Reminder - Benefit for COMPAS roster artist Jon Lurie set for November 17th at The Loft Literary Center

Please join Milkweed Editions, the University of Minnesota Creative Writing Program, and The Loft Literary Center for a benefit to support COMPAS roster artist Jon Lurie, a Saint Paul teacher, writer, and father of four, who is awaiting a life-saving heart transplant surgery. Emcee Daniel Slager, publisher of Milkweed Editions, will host an evening of readings by Patricia Weaver Francisco, Susan Power, Laura Flynn, and Jon Lurie.

Performances by Circus Juventus and live jazz with Randall Throckmorton are included, as is live painting and a silent auction.

Tickets are $20.  To purchase tickets in advance, please visit  All funds raised will help Jon and his family before and after his surgery.  For more information or to donate online, please visit or contact