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Readings and writers for June 8, 2014

News of note

The winners of the Lake Superior Writers 2014 writing contest are:

* Andrea Northwood of Grand Marais for her poem, “Home.”

* David Schultz of Duluth for his short story, “Tourist at a Funeral.”

* James Brakken of Cable, Wis., for his short-short story, “Time and the River.”

* Dianna Hunter of Duluth for her creative nonfiction work titled “The Dead Cow and the Great Man.”

Each winner received $250 and read from their work May 18 at the Literary Celebration at the Underground Theater. To read their work, go to


Friends of the Duluth Public Library 35th book sale will be Tuesday through Friday. Go to

* 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for members only. Memberships available at the door.

* 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday for the public.

* 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday for the bag sale.

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.


The Bookstore at Fitger’s, 600 E. Superior St., offers author Michael Fedo discussing his book, “Zenith City: Stories from Duluth,” at 7 p.m. Thursday. He will sign copies of the book at 6:30 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

* Mystery Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. today.

* Father’s Day story time, 11 a.m. Tuesday.

* Nook daytime class, 11 a.m. Wednesday.

* Father’s Day story time, 11 a.m. Saturday.

* Author Kristy Abbott signs copies of her book, “Ghosted Bridge,” at 1 p.m. Saturday.

* Author Catherine Holm signs copies of her book, “Driving with Cats: Ours for a Short Time,” 1 p.m. Saturday.