Women's Basketball Guard Named All-American

Grant Funds Health Care Career Training at Cambridge Campus

Music Faculty Anderson Elected President-Elect of MN Music Educators Association

College Offers Free Suicide Prevention Workshop April 29

College Presents Reading/Discussion with Author Scott Wrobel, April 23

College Contributes $327 Million, 3,235 Jobs to Regional Economy

Anoka-Ramsey Women’s Basketball Team Wins Region XIIIA Championship

Open Houses: April 2 and 4

College Offers Minnesota Manufacturing and 21st Century Career Paths Discussion, April 17

Kent Hanson Named President of Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Cambridge Campus Student Newspaper Wins Top Award

College Invites Public to Attend Anti-Science: A Challenge to Modern Science, March 7

College proudly presents The Last Night of Ballyhoo Feb. 28 - March 3

Anoka-Ramsey Provides Free, Public Screening of Latina Film, Quita Mitos, March 5

College Annual Scholardazzle Fundraiser Sets New Fundraising Record

Theatre Students Gain Experience/Distinctions at Largest Region Theatre Festival

Cast Announced for College Production of Last Night of Ballyhoo, Feb. 28 – March 3

College Presents Free, Public Discussion with Penumbra Theater, Feb. 27

Public Invited to Ceramics Workshops at College, Feb. 13 and Feb 25

Need a Good Laugh? Urinetown Playing at College, Feb. 8 – 16

Three Semifinalists for President of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College Named

Scholardazzle Jan. 25 Offers Opportunity to Support Community

Three College Faculty Members Earn State Arts Grants

Join College for Candlelight Ski Feb. 2

College Invites Public to Music Building Grand Opening, Jan. 14

Support Higher Education in the Community: Attend or Support Scholardazzle Scholarship Fundraiser, Jan. 25

Cast Announced for Winter Musical

College Presents Reading/Discussion with Author Scott Wrobel, April 23

April 05, 2013

As part of the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Two Rivers Reading Series, author Scott Wrobel will read from and discuss his short story collection Cul de Sac, Tuesday, April 23, 2 to 2:50 p.m., Coon Rapids Campus Legacy Room.

Cul de Sac focuses on the lives of several middle-aged men who live on a cul de sac in a suburban neighborhood. The stories explore what it means to be a man and father in modern American in Wrobel’s serious, but often amusing, prose.

Paul Charles Griffin of The Brooklyn Rail says, "Wrobel tells his stories with such humor and grace that one feels oddly uplifted by their relentlessly unflattering depictions of Midwestern cul-de-sac life. In this way, he becomes a Fiction Hero—he has looked at life in the face, squared himself against confusion and suffering, and transmuted the experience into something worthwhile, even beautiful."

Wrobel has published in Great River Review, Identity Theory, Minnesota MonthlyNight Train, Pindeldyboz (web), The RakeSententia and Word Riot, among other places. He is the winner of a 2006-07 Loft Mentor Series Fiction Award and the 2008 Third Coast Creative Nonfiction Contest. 

Wrobel has been teaching English for 14 years, and currently teaches at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. The Two Rivers Reading Series provides students access to award-winning authors, poets, and playwrights each semester. Two Rivers Reading Series events make learning more comprehensive by combining classwork with real-world experiences. 

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