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Readings and writers for April 20, 2014


The Tail-waggin’ Tutors are available from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday for a little extra reading practice at the West Duluth Library. Call (218) 730-4280 for details.

One Book, One Community offers these events. Go to or call (218) 730-4236.

* “Women in Black: We are Still on the Street,” a photography exhibit, Monday through Thursday in the Depot Great Hall, 506 W. Michigan St. Reception held at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

* “Welcome to Sarajevo” screening, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Green Room, Duluth Public Library

* “The Cellist of Sarajevo” book discussion, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Cloquet Public Library, 320 14th St.

* “The Cellist of Sarajevo” readers’ theater, 7 p.m. Saturday, Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St. Admission: $5.

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. Go to or call (218) 730-4200/option 4.

Author Atina Diffley, winner of the 2013 Minnesota Book Award in the memoir and creative nonfiction category, reads an excerpt of her work and discusses writing and the relationship shared with the Earth, plants and animals, families and community, 2-3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Bagley outdoor classroom, Bagley Nature Center, UMD, as well as 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Tweed Museum of Art on the UMD campus. Go to

Children’s book author Jane Yolen presents “The Swallows Still Fly Around the Camp Chimneys: The Lasting Impressions of Holocaust on Writers and Child Readers,” 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Chem 200, on the UMD campus. Go to

Friends of the Superior Public Library annual book sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave. Email Superiorfriends@ (see Make a Difference on Page F3 to learn more).

Launch party and open house for Meredith Cornett, author of “Heart of Palms: My Peace Corps Years in Tranquilla,” 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Adeline Inc. Salon, 1132 E. Ninth St. Cornett will have a reading and book signing from 6-8 p.m. April 30 at The Bookstore at Fitger’s, 600 E. Superior St. Free. Call Adeline Inc. Salon at (218) 728-8099 or The Bookstore at Fitger’s, (218) 727-9077. Go to

Poet C.K. Williams, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for his book, “Repair,” and the National Book Award in 2003 for “The Singing,” speaks at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at The Underground, 506 W. Michigan St. Sponsored by Spirit Lake Poetry Series in honor of National Poetry Month.


The Bookstore at Fitger’s, 600 E. Superior St., offers author Peter Geye signing copies of his book, “Lighthouse Road” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. He will read from his book at 7 p.m. Call (218) 727-9077 or email

Barnes & Noble in the Miller Hill Mall offers these events. Call (218) 786-0710 or go to

* Story time, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Book: “The Pigeon Needs a Bath”

* Story time, 11 a.m. Thursday. Book: “It’s an Orange Aardvark!”

* Nook evening class, 6 p.m. Thursday

* Wrenshall book fair, 9 a.m. Saturday

* The Very Hungry Caterpillar 45th anniversary party, 11 a.m. Saturday

* Author Michael Fedo reads from his book, “Zenith City Stories from Duluth,” 2 p.m. April 27