What: Read Local Reading and Potluck
When: Saturday, February 7, 4-6pm
Where: Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance, 630 Atlantic Avenue, Morris, MN 56267
On Saturday, February 7, five Minnesota authors will read from and discuss their writing at the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance. The event, which will be from 4 to 6pm, is free and open to the public, and includes a potluck. Board members of the PRCA will bring food, but everyone is invited to bring something to share.
The five authors are part of the “Read Local” program, a project started by Steve Linstrom in Marshall, Minnesota, to bring regional writers to western Minnesota. Read Local has been underway in Marshall for a year, and now Morris and Granite Falls have joined the program.
The five authors coming in February are:
Paul Legler, a lawyer and policy consultant who lives near Minneapolis, and whose novel, Song of Destiny, tell the story of two brothers who grew up on the North Dakota plains during the turbulent ’70s and have come back together after thirty years.
Milissa Nelson, from Sartell, will share her YA novel, Seasons of Raina, that tells the story of a bullied girl who moves to Minnesota from Colorado to find a new life
Forrest Peterson, a former editor for the West Central Tribune, now works for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is the author of Buffalo Ridge, a novel about ordinary people surviving challenges to agriculture and the meth scourge with humor and strength.
Anne Tews Schwab, from the Twin Cities, will read from her novel in verse, Capsized. Schwab received her MFA from Hamline and has fun writing poetry about pirates. You can find some of them at www.piratepoems.com
Gene Stark, of Glenwood, has three books to share: Deep Tracks to Follow, a memoir of a family and a dog; Flyover Seasons, lyric poetry about western Minnesota; and Tracks in the Mud: Trailing the Last Great Fur Boom, creative non-fiction about the end of the fur industry.
All of these books, as well as books by other Read Local authors, are available at the Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance.
The Read Local program was designed to bring local and regional writers and readers together in intimate settings, and to make their books available to the general public. The roster of chosen books includes a wide variety of literature: fantasy fiction, picture books, YA novels, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, literary novels, and more.
For more information, please contact the PRCA at 585-5037, firstname.lastname@example.org, or come by the gallery at 630 Atlantic Avenue in Morris.
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