February 2016 Meeting: Presentation by author Eric Dregni

Friday, Feb. 19, 6:45 PM
Norway House (directions)

In Cod We Trust
We are so lucky to have this author come to our Lodge! Please arrive by 6:45 for pot luck at 7 pm. Eric Drengi’s presentation will follow, based on his popular books Vikings in the Attic and In Cod We Trust. Walter Mondale, former senator from Minnesota and US Vice President, described In Cod We Trust as “...a hilariously fun and moving read for anyone who has dreamed of returning to the Norwegian homeland." 

Eric grew up surrounded by Norwegian-American culture in Minnesota. In 2004 he moved to Trondheim, Norway after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship in Creative Writing.

He found the American Mid-west did not fully prepare him for some of his experiences, such as din- ners of rakfisk (fermented fish) survivable thanks to 80-proof aquavit, or a ride with pensioners on the “meat bus” to Sweden.

Currently, Dregni is an assistant professor of English and Journalism at Concordia University in St. Paul, and is a freelance writer for Metro, The Norwegian-American Weekly, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two children, Eilif and Otto.

Join us for Eric’s presentation based on his two popular and humorous books on Norwegian and Norwegian-American culture, Vikings in the Attic and In Cod We Trust. Non-members welcome. Pot luck dinner starts at 6:45, followed by presentation.

Activities for children are planned. If you are bringing children, RSVP to Youth Director Annemarie McCaslin at youth@norwaydc.org to ensure enough materials are available.