Pen Pals

Announcing the 23rd season of the Twin Cities' well-renowned and definitive Literary series!  pen pals announcement 2019.20

2019 to 2020 Pen Pals Season Line-up

Pen Pals Box Office: 612-543-8112

Susan Orlean

Journalist, accomplished storyteller and author of "The Library Book."

  • October 10, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • October 11, 2019 at 11 a.m.

Ann Patchett

Prolific  and PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of nine novels, including her latest, "The Dutch House."

  • October 24, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • October 25, 2019 at 11 a.m.

Esi Edugyan

Giller Prize-winning author and Man Booker Prize finalist, writer of the highly acclaimed "Washington Black."

  • December 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
  • December 10, 2019 at 11 a.m.

Reza Aslan

Internationally-renowned writer, religious scholar and author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth."

  • February 13, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
  • February 14, 2020 at 11 a.m.

Tommy Orange

National Book Critics Circle and PEN/Hemingway award-winning author of "There There."

  • April 30, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
  • May 1, 2020 at 11 a.m.

More Information

Full series subscriptions are now available. Individual lecture tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 7, 2019. For more detailed information and to purchase tickets, visit the Friends of the Hennepin County Library website.