception for $25. This added ticket includes appetizers, wine and book signing. Receptions are only offered after evening performances.For your convenience, you can select the upgraded ticket option for as few or many lectures as you would like. If you select this option for all 5 lectures, you save 20%!
Ticket to 1, 2, 3 or 4 receptions – $25/each
Ticket to all 5 receptions – $100
To select receptions to your whole season, select the “Evening Subscription with Receptions” above.
A seat ticket must also be purchased to attend the receptions. To add individual reception ticket to any lecture after you have purchased your seat ticket, just call our box office at 612-543-8112 and we can help you.