Chuck Klosterman in Bismarck on Wednesday

One of North Dakota’s most celebrated writers will be in Bismarck on Wednesday for “An Evening with Chuck Klosterman.”

Klosterman, a journalist, essayist and author of seven books, will be reading for his latest book “The Visible Man.”

The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Sidney J. Lee Auditorium on the Bismarck State College campus. There is no admission charge.

Klosterman was born and raised in Wyndmere, N.D. and started as a writer at the Fargo Forum.

Best known for his writing about the culture of rock music, Klosterman has also written extensively about sports.  He was a senior writer for Spin, a featured columnist in Esquire, and has written for GQ, The New York Times Magazine, The Believer, and The Washington Post.  He is currently a contributing editor on, an ESPN website.

While I follow and greatly enjoy his work on Grantland, I must recommend “Downtown Owl” to any interested readers in this area.

The book takes place in 1984 in a fictional town called Owl, that from my best estimates place it somewhere between Medina and Woodworth.

Klosterman has a wealth of knowledge about writing of all kinds. Check it out if you’re interested.