Upcoming Readings


Tuesday, April 16th, 7:30 pm. University Club, 420 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN. Celebrating April Poetry Month. Freya reads with Joyce Sutphen, Patricia Kirkpatrick, Louis Jenkins, Ibe Kaba and Chris Santiago. 

Saturday, May 25th, 7:30 pm. Freya reads with Joyce Sutphen at Pink House - 1900 North 2nd Street, Stillwater, MN. Call 651-439-3362 for further information.  Joyce taught creative writing and English at Gustavus, and recently retired. She was our Minnesota Poet Laureate for eight years.  

Saturday, August 10th, 11:00am. Freya reads from her four most recent poetry publications:  Loon In Late November Water; Speak, Mother; Swimming With A Hundred Year Old Snapping Turtle; and My Only Home.  She'll also read briefly from her memoirs, Frederick Manfred: A Daughter Remembers  and Raising Twins: A True Life Adventure.   At The Uptown Café in Wadena, MN. The program runs a little over an hour.  

Wednesday, September 18th, 10-11:30 am. Freya reads with poet, Thomas R. Smith, at Edina Poetry Club, Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square, Edina, MN.


Thursday, April 16th, 7 pm. Gustavus Adolphus, Makato, MN. Freya reads with Louis Jenkins. 


Saturday, September 22, 10am -
First public reading from Loon, In Late November Water, at South Dakota Book Festival, Brookings, S.D.

Wednesday, October 24, at 7 pm - MOON PALACE BOOKS, 3032 Minnehaha Avenue, Mpls, 55406.  Reading with poets Louis Jenkins and Margaret Hasse.  

Wednesday, November 14, at 7pm. Reading from Freya’s 9th book of poems, LOON IN LATE NOVEMBER WATER. Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, 2020 W. Lake of the Isles Parkway, Minneapolis, 55405. Refreshments, and a book signing.


Freya Manfred's poetry reading at The Loft Literary Center, September 18, 2015.


Freya Manfred reading her poem, My Father by the Fire.  Film by Greg Winter.


Watch “SWIMMING IN THE RAIN a poem by Freya Manfred” on Vimeo: 


Watch “SWIMMING INTO WINTER a poem by Freya Manfred” on Vimeo: