In Person: Faculty/Student Reading Series: Natalie Dalea & Kim Todd

Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 7:30pm
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Avenue S
Suite 107
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States


(612) 215-2540

Join us for the November entry in our monthly Faculty/Student Reading Series, where we host a local faculty writer from the University of Minnesota's Creative Writing MFA Program and a student writer, offering a chance for emerging local writers to place their work in conversation with an established writer. For this month's reading, MFA candidate Natalie Dalea will be reading with Kim Todd, author of Sensational: The Hidden History of America's "Girl Stunt Reporters."

This reading will also feature an exclusive student discount on all purchases in the bookstore, where anyone attending with a valid student ID will receive 10% off as our show of appreciation for the Twin Cities student writing community.


About the readers

Natalie Dalea is a midwestern mestiza artist. She is pursuing an MFA in creative nonfiction at the University of Minnesota. Her writing works to heal family wounds, with a thematic focus on feminism, faith, and forgiveness. Her essays can be found with The OffingPidgeonholesBetween Cities, and MN Artists. Her journalism can be found with WBEZThe Chicago Reader, and The Portalist.

Kim Todd is the award-winning author of several books, including Sensational: The Hidden History of America's “Girl Stunt Reporters”Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis, and Tinkering with Eden: A Natural History of Exotic Species in America, winner of the PEN/Jerard Award and the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in SmithsonianSalonSierra MagazineOrion, and Best American Science and Nature Writing anthologies, among other publications. She is a member of the MFA faculty at the University of Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis with her family.


Our Fall 2023 slate of Faculty/Student Readings includes:

September 14: K Ho & Aamina Ahmad

October 19: John Lapine & Krys Malcolm Belc

November 16: Natalie Dalea & Kim Todd

December 7: Jordan Young & Kate Nuernberger