A lawyer, a pastor and a saxophone player walked into…a cemetery?  What’s the punch line?  You’ll have to come to “QUITTING TIME at a Place of Endless Time”, September 18 at 4 pm at the historic Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery, East Lake Street and Cedar Ave in Minneapolis.

Patrick’s 2nd book of poetry “Quitting Time” is an extended elegy to his father, Walter Hansel.  It engages his history from being born into a German-speaking home in rural North Dakota, through the Great Depression, World War II, becoming a barber and raising a family in Austin, MN.

At the event, Patrick will read with poets Tim Nolan and Richard Terrill.  Live music with Larry McDonough on keyboards and Richard on sax.  Patrick will be available after the program, and there will be an optional tour of the historic cemetery.

You can enter the cemetery on the Cedar Avenue side.  Please bring a lawn chair or blanket.  We will try to keep you updated on COVID restrictions, but be prepared with a mask just in case.  And if you’re not vaccinated, please do so!


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