July 24 – 28, 2024

Lynette Reini-Grandell will read from her 2023 memoir, “Wild Things: A Trans-Glam-Punk-Rock Love Story” published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. She will talk about the experience of memoir writing.

Presenter Bio: Lynette Reini-Grandell is the author of the memoir Wild Things: A Trans-Glam-Punk-Rock Love Story (Minnesota Historical Society Press, March 2023) as well as two books of poems: Wild Verge (Holy Cow! Press, 2018) and Approaching the Gate (Holy Cow! Press, 2014, winner of the 2015 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Poetry). Other work has appeared in Alligator Juniper, The Understanding between Foxes and Light, MNArtists.org, Poetry Motel, Revolver, Poetry City U.S.A., and Seminary Ridge Review, among others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart and received grants for her work from the Finlandia Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She performs with the Bosso Poetry Company and the jazz/poetry collective Sonoglyph. Her work is often inspired by Finnish folk culture and song, and she frequently collaborates with Nordic Roots artists in multimedia performances. She lives in Minneapolis on the ancestral homeland of the Dakota people.