April 19, 2018

Candace Simar and Angela F. Foster celebrate latest book, FARM GIRLS

YOU'RE INVITED!  We request the pleasure of your company on  Saturday , January 26th, 2013  1-3 p.m. at the Q Gallery  Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood Street. Brainerd MN. to introduce our newest book:  FARM GIRLS by Candace Simar and Angela F. Foster.  If you learned to swear in Norwegian or shared a two-holer outhouse with your cousin, you'll enjoy the poetry and prose of these sisters.  From memories of Norwegian ancestors and grwoing up on a Minnesota dairy farm to dreams of Oprah's … [Read more...]

Creative Writing Boot Camp with Candace Simar and Angela F. Foster

 THE WRITING WORKSHOP WILL BE OFFERED AS SCHEDULED.  THE WORKSHOP WILL NOT BE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.  PLEASE NOTIFY US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOU HAVE TO CANCEL, AS WE HAVE MANY PEOPLE ON THE WAITING LIST.  The Crossing Hotel has discounted rooms for this event if you are interested.  THIS CLASS IS FULL WITH A WAITING LIST.  DUE TO HIGH RESPONSE, WE WILL BE OFFERING THIS CLASS AGAIN ON A FUTURE DATE YET TO BE DETERMINED.  During this one day workshop, we will discuss some of the components of … [Read more...]

Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen, reviewed by Mary Aalgaard

  MN Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen Visits Brainerd lakes area   Quote of the Day:  Ideas for poems come from unexpected places. MN Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen. She said that one surprising place where she found inspiration was the subject line of an email.   Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen read to us from her collection of poetry and shared where she got her inspiration. Many poems are about people and places in her life, including many farm poems, a subject that I can relate to as a farm girl … [Read more...]

Mary Aalgaard review of “The Cat in the Hat” at The Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis

 Quote of the Day:  "I know it is wet And the sun is not sunny. But we can have Lots of good fun that is funny!" Said the Cat in the Hat, as he entered the house. From the book by Dr. Seuss, originally produced by The National Theatre of Great Britain, playing at The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis, September 25 - December 2, 2012, Tickets $10-$67.  Well, they let him in, and now they seem rather suspicious, don't they? I was wondering how he'd be able to balance all those … [Read more...]

Poet Li-Young Lee Poetry Review by Mary Aalgaard

Poetry Reading by Li-Young Lee   Quote of the Day:  Art is the yoga for a deeper understanding of intuition. Li-Young Lee, words of wisdom shared during his poetry reading at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, MN, Sept. 24, 2012. Li-Young Lee at Central Lakes College   Here's a little background on the poet: Li-Young Lee (李立揚, pinyin: Lǐ Lìyáng) (born August 19, 1957) is an American poet. He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Chinese parents.[1] His maternal grandfather was Yuan Shikai, … [Read more...]

Candace Simar featured Literary Artist at Tuesday Sampler

  —Brainerd, MN- Author Candace Simar will be the featured literary artist at the Crossing Arts Alliance ‘Tuesday Sampler’ event Tuesday, September 18 from 10 am to 1 pm in The Crossing Arts Sales and Gift Gallery.  The “Tuesday Sampler” event highlights both literary and visual artists on farmer market Tuesday’s held in the Franklin Art Center parking lot.  Simar will sign copies of Blooming Prairie, her fourth novel in the Abercrombie Trail Series.  Woodworker Tom Anderson will be the … [Read more...]

Heartland Poets to host Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen

The league of Minnesota Poets and Heartland Poets present Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen on Saturday October 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held in the Central Lakes College Commons. A signing and reception will follow the reading.  Books may be purchased for signing at the event. Minnesota Poet Laureate Reading and Reception Event Minnesota’s Poet Laureate, Joyce Sutphen, will be the featured guest for a reading and reception event hosted by the League of Minnesota Poets … [Read more...]

Candace Simar Book Launch Event Celebrates Blooming Prairie Release

You are invited to the book launch celebration of Blooming Prairie by Candace Simar. Tuesday, August 14, 2012 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Prairie Bay Restaurant, 15115 Edgewood Drive Baxter MN Tickets are $25 and include an autographed copy of Blooming Prairie, Appetizers and Live Music by Jim Olson. Bring your spouse for $10. Tickets may be purchased by mailing a check  to: Blue Cottage Agency606 Bluff AvenueBrainerd MN 56401Your tickets  will be mailed to you. Make checks out … [Read more...]

Author Bob Fulton to sign books at Book World in Baxter MN

     July 23, 2012, —Baxter MN – Children’s Author Bob Fulton will be signing books at Book World in Baxter on Friday, July 27 from 11-1 pm.  Fulton is the author of Pickle Bumps for Baby Dill, published in 2010. The book’s important message addresses topics of diversity and acceptance, and encourages children to support those with differences.  Fulton has been visiting schools and libraries, sharing the story’s message with children throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.        Fulton, … [Read more...]

League of Minnesota Poets Woodtick retreat reading event with Brother Timothy Frantzich

Heartland Poets and the Crossing Arts Alliance will be hosting a poetry reading and special musical performance by Brother Timothy Frantzich at the Last Turn Saloon and Eatery in Brainerd on Friday, July 20, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Poets from around the state attending the 25th annual League of Minnesota Poetry summer retreat in Northern Minnesota will be reading at the event. The event will also welcome community members to share their poetry.  This event is free and open to the public.  The … [Read more...]

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