Suppertime in Lake Wobegon: An Evening with Holly Harden
Sep
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Suppertime in Lake Wobegon: An Evening with Holly Harden

“Everywhere I go, people want to tell me stories. Because I wrote for Garrison. Because I am a writer. Because I listen. I want to hear. And everywhere I go, people share their recipes with me. It’s a way of loving, to cook for someone. It’s a way of loving to receive it, too. It’s a communion, a breaking of bread, of sharing life with each other while we’re here.”

At age nine, in the back seat of her grandmother's car on the way home from a funeral, Holly Harden began to write, and she's been writing ever since. Join Holly—a writer for Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion and the author of Good Food from Mrs. Sundberg’s Kitchen and Recipes for Gatherings from Mrs. Sundberg’s Kitchen—for an evening of fellowship, friendship, food and stories. All of which ought to be savored.

For the occasion, Chef Brent Halverson has prepared a meal inspired by the Midwestern “church social.” Enjoy new creative takes on many old favorites.

Appetizers

Parker House Rolls, Sweet Vidalia Cheese Dip, Pickled Vegetable Crudite, Stuffed Mushrooms

Entrees

Mrs. Sundberg’s Wild Rice Soup, Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins, Tater Tot Hot Dish, Our Lady of Lourdes Hamburger Pie, German Potato Salad, Jello Fruit Salad, Autumn Mixed Green Salad

Dessert

Grandma’s Lemon Bars 7 Layer Bars, Pecan Sandies, Rum Truffles , Amaretto Brownies, Snicker Salad

Tickets

$40.00 available for purchase here.

Biography

Holly Harden grew up in Fall Creek, Wisconsin, majored in English at St. Olaf College, and taught secondary English for nine years. In 2002, she earned an MFA in Writing from Hamline University. Holly’s nonfiction has appeared in Utne and Fourth Genre, and she edited Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems and Life Among the Lutherans. Her book, Good Food from Mrs. Sundberg’s Kitchen, was published by Adventure Publications in 2014, and Recipes for Gatherings from Mrs. Sundberg’s Kitchen (2015) is her second cookbook, and there are four more on the way. Holly lives in Minnesota, where she teaches literature and writing at the local high school, leads The Forest Lake Writer’s Workshop, writes a column with her friend Mrs. Sundberg, and bakes for whomever is around -- including her three grown children who visit now and then. Sometimes she sleeps, too. But only after the dishes are done.

Sponsors

Wisconsin Public Radio and the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

All proceeds to benefit the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild

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