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Theater presents ‘Fire Speaks Our Words’

The Carlton County Historical Society presents a free Reader's Theater Performance from its recently published book, "Fire Speaks Our Words," on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Encore Performing Arts Theater in Cloquet. The date is the centennial of the fires that entered Carlton County and surrounding communities.

Thanks to a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, the CCHS was able to publish a book of creative writings by 30 local authors as a centennial tribute to the people who experienced the 1918 fires.

Part of this grant included writers workshops to prepare authors for their submissions, plus a book reception to meet the authors at the CCHS’s museum in Cloquet in February.

Next, the grant includes a public performance of many of the authors reading excerpts or entire stories and poems from the book.

After the performance, books will be available for sale and refreshments will be served.

The Encore Performing Arts Theater is located at 2035 Highway 33 South, Cloquet. For more information, contact the museum at 218-879-1938.

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