Author Nicole Helget will be at Bismarck State College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for a reading, question-and-answer session and book-signing event as part of BSC’s Visiting Writers Series.
The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Basin Electric Auditorium inside the National Energy Center of Excellence on the BSC campus.
Helget is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, some intended for adults and some intended for children and young adults. Her latest book, “The End of the Wild,” won the 2018 Minnesota Book Award for middle grade literature. Other titles include “Wonder at the Edge of the World,” “The Turtle Catcher,” “Stillwater” and her memoir, “The Summer of Ordinary Ways.” Helget has also written a number of nature books intended for children.
Helget grew up in southern Minnesota and lives in St. Peter, Minn., with her family. She hold a master’s degree in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and she is pursuing a master’s degree in public policy with a concentration in rural arts, education and environmental issues. In addition to writing, she works as a teacher, editor and manuscript and story consultant.