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Book launch: When I Was Young and Old

June 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Freya Manfred portrait photo and book cover of When I Was Young and Old

book cover of When I Was Young and Old, Poems and Prose by Freya Manfred. The cover illustration shows plant and fruit shapes that appear to form the shape of a personJoin the University Libraries and Nodin Press for a book launch event with Freya Manfred, author of “When I Was Young and Old.” The event includes a book reading, Q&A with the author, and a reception with books available for purchase. Please register if you plan to attend.

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About Freya Manfred

Freya Manfred is a longtime Midwest­erner who has lived on both coasts. She attended Macalester College and Stan­ford University, and has received a Radcliffe Grant and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant.

Her seventh collec­tion, “Swimming With A Hundred Year Old Snapping Turtle,” won the 2009 Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Poetry, and her poems have appeared in more than a hundred reviews and maga­zines and more than fifty anthologies. Her memoir, “Frederick Man­fred: A Daughter Remembers,” was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award and an Iowa Historical Society Award. Her more recent memoir is “Raising Twins: A True Life Adventure.”

Freya Manfred

She lives with her husband, screenwriter Thomas Pope, in Stillwater, Minnesota. Their sons, vi­sual artists Bly Pope and Rowan Pope, have illustrated many of her books. Additional information is available on Freya Manfred’s website.

Event details

What: Book launch: When I Was Young and Old
When: Thursday, June 15, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library | Parking & directions

This event is co-sponsored by the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries and by Nodin Press


June 15, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Upper Midwest Literary Archives
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Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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