Life on the upper Mississippi

Patricia Hampl
Patricia Hampl
Photo: Barry Goldstein

Author Patricia Hampl draws from literary sources far and wide to take listeners on a literary voyage down the Mississippi River. She reads from her own memoirs as well as the work of other poets, novelists, historians and essayists.

"Life on the Upper Mississippi: a Literary Excursion" was performed in October at the University of Minnesota. Hampl was accompanied by Twin Cities musician Dan Chouinard.

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