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A. LaFaye

2015 Poetry World Series: Litquake Edition

Daniel Handler (known to some as Lemony Snicket) emcees this rowdy, fast-paced reading. Two teams of award-winning poets take turns batting at topics pitched by the audience. Fastballs, curveballs, knuckle balls: these poets will not know what is com...

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Janisse Ray

Auburn Writers Conference

Amidst readings and workshops, Janisse Ray will be a keynote speaker in the Auburn Writers Conference. ...

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Brian Laidlaw

Twin Cities Book Festival

Brian Laidlaw will be present at the Twin Cities Book Festival in St. Paul. More details to be announced closer to the event date. ...

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Young Readers Rise Up: A Letter from the Publisher's Desk

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June Newsletter

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The Other Side of the Desk: On Interning

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