Highlights of a recent tribute to Minneapolis poet John Engman (1949-1996), sponsored by The Loft and Hungry Mind Bookstore, featuring readings of his work by Michael Dennis Browne, Barton Sutter, Phil Gallo, Jennifer Crosby, Jim Heynen, John Minczeski and other poets;plus excerpts from a video produced by Augsburg College professor John Mitchell. A book of Engman's poems, Temporary Help (Holy Cow! Press) is a 1999 Minnesota Book Award nominee.
A special Duluth get together of these two prominent Minnesota authors who have successive Winter Books published by Afton Historical Society Press: Bill Holm and "Faces of Christmas Past" (1997), and Jon Hassler and "Underground Christmas" (1998). Duluth author Barton Sutter introduces an evening of holiday readings, book talk & music.
Sidell, Doug; Vogels, Vicky; Arey, Richard; Blair, Bruce
Doug Shidell and Vicky Vogels discuss their self-published book, Bicycle Vacation Gnide to Minnesota and Wisconsin, with complete bike trail and route maps, and event and lodging information. Richard Arey talks about his Twin Cities Bicycling book, published by Minnesota Outdoors Press, with maps and descriptions of dozens of interesting bicycle rides and trips around the metro area. Bruce Blair, manager of the beautiful and popular Cannon Valley Trail, talks about Rail-Trail Handbook, a complete guide to the growing number of new biking and hiking trails along former railroad corridors in the Upper Midwest, published by Nodin Press.
A special presentation of the remarkable personal testimonials about Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, with readings by the winners in the essay contest sponsored by Aveda Corporation and Milkweed Editions, Also featured: A presentation by Andrew Malcolm, the author of Mississippi Curents.
Andrew Slade is the author of White Woods, Quiet Trails (Ridgeline Press), the ultimate guidebook for enjoying cross country skiing, snowshoeing and winter hiking, plus many other winter activities and attractions, along Minnesota's North Shore. Jay Steinke, a Duluth photographer, has put together two photography books: Gunflint Territory (tea table books), images from the Boundary Waters near the Gunflint Trail, and Superior's North Shore-Wild Places. Both Andrew and Jay are interviewed in Duluth's Lester Park by author Richard "Fred" Arey.
Native American author of "Grandmother's Gift: Stories From the Anisbinabeg," a collection of short stories published by Holy Cow! Press and a 1998 Minnesota Book Awards nominee; interviewed at the Marshall Writer's Festival by Jim Perlman, editor/publisher of Holy Cowl Press in Duluth. Anne Dunn is also the author of "When Beaver Was Very Great."
Community activist and author of Gentle Warriors: Clara Ueland and the Minnesota Struggle for Women Suffrage, published by the MinnesotaHistorical Society Press; interviewed by Mollie Hoben, MinnesotaWomen's Press.
Professor of Writing, public radio commentator, poet and author of "Cold Comfort" (University of Minnesota Press), a book of essays reflecting the life and cultrue of the Duluth area. He is interviewed by Joe Muldoon and reads his works with musical accompaniment by brother Ross.
Betsy Damon and DeJunius Hughes, multi-media artist and filmmaker, respectively, in the "Artists in the Community" project sponsored by Arts Midwest, are interviewed by Arts Midwest Director David Fraher.
Bill Meissner, Director of Creative Writing for St. Cloud State University and author of Hitting Into the Wind, a collection of stories, essays and poems about baseball, is interviewed by baseball historian and author Stew Thornley.
Author of "Grand Avenue," a look at St. Paul's successful and well-known retail and cultural area, and "Mexican Odyssey," reflections on the author's experiences in running the Grand Avenue store of that name; interviewed by Edie Meissner.
Baseball fan and author and publisher of Having Fun With Baseball Nicknames, featuring biographies, statistics, lingo, trivia, photos and index of over 4000 major league players and their descriptive nicknames (including the Twins' Puck, Herbie, Bruno, Lomba, Sweet Music and the G-Man!); interviewed by author and baseball historian Stew Thornley.
Senior Editor of the Ely Echo newspaper and author of "Born to Pull" (Pfeifer-Hamilton), a thorough and beautifully illustrated (by Gail de Marcken) book about the sport and the dogs that are used for sled dog racing and touring, with interesting insights and anecdotes from mushers, a 1999 Minnesota Book Award nomillee; interviewed by Stuart Osthoff, publ0isher of Boundary Waters Journal magazine and avid musher. Bob is also the author of Root Beer Lady and Tales from Jackpine Bob; he is shown mushing with some of Stu & Michelle Osthoff's sled dogs.
Coverage of the reception honoring publication of In the Company of Women: Voices from the Women's Movemetrt by the Minnesota Historical Society Press; included are interviews with the authors, and testimonials from many of the women featured in the book, such as Judge Rosalie Wahl, Arvonne Fraser and Rep. Phyllis Kahn.