Readings & Writers for Dec. 24, 2017
• The Duluth Poet Laureate Project seeks poems from regional writers for a poetry/dance collaborative event to take place in May 2018. Send a poem on any theme, and the dancers will choose a poem and create a dance in response. The poets who inspired the dance will be invited to read at the event and will receive a $50 honorarium. Send one poem and contact information to: email@example.com or to Ellie Schoenfeld, 530 E. Skyline Parkway, Duluth, MN 55805 by Jan. 10.
• The University of Minnesota Duluth's Kathryn A. Martin Library and the Friends of the Duluth Public Library seek nominations for the 30th annual Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards. Books may be nominated is six categories: Nonfiction, fiction, art and photography, children's literature, poetry and memoir. Entry fee: $25 per each title. Go to lib.d.umn.edu/about/nemba. Deadline: Feb. 1.
The Duluth Public Library offers these events. The library will be closed today and Monday. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, although they will be closed on Jan. 1 for the holiday. Go to duluthlibrary.org or call (218) 730-4200/option 4.
• Bedtime story time, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, West Duluth branch library.
• Toddler time, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library, green room.
• Preschool story time, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library.
• Squad Car story time, 3:45 p.m. every other Wednesday, Duluth Public Library Plaza.
• Preschool story time, 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Mount Royal branch library.
Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers children's story time, 10:30-11 a.m. every Tuesday. Call (218) 606-1777.
Barnes & Noble in the Miller Hill Mall offers these events. Call (218) 786-0710 or go to bn.com.
• "The Story of Ferdinand" story time, 11 a.m. Saturday.
• "What Do You Do With a Chance?" story time, 11 a.m. Jan. 6.
• Paddington story time, 11 a.m. Jan. 13.
• "You!" story time, 11 a.m. Jan. 20.
Title: "Windigo Moon"
Author: Robert Downes
Synopsis: The book begins in the late 1500s, which has been called the "Lost Century" in American history. It was a terrible time during which diseases introduced by European explorers devastated tribal populations. These diseases and the introduction of French trade goods and guns drove tribes westward, butting up against other tribes and creating anarchy and tribal warfare. This novel is a love story set during this time among the Ojibwe of the Upper Midwest.
Publisher: Blank Slate Press
Contact info: www.robertdownes.com
Title: "Killing Craig"
Author: Verna M. Cyrette
Synopsis: Corrupt government officials, meddling family members and mischievous social workers have come together to plot against the author and her lover, Craig. Nevertheless, Verna refuses to be used as a pawn in their twisted game and she continues to fight for her beloved boyfriend.
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co.
Contact info: www.dorrancebookstore.com