February Reading Series

February 8, 2023 North Suburban Center for the Arts

Join us for this month’s Reading Series event, a monthly literary event hosted by the NSCA. The Reading Series is part of our North Suburban Nights programming.
This month, we are hosting authors Shannon Gibney and Nicole Kronzer at the Firehouse. They will read excerpts of recent work, discuss their writing processes, and answer questions from audience members.

This event will also be streamed on Facebook Live.

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Shannon Gibney is a writer, educator, activist, and the author of See No Color (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015), and Dream Country (Dutton, 2018) young adult novels that won Minnesota Book Awards in 2016 and 2019. Gibney is faculty in English at Minneapolis College, where she teaches writing. A Bush Artist and McKnight Writing Fellow, her new novel, The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be, explores themes of transracial adoption through speculative memoir (Dutton, 2023). Gibney’s other upcoming publications include the picture books Sam and the Incredible African and American Food Fight (University of Minnesota Press, 2023), and Where We Come From (Lerner, 2022; coauthored), and a YA anthology of stories by adoptees about adoptees, co-edited with Nicole Chung (HarperTeen, 2023).

Nicole Kronzer is the author of the young adult novels Unscripted and the The Roof Over Our Heads. Unscripted was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association and was a Minnesota Book Award Finalist. Nicole is also a high school English teacher and former professional actor. She loves to knit and run (usually not at the same time). She lives with her family in Minneapolis.