Writers get their hands dirty during reading series

The community is invited to visit Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts 7:30 p.m. July 11 to hear from local writers Max Ross and Katrina Vandenberg as part of this year’s Dirty Hands Reading Series.

Katrina Vandenberg
Katrina VandenbergPhoto submitted

The free event is interactive; series curator Becca Barniskis invites audience response and

Max Ross
Max Ross Photo submitted

facilitates a lively exchange between writers and readers.


Max Ross

Max Ross’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, The New Yorker’s “Page-Turner” and American Short Fiction. He currently serves as a writing instructor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.


Katrina Vandenberg

Katrina Vandenberg is the author of two books of poems (“The Alphabet Not Unlike the World” and “Atlas”) and co-author of the chapbook “On Marriage.”

Her essays and poems have appeared in several journals and she is the recipient of a Bush Artist Fellowship, a Loft-McKnight Award, a Fulbright Fellowship in Creative Writing to the Netherlands, and residencies from the Amy Clampitt Fund, the Poetry Center of Chicago, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the MacDowell Colony.

Vandenberg teaches in the creative writing programs at Hamline University, where she also serves as poetry editor for Water~Stone Review.

Banfill-Locke is located at 6666 East River Road, Fridley. For more information about the Dirty Hands Reading Series call 763-574-1850, email [email protected], or visit Banfill-locke.org.

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