Join me as I delve into the story behind In Winter’s Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland, a 2016 finalist for “Memoir & Creative Nonfiction.”
Join me as I moderate a panel including Tricia Cornell (Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook), Beatrice Ojakangas (Homemade), and Teresa Marrone (Dishing Up Minnesota) featuring a fresh farmer's market focus.
Award-winning writers Beth Dooley and Jessica Nordell are going to present a uniquely mis-matched evening of ideas. Each will talk briefly about their passions. Then we turn it over to the audience to find similarities and make weird connections. Read more: here.
Join a delightful excursion through today’s food scene with stories of farmers, cheese makers, butchers, home cooks, chefs, sommeliers, and restaurateurs with novelist J. Ryan Stradal and food writer Beth Dooley.
This event is free and open to the public but reservations are requested by November 28.
Meet the Finalists for the Minnesota Book Awards @ Open Book
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm
Join the Minnesota Book Awards and the Loft Literary Center for a celebration of this year’s finalist books on Friday, March 18, 6:30 p.m., at Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue S., Minneapolis. In this popular annual event, finalists from each of the eight award categories gather to share brief excerpts from their books, followed by complimentary wine and light refreshments, book sales and signings. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served.
Here’s the current list of participating authors:
Children’s Literature (sponsored by Books For Africa)
✓Stephanie Watson (“Behold! A Baby”)
✓Mike Wohnoutka (“Dad’s First Day”)
✓Michael Hall (“Red: A Crayon’s Story”)
✓Derek Anderson (“Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure”)
General Nonfiction (sponsored by The Waterbury Group at Morgan Stanley)
✓Kate Harding (“Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It”)
✓Jane King Hession and Tim Quigley (“John H. Howe, Architect: From Taliesin Apprentice to Master of Organic Design”)
✓Traci Mann (“Secrets from the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again”)
Genre Fiction (sponsored by Macalester College)
✓Steve McEllistrem (“The Devereaux Decision”)
✓D.B. Moon (“He’s Either Dead or in St. Paul”)
Memoir & Creative Nonfiction
✓Beth Dooley (“In Winter’s Kitchen”)
✓Catherine Madison (“The War Came Home with Him: A Daughter’s Memoir”)
✓Karen Sabine (“Water and What We Know: Following the Roots of a Northern Life”)
Minnesota (sponsored by Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota)
✓Brian Peterson and Kerri Westenberg (Minnesota State of Wonders)
Novel & Short Story (sponsored by Education Minnesota)
✓ Benjamin Percy (“The Dead Lands”)
✓Rachel Coyne (“The Patron Saint of Lost Comfort Lake”)
✓Charles Baxter (“There’s Something I Want You to Do”)
Poetry (sponsored by Wellington Management, Inc.)
✓Rachel Moritz (“Borrowed Wave”)
✓Julie Gard (“Home Studies”)
✓Joyce Sutphen (“Modern Love & Other Myths”)
Young People’s Literature (sponsored by The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University)
✓Margi Preus (“The Bamboo Sword”)
✓David Oppegaard (“The Firebug of Balrog County”)
✓Jane St. Anthony (“Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart”)
✓Shannon Gibney (“See No Color”)
Join Beth for a night of cozy conversation at Hamline University!
Join Beth, President Michael Miller and Northland's Board of Trustees for a sampling of Lake Superior's finest offerings and a conversation about the innovative ways the college is undertaking sustainability.