Free Event From Author William Kent Krueger Scheduled For July 29

Free Event From Author William Kent Krueger Scheduled For July 29
Courtesy of Ponca State Park

PONCA – All are invited to a northeast Nebraska state park for a presentation on ‘What it Means to Me to be a Writer” hosted by author William Kent Krueger.

According to a release from Ponca State Park, this event is also being hosted by the Friends of the Ponca Carneige Library on Thursday, July 29 at 6 p.m. The presentation will take place in the Ponca State Park Resource and Education Center as guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a potluck meal and conversation following Krueger’s event.

William Kent Krueger writes a mystery series set in the north woods of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former sheriff of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe. Krueger’s work has received a number of awards, including the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, and the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last nine novels were all New York Times bestsellers.

In August 2021, Krueger’s 18th book in his Cork O’Connor series will be published.

‘Ordinary Grace’, is his stand-alone novel that published in 2013 and received the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition for the best novel published in that year. The companion novel, ‘This Tender Land’, was published in September 2019 and spent nearly six months on the New York Times bestseller list.

William Kent Krueger’s speaking engagement, “What it Means to Me to be a Writer” at Ponca State Park will provide an opportunity for readers to quiz Krueger about his newest book, ‘Lightning Strike’, as well as learn more about what inspires and motivates his writing,

Again, Thursday, July 29 at 6:00 pm. will be the presentation with a book signing and sales at the conclusion.

A Nebraska state park vehicle permit is required to attend this free event.

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