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Arrowhead Library System with MN Writes MN Reads, the Minnesota Author Project and Minnesota's other regional public library systems is seeking submissions of self-published Young Adult and Adult Fiction, through June 30. Each book must be self-published, in the genre of Young Adult Fiction or Adult Fiction, written by a Minnesota resident, available in either PDF or ePUB format and multiple submissions are welcome. Authors can submit at indieauthorproject.librariesshare.com/minnesota. Email mollie.stanford@alslib.info for more information.

Events

"Homefront/Battlefront," poems and growing up in Brule during World War II and poems about war and the Holocaust, will be presented by Peggy Trojan and Jan Chronister, 1 p.m. today, Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave., Superior. Free.

Gag Me With a Spoon — a community storyshare, 7 p.m. today, Zeitgeist Atrium, 222 E. Superior St. Free. Email adelineofduluth@gmail.com.

The Duluth Public Library offers these events. Go to duluthlibrary.org or call (218) 730-4200/option 4.

• Toddler time, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library, green room.

• Story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, West Duluth branch library.

• 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.

Writing workshop, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 19, Rainy River Visitor Center, Highway 11 East, International Falls. Instructor: Kate Miller. Presented by WordPow! Workshop and Backus community Center. Cost: $45, includes materials, beverages and snacks; limited to 10. Lunch available for $5 or bring a bag lunch. Call (218) 285-7225 or go to backusab.org.

Lake Superior Writers Workshop, "Narrative and Plot: The Heart and Bones of a Story," 2-4 p.m. May 24, Northland Country Club, 3901 E. Superior St. Presenter: William Kent Krueger. Cost: $35, $25 for Lake Superior Writer members. Email Marty at msozansk@d.umn.edu to register; limited to 20 participants.

30th Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards, 5-8:30 p.m. May 24, Northland Country Club, 3901 E. Superior St. Features book fair and reception from 5-6:30 p.m., speaker and awards from 6:30-8 p.m. and book fair from 8-8:30 p.m. Featured speaker: William Kent Krueger. Free. Call (218) 726-7889 or go to lib.d.umn.edu/about/nemba.

Bookstores

Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers children's story time, 10:30 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.

• Mother's Day story time featuring "I've Loved You Since Forever" and "Everything Is Mama," 11 a.m. Saturday.

• "Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century," 11 a.m. May 19.

Books

Title: "Twisted Prey"

Author: John Sandford

Synopsis: Lucas Davenport has crossed paths with her before. A rich psychopath, Taryn Grant, had run successfully for the U.S. Senate, where Lucas had predicted she'd fit right in. He was also convinced that she'd been responsible for three murders. A federal marshall now, with a very wide scope of investigation, he's heard rumors that Grant has found her seat on the Senate intelligence committee.

Cost: $29

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Contact: www.JohnSandford.org

Title: "Nobody Knows — What We Sweep Under the Carpet"

Author: Larry Schneiderman

Synopsis: Jake Horton, 75, has led a good life. He met and married the woman of his dreams and raised two great kids. In his younger days, he ran a successful business and even became a pastor. Now he is reflecting back on his life and the mistakes he made. This novel tells the story of Hake Horton's life, right up until the time when Parkinson's Disease robs him of vitality and independence.

Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press

Cost: $19.95

Contact info: www.LarrySchmeiderman.com

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