Saturday, June 10th. Tribute to Frederick Manfred Jr. Honoring Frederick Manfred Jr., who died on June 12th, 2016, the Luverne Chamber of Commerce will present a special program at the Blue Mounds Interpretive Center, Luverne, MN. Freya Manfred, and her screenwriter husband, Tom Pope, and their sons, Bly Pope and Rowan Pope, will read from Frederick Manfred Senior's novel, Lord Grizzly. Tom will also give a talk about Lord Grizzly. Freya will read new poetry and poetry from her latest book, Speak, Mother. Bly and Rowan will read excerpts from Frederick Manfred Junior's Journals, written while he lived at the Interpretive Center and in Luverne.
Wednesday, June 21, 7 pm. Poets And Writers And Musicians Against the War on Earth. St. Joan of Arc, 4537 3rd Ave S., Minneapolis. Writers Ruth Bly, Jim Lenfestey, and Freya Manfred present a free public summer solstice event, “Poets, Writers And Musicians Against The War On The Earth,” honoring nature with words and music. The family-friendly event is co-sponsored by Rain Taxi Review of Books, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Climate Generation, Cool Planet, DFL Environmental Caucus, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, and mn350.org. Scheduled to appear: Ruth Bly, Michael Dennis Browne, Peter Campion, Peter Geye, Tim Frantzich, Margaret Hasse, Ezra Hyland, Louis Jenkins, Ed Bok Lee, Jim Lenfestey, Larry Long, Freya Manfred, Shawn Otto, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Julie Schumacher, Joyce Sutphen, Thomas R. Smith and Connie Wanek.
Thursday, July 27th, 7 pm. Honesty and Humor in Writing. Freya Manfred and Louis Jenkins read together at Marine Village Hall, 121 Judd Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN.
Tuesday, October 17th, 7pm. Tribute Gathering and Poetry Reading for John Rezmerski. St. Paul University Club, MN. Bharat Pant is completing a collaborative book of paintings and poems that he and John Rezmerski were putting together when John died. Bharat will read some poems from their collaboration, and other friends and writers will read from John's poetry: Jim Heynen, Phil Bryant, Joyce Sutphen, Freya Manfred and Jim Lenfestey.
Freya Manfred's poetry reading at The Loft Literary Center, September 18, 2015.