CELEBRATE POETRY: ART FOR THE URGENT ISSUES OF OUR TIME
✨This year’s featured authors will be announced on August 1, 2018! ✨
An annual celebration of writers, books, and readers, the Book Lovers Ball features a seated dinner, live auction, presentation of the Milkweed Award for Distinguished Contributions to Literary Culture, storytelling from authors, and more!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018
The Machine Shop
300 Second Street SE | Minneapolis, MN 55414
Private Reception 5:30 p.m.
Doors Open + General Reception 6:00 p.m.
Program + Dinner 7:00 p.m.
A special thank you to event co-chairs Geoff Gothro and Robin B. Nelson!
Stay tuned for a sneak peek at some of the live auction items to be featured at this year's Book Lovers Ball!
Proceeds from ticket sales and donations at the event support working writers—new voices and those you know and love—and the creation of their beautiful, essential books.
The Milkweed Award
The Milkweed Award for Distinguished Contributions to Literary Culture is presented annually at the Book Lovers Ball. Up to two recipients are selected annually by a committee composed of past award recipients. The honorees will have demonstrated ongoing commitment to the purpose and value of nonprofit literary organizations and will be known for having helped make the case in the community for the importance of the literary arts.
Past Award Recipients
- Joanne Von Blon & Margaret Wurtele
- Gail See
- Jim Sitter
- Jim Lenfestey
- Jay & Page Cowles
- Emilie Buchwald & Randy Scholes
- Linda Myers Shelton
- Faith Sullivan
- George Johnson & Kelly Morrison
- Eleanor Winston & Mary Ann Grossmann
- Patricia Hampl & John Gordon