Events

  • Climate Emergency Poetry events, the third Sunday of the month. Check the CEP Facebook page to learn where each month’s reading will take place. Click on “Event.” July 18: guest host: recent UMD grad Stine Myrah introducing her own list of climate advocates. Aug 15: Twin Ports public figures.

  • Are you a teen who loves to write? The Arrowhead Library System invites you to join award-winning Minnesota Author Mary Casanova in a virtual writing workshop experience July 26-30. With a small group of other teen writers, you’ll create new work, share with others and discuss the writer’s craft and journey. This free, week-long workshop is for ages 13-17; registrants will meet every morning via Zoom from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Workshop size is limited; a waiting list will be created if needed. Pre-registration is required for this event. To sign up, go to surveymonkey.com/r/2021alswritingworkshop or call ALS at 218-741-3840. Zoom log-in information for each session will be sent out 72 hours prior to the first day. Registration deadline: July 21.

Bookstore

The Bookstore at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St., offers these events. Call 218-727-9077 or go to fitgersbookstore.com.

  • 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 10: Cary J. Griffith will be signing copies of his book "Wolf Kill: A Sam Rivers Mystery."

  • 4-6 p.m. Saturday, July 10: Stacey Potter will be signing copies of her book "The Project."
  • 4-6 p.m. July 17: Nathan Johnson will sign copies of his book "Highway 61 Through Minnesota" (a new Images of America book).
  • 5-7 p.m. July 23: Allison Mann will sign copies of her new book "Fallen Woman."
  • 2-4 p.m. July 24: Allison Mann will be joined by Linda May Spencer and Emily Jean (the co-authors of "Fallen Woman").
  • Noon to 2 p.m. July 31: Kathy Groth will be signing copies of her new children's book "Sunken: Shipwrecks of Lake Superior."
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Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers these events: Go to zenithbookstore.com.

  • Chapter & Verse book club meets at 6:30 p.m. July 15.
  • Minnesota author Natalie Warren, whose book "Hudson Bay Bound" chronicles the 85-day journey of the first two women to canoe the 2,000-mile route from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay, signs copies of her book from noon to 2 p.m. July 18.

Seeking

  • The submission period for Ariel Anthology Vol. 8 is open now through July 31. Adult poets living in Wisconsin are eligible to submit two poems on the theme of "Water." Please email arielanthology@gmail.com to request the complete submission guidelines.

Books

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Title: "The Project"

Author: Stacey Potter

Synopsis: At the beginning of her college sophomore year in 1994, Sabella Pierce surrenders to her semester-long psych class assignment: volunteer as a companion for 83-year-old nursing-home resident, May. Having grown up with a bitter grandmother and a well-earned lack of enthusiasm for old people, Sabella dreads this project. But Sabella’s anxiety about her assignment turns to fascination as she discovers May’s vibrant spirit, life of independence, and stash of handwritten letters from the one who got away. Now Sabella is inspired to create a project of her own.

Cost: $16.95

Publisher: Hadleigh House

Contact: hadleighhouse.com

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Title: "Musings of a Minnesota Farm Boy"

Author: David Alton Johnson

Synopsis: David Johnson grew up in the 1950s on a Minnesota turkey farm. This memoir tells the story of his childhood. Johnson recalls two near-death experiences while growing up and other memories of a life that is much rarer in today's world of cellphones, social media and hectic lifestyles.

Cost: $9.95

Publisher: Self-published

Contact info: amazon.com



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Title: "A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere: The Untold Story of the Making of Fargo"

Author: Todd Melby with foreword by William H. Macy

Synopsis: The book shares the untold stories behind the making of Joel and Ethan Coen's most memorable film. It explores the behind-the-scenes creative moments that made Fargo a critical and cultural success, including casting struggles, the battles over dialect, production challenges like lack of snow and insights from the screenplay and deleted scenes.

Cost: $19.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

Contact info: mnhs.org