2020-21 PEN PALS SEASON LINE-UP
$45 - $55
Tickets to our Zoom event with Yaa Gyasi on Thursday, February 11, 2021, are now on sale! Use code WINTERSALE for $10 OFF your purchase.
On sale dates for individual tickets to the Susan Choi and Erik Larson lectures in May 2021 are to be announced. Sign up for our e-news to be notified when these tickets go on sale.
Season Format & COVID-19
Events through February 2021 are virtual. Events in Spring 2021 are currently scheduled to take place in person at Hopkins Center for the Arts with traditional reserved seating.
In-person events are subject to change based on recommendations from health agencies. Ticket holders will have access to a virtual backup event in the case of in-person event cancellation. Ticket purchases are only refundable in the unlikely case that both the in-person and virtual events are canceled. All ticket holders will be notified about changes to events via email.
2020-2021 Pen Pals Subscriptions
Full series subscriptions for the current season are no longer for sale.
Accessibility at Pen Pals
Friends of HCL strives to make our Pen Pals lectures accessible to all patrons. Below is a description of available services and amenities. Please call our box office (612-543-8112) with questions.
Open Captioning: Open Captioning (OC) provides a live, real-time transcription of Pen Pals lectures. The service is open to all audience members for viewing without any special equipment necessary. An open captioning monitor screen will be located on the right-hand side of the main floor for all lectures.
Assistive Listening Devices: Assistive Listening Devices amplify and clarify sound by cutting down ambient noise, and may be used from any seat at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Devices, headphones, and earbuds may be borrowed from the Pen Pals box office at all lectures.
Accessible Seating: Accessible and companion seating can be reserved on the main floor and balcony levels of Hopkins Center for the Arts. Please call our box office directly to purchase accessible and companion seating.
Accessible Parking: Accessible parking is available at the rear of Hopkins Center for the Arts and on the street level of the public parking ramp.
All Pen Pals programs are held at the Hopkins Center for the Arts—offering great sound and sight lines for the entire house. Just 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and 28 minutes from Saint Paul, Hopkins Center for the Arts offers free convenient parking as well as numerous nearby restaurants. Please click the button below to download a detailed directions and parking guide.
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Hopkins, MN 55343
Pen Pals Box Office
Box Office Hours:
Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
We appreciate your patience as box office staff works remotely. Messages will be responded to within 1 business day.
Our series began in 1997 and since then has brought these exceptional writers to the Twin Cities