Readings and writers for May 18, 2014
News of Note
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College in Ashland announced the following book awards.
* Robin Wall Kimmerer’s “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants,” is the winner of its 2014 nature writing award.
* “A Place for Turtles,” by author Melissa Stewart and illustrated by Higgins Bond, is the winner of its 2014 nature writing award for children.
City of Superior Environmental Services Division of Public Works seeks entries for their Water Words Poetry and Short Prose Contest. Share the role that water has in Superior or in the world. Limit: One entry per person from residents of Superior. Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org .wi.us or mail it to: Environmental Services, 51 E. First St., Superior, WI 54880. Deadline: Thursday. Call (715) 394-0392.
Holy Cow! Press seeks poems about Lake Superior that are environmental, ecological, historical, spiritual or geographical, from Minnesota, Ontario, Upper Michigan and Wisconsin. New work and previously published poems are welcome, although there is a three-poem limit. Send poem(s), along with a $10 reading fee and self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Editors, Lake Superior Anthology, Holy Cow! Press, P.O. Box 3170, Duluth, MN 55803. Deadline: Oct. 1.
Submissions are wanted by young writers (to age 18), for an upcoming Author! Author! event, 1-4 p.m. June 8, Miners Dry House, 105 Miners Lake Landing Road in Ely. Send your submissions to Ely Greenstone Public Art, 401 N. Pioneer Road, Ely, MN 55731. Submission deadline: May 26.
Author Irvin W. Kofa Sr. talks about his book, "Biography of Martha E. Ramsey, Minnesota Pentecostal Missionary to Liberia," 6 p.m. today, Duluth Gospel Tabernacle, 1515 W. Superior St.
Preschool story time, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Mount Royal Public Library and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Duluth Public Library, with a bedtime story time at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the West Duluth Public Library. Toddler time offered at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Duluth Public Library. Note: library summer hours begin Monday. Go to duluthlibrary.org or call (218) 730-4200/option 4.
26th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Kirby Ballroom, UMD. Guest speaker: Cathy Wurzer, award-winning journalist. Book fair opens at 6 p.m. Free. Call (218) 726-7889.
Attend Noteworthy, 11 original music compositions paired with poetry, 7 p.m. Saturday, Weber Music Hall, UMD. Hosted by 2012-14 Duluth Poet Laureate Deborah Cooper. Donation: $10. Call (218) 724-1653.
Barnes & Noble in the Miller Hill Mall offers these events. Call (218) 786-0710 or go to bn.com.
* Dogs story time, 11 a.m. Tuesday.
* Notables Book Club, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
* Nook evening class, 6 p.m. Thursday.
* Hands-on learning — Spanish charades, 11 a.m. Saturday.