Author Erin Morgenstern to Give Lecture, Workshop in South Bend


New York Times best-selling author Erin Morgenstern will be in South Bend next week for a series of events at the St. Joseph County Public Library.

Morgenstern is the author of The Night Circus, a story about two young magicians who compete in an elaborate contest. The novel is part of the library’s “One Book, One Michiana” reading program.

“I can’t think of a better way to end our One Book, One Michiana reading initiative than to have the author of our selected book visit with us” says Jennifer Zent, the Communication Executive for the St. Joseph County Public Library.

“Not only will it be great to hear Ms. Morgenstern speak about The Night Circus, but we’re fortunate that she’s also going to share some of her creative tips in a workshop,” Zent adds.

Morgenstern will give a lecture on Friday, May 1 at 6 pm where she will discuss the inspiration for her work, as well as her current projects.

After the lecture there will be a Q&A session followed by a signing with books available for purchase.

Morgenstern will return on Saturday, May 2 at 11 am to host a writing workshop. The workshop will focus on the concept of micro-stories. Participants can bring their own photos, or use images available at the library as inspiration for their project.

Both events are free and open to the public. Anyone wishing to participate in the workshop should register online or call 282-4630.

Morgenstern will also attend a fundraiser that will be held on Saturday, May 2 at 6 pm at The History Museum with contortionists, an illusionist and a card reader re-creating the book’s atmosphere. Tickets are $50.00 per individual. Reservations can be made by calling 282-4670.

South Bend is the only place where Morgenstern plans to make a public appearance in 2015.

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