On the road to Paynesville in West Central Minnesota as two authors with roots in the region talk to interested residents about writing and the prairie culture. Gladys and Don Torbenson interview Dennis Clausen, author of Prairie Son, and Mary Logue, author of Settling, a poetry compilation (both published by Mid-List Press) at the Paynesville Area Center; Marianne Nora, of Mid-List Press, and Janell Hoffman talk about the Prairie Tour.
Special readings from Book Award nominees: Marsha Qualey from her book "Hometown;" Walt Bachman from his book "Law vs. Life;" Lawrence Sutin reading from his afterword to his parents' book "Jack and Rochelle;" and Maryann Weidt from her book "Daddy Played Music for the Cows."
Special Readings from Book Award nominees: Barton Sutter from Cold Comfort: Life at the Top of the Map; Marjorie Myers Douglas from Barefoot on Crane Island; William Kent Krueger from Iron Lake; and Marsha Wilson Chall from Rttpa Raises the Sttn. Wendy Wustenberg hosts the eleventh annual celebration of Minnesota literature.
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Special Readings from Book Award nominees: Greg Breining reading from Minnesota; Susan Carol Hauser from Sugartime; Joseph Amato from Golf Beats Us All (and So We Love It); and Nadine Blacklock from Fifteen Years in a Photographer's Life, plus awards to Paul Gruchow and Bill Truesdale at the annual event at the Minnesota History Center.
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Special readings from Book Award nominees: Audrey Osofsky from her book Free to Dream; John Rezmerski from The Frederick Manfred Reader; David Moffatt from Explor-ations in the Ordinary; and Lisa Westberg Peters from October Smiled Back. Former Gov. Elmer L. Andersen, the Kay Sexton Award wirmer for Outstanding Contributions to the Minnesota Community of the Book, speaks of the importance of books and literature.
Event Organizer Bob Gale talks about the recent LitLink Festival held at Calhoun Square in Minneapolis to celebrate National Poetry Month. Included are highlights and snippets of the event and poetry presentations by ARTS-US Young Storytellers.
Special edition of the Northern Lights program "Literature and the Professions in Minnesota: Using Literature as a Basis for Discussion of Issues in the Courts" with proejct co-founders Sandy Lottor and Bob Szulkin.
Award-wirming photographer who created an art exhibit and a book, "Frogtown: Photographs and Conversations in an Urban Neighborhood," a 1997 Mirmesota Book Awards nominee; interviewed in various locations in St. Paul's Frogtown and Minneapolis' East Lake Street communities by Jack Becker, FORECAST Public Artworks.
Author of "Iron Lake," a mystery set in northern Minnesota and a 1999 book, Boundary Waters; interviewed at the St. Clair Broiler in St. Paul, at the booth where he does most of his writing, by mystery book reviewer Bruce Southworth.
Cambodian poet now living in the Twin Cities, whose book of poetry, "Sacred Vows" was published by Coffee House Press. U Sam Oeur is interviewed by poet and translator Ken McCullough; excerts from "Krasang Tree," a play based on his works, is shown and discussed.
Tom is the author of A Cup of Christmas Tea, a holiday favorite for over 20 years, plus Peef: The Christmas Bearand other Peefbooks, and Up to the Lake. Warren is the illustrator of Tom's books and is author and illustrator of The Next Place, an inspirational journey of hope. Dorothy Molstad of Waldman House Press, publisher of all the books, introduces Tom and Warren as they read and talk about their works at Barnes and Noble in Minneapolis.