Enjoy a free online event with four Minnesota Book Award-winning authors at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. via Zoom for Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota. This is an opportunity for writers and readers to explore various themes together: the impact of literature in their lives, their connection as fellow Minnesotans, and the lens through which we read. Registration is required, information can be found on the library’s Facebook page and through the Friends of the St. Paul Library website at https://thefriends.org/event/moving-words-writers-across-minnesota-25. Captioning will be provided.
The Park Rapids Area Library welcomes these fascinating authors:
Hubbard County native Karen Babine won the 2020 Minnesota Book Award for creative nonfiction for her second book, All the Wild Hungers. After her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Karen prepared meals for her and reflected on the intimate connections between food, family and illness.
Heid E. Erdrich has authored seven books of poetry and a nonfiction work, Original local : indigenous foods, stories and recipes from the Upper Midwest. Her new book, Little Big Bully from Penguin, won a National Poetry Series award. Heid is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain.
Peter Geye is the author of the award-winning novels, Safe from the Sea, The Lighthouse Road and Wintering, winner of the Minnesota Book Award. His long-awaited new book, Northernmost, confronts the darkest recesses of the human heart and celebrates the remarkable ability for humans to survive nearly unimaginable trials.
Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American writer. Her book, The Song Poet, won the 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Creative Nonfiction Memoir, and has been commissioned as a youth opera by the Minnesota Opera that will premiere in the spring of 2021. Yang’s debut children’s book and storytime favorite, A Map Into the World, is the winner of the 2020 Minnesota Book Award in Children’s Literature.
Moving Words is a program of The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library as the Library of Congress-designated Minnesota Center for the Book. Additional support is provided by the Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts, Northern Lights Library Network and Education Minnesota. This program is made possible in part by the State of Minnesota through a grant to the Minnesota Department of Education.