Hamline University junior Lewis Mundt has just released his first book, You Better Close That Window; They Say It's Gonna Rain Tonight. The communications and creative writing double major spent the last two years writing the collection of poetry and short prose for his first major book release. The general theme is about the relationships that Mundt has developed and how those people have influenced him.
"This is my way of giving back to the people in my life,” Mundt said.
A Hamline University-sponsored service-learning trip also influenced Mundt to start this collection.
“My inspiration for the book came from a volunteer trip I took to Chicago with Hamline's Office of Service-Learning and Volunteerism,” Mundt said. “I met artists there who were very much self-made people."
Inspired by their initiative, Mundt decided to write a book when he returned from the spring break trip and this book is the result of that effort.
For more information about Mundt and his work click here, or watch a video interview with the author, produced by Robert Fones,here.
Mundt will be having his Saint Paul book release on Saturday, September 11 at 8:30pm in Gingko Coffeehouse (721 Snelling Avenue North). In addition to book readings, the two hour show will include local bands and musicians: Adeline Pike, Christof Rochel, and Uvia. You can also find more information about the event by clicking here.