Thomas Hassing studied creative writing with Michael Dennis
Brown at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and The
Loft. He has been writing poetry, short stories, lyrics, and
light verse since 1984. Mr. Hassing is known for his engaging
and comic writing.
He has collaborated with Mona Lyn Reese on many projects
including The Three Fat Women of Antibes and Suite Carroll
The Basilica of Saint Mary (Minneapolis, Minnesota) commissioned
him to write lyrics for a festive hymn celebrating the feast
of St. Francis. This hymn has become a standard at the Basilica's
famous Blessing of the Animals celebration since 1994.
Mr. Hassing is an intellectual property law attorney specializing
in arts and entertainment law. He is a pro bono panel attorney
for California Lawyers for the Arts, and is writer member