• 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.” Aug 15: Twin Ports public figures.


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

  • 5-7 p.m. today, July 23: Allison Mann will sign copies of her new book "Fallen Woman."

  • 2-4 p.m. Saturday, 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 a virtual author event -- Helen Wecker presents "The Hidden Palace," from 7-8 p.m. Aug. 3. Go to to register. It's free. Call 218-606-1777 or go to


  • 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 to request the complete submission guidelines.



Title: "I Thought You Said This Would Work"

Author: Ann Garvin

Synopsis: Widowed Samantha Arias hasn’t spoken to Holly Dunfee in forever. It’s for the best. Samantha prefers to avoid conflict. The blisteringly honest Holly craves it. What they still have in common puts them both back on speed dial: a mutual love for Katie, their best friend of 25 years, now hospitalized with cancer and needing one little errand from her old college roomies.

It’s simple: travel cross-country together, steal her loathsome ex-husband’s VW camper, find Katie’s diabetic Great Pyrenees at a Utah rescue, and drive him back home to Wisconsin. If it’ll make Katie happy, no favor is too big (one hundred pounds), too daunting (two thousand miles), or too illegal (ish), even when a boho D-list celebrity hitches a ride and drives the road trip in fresh directions.

Cost: $14.95

Publisher: Amazon Publishing

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Title: "Brave, Nisayenh Ma’iingan"

Author: Barry J. Dalberto

Synopsis: This book is set entirely in the Lake Superior region, mainly at the Grand Portage Fort, Fort Fond du Lac, near the mouth of the St. Louis River, near where Duluth now stands and Fort William, Ontario, Canada. Go with Marq Fisher and his Malamute-wolf dog, Brave, as they accompany the legendary David Thompson (Northwest Co. of Montreal's chief surveyor/cartographer) to protect Thompson, help supply the crew with wild game and fish, as well as help with rowing, cooking and other jobs as needed while they circumnavigate the big lake.

Cost: $21

Publisher: Self-published

Contact info: or email