– 05/07/2017

Bookends & Beginnings presents a culinary evening with Beth Dooley, who will also discuss her book In Winter's Kitchen. Admission includes one paperback copy of the book, plus a light menu of nibbles and two signature cocktails specially created for the event by Found's chef (and Minneapolis native) Nicole Pederson. 

– 04/18/2017

Rebecca Dunham will read from her latest poetry collection, Cold Pastoral, at Boswell Books.

– 04/12/2017

J. Drew Lanham, author of The Home Place, will present on "Finding Your Home: The Case for Place" at Moravian College as a part of their Intersections Between the Arts, Science, and the Environment speaker series.

– 04/06/2017

Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, will give a presentation on "Stories That Last: Native American Traditions of Storytelling" at the Planet Forward Summit, discussing the rich tradition of storytelling in Native cultures that has resulted in stories that last — stories of culture, nature, and wisdom that are passed down through many generations. The two-day Planet Forward Summit will investigate effective sustainability storytelling and focus on how students, scientists, communicators, innovators, policymakers, and citizens of the earth ...

Announcing the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry Finalists!

We are pleased to announce the finalists of the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry! Presented in partnership by Milkweed Editions and the Lindquist & Vennum Foundation, the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry seeks to support outstanding poets residing in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota and bring their work to a national stage. This year, we received more than 200 submissions.

Ana Božičević

Born in Croatia in 1977, Ana is a poet, translator, teacher, and occasional singer. She is the author of Stars of the Night Commute (2009), the Lambda Award-winning Rise in the Fall (2013) and Joy of Missing Out, now out from Birds, LLC. She is the recipient of the 40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism award from the Feminist Press, and the PEN American Center/NYSCA grant for translating It Was Easy to Set the Snow on Fire by Zvonko Karanović, forthcoming from Phoneme Media. The anthology of translations The Day Lady Gaga Died: An Anthology of Newer New York Poets she co-edited with Željko Mitić appeared in Serbia in Fall 2011. She works and teaches poetry at BHQFU, New York’s freest art school.

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Jon Lurie

Jon Lurie and José Perez are floundering. Jon is newly divorced and depressed; José, a smart, angry young Lakota-Puerto Rican, is embedded in a haze of women and street feuds. Then Lurie hits upon a plan to save them: to retrace the mythic two thousand-mile canoe trip of Eric Sevareid in his 1935 account Canoeing with the Cree

Jon Lurie is the author of the memoir Canoeing with José and, with Clyde Bellecourt, The Thunder Before the Storm, a Minnesota Book Award finalist. He has worked as a journalist, wilderness guide, and as a teen adviser at a Native American journalism program. He serves as director of the Mother of Waters Project, a cultural outreach program that combines experiential learning with arts education.

– 04/10/2017

In a talk on "Writing Poetry as Witness" at the Arts + Literature Laboratory for their Craft Talk Series, award-winning poet Rebecca Dunham, author of Cold Pastoral, will discuss models of documentary work being done by poets today, the way in which this sort of work might influence a poet’s creative process, and share ideas for how any writer might incorporate some of these techniques into their own writing.

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