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Readings & Writers for Dec. 17, 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: or to Ellie Schoenfeld, 530 E. Skyline Parkway, Duluth, MN 55805 by Jan. 10.

University of Minnesota Duluth's Kathryn A. Martin Library and 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 Deadline: Feb. 1.


The Duluth Public Library offers these events. Go to 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

• Santa's Magic Key" story time, 11 a.m. Saturday.

• "The Story of Ferdinand" story time, 11 a.m. Dec. 30

The Bookstore at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St., offers authors William Durbin and Barbara Durbin signing copies of their book, "Dead Man's Rapids," from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Call (218) 727-9077.


Title: "Brule River Country"

Author: Nan Wisherd

Synopsis: Rustling like an ancient pine in the far northwestern corner of Wisconsin, the pages of this historic treasure whisper of forgotten stories and stoic adventure. From the fur traders' journals and ancient maps to stories of the early settlers and the strife caused by a Communist Movement, Brule River Country sweeps through four centuries of sparkling legend.

Cost: $25.95 for hardcover, $18.95 for softcover

Publisher: Cable Publishing

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Title: "The Chaos of Change"

Author: J.T. Riggen

Synopsis: Welcome to the future. The American political gap is maximized and individual states have begun clamoring for disbandment of their federal government. An elite group, led by Shane Ripley, Director of the CIA, along with recruited member, Thaddeaus Jackson, son of a popular former president, work together in a race against the clock to divert the territories away from war.

Cost: $12

Publisher: Self-published

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