Erdrich Sisters Highlight Spring Author Day

Posted on March 30th, 2011 by

Lise Erdrich

Minnesota natives Lise and Heid Erdrich will speak at the Gustavus Library Associates’ (GLA) Spring Author Day Tuesday, April 5 at the Edina Country Club.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. brunch. The Erdrich sisters will share the podium at 10:30 a.m. to talk about books, writing, storytelling, and art and then sign copies of their books at 11:30 a.m.

The Erdrich sisters were born in Minnesota to an Ojibwe mother and German-heritage father. Their parents were teachers, with a deep respect for books, and fostered their children’s language skills, artistic creativity, and natural curiosity about the world around them.

Lise is the author of two children’s books, Bears Make Rock Soup and Sacagawea, both Minnesota Book Award finalists. She has also written a noted collection of short fiction titled Night Train.

Heid Erdrich

Heid is the author of four poetry collections including National Monuments, The Mother’s Tongue, Fishing for Myth, and Cell Traffic, which is scheduled to be published in 2012. She is also a playwright and co-editor of Sister Nations: Native American Women on Community.

Guests wanting to attend are asked to make reservations online at or by calling the Gustavus Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7550.

GLA is a friends-of-the-college organization dedicated to the support and advancement of the College’s Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. Since organizing in 1977, GLA has raised more than 2.5 million for the library endowment fund, acquisitions, and non-budgeted special collections.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


One Comment

  1. ann says:

    This will be a great even, Lise has been here and can tell stories that interest all and Heid ‘s poetry has inspired many. WONDERFUL