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

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

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

  • Preschool story time, 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday, Duluth Public Library.

  • Squad Car story time, a monthly event, offered at 10:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, Youth Services Area.

  • Preschool story time, 10:15 a.m. every Thursday, Mount Royal branch library.

“Death and Desire in Dickinson and Rossetti,” by Ashley Etter and Associate Professor of English Stephanie Johnson, 3:40 p.m. Friday, March 20, in Tower Hall room 3121, St. Scholastica. Writing in an era when women’s bodies were covered, confined, and often endangered, Dickinson and Rossetti affirmed female desire and the value of the body. Despite their dissimilar bodies of work, Rossetti, in England, and Dickinson, in America, both represented artistic and theological authority for women in the nineteenth century. Free.

Lake Superior Writers offers Published!, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 ap.m. April 4, Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave. Publishing your work can seem like a pie-in-the-sky, far-off goal to many writers, but it is possible! Lake Superior Writers will host a panel of five authors from different genres and paths to publishing to discuss getting their book(s) onto bookstores’ and libraries’ shelves. Features poet Jan Chronister, young adult fiction writer Margi Preus, memoir writer Alex Messenger, and fiction novelists Andy Bennett and Adam Herman.

Duluth: An Urban Biography” book release and author reception with Tony Dierckins, 7-9 p.m. April 15, Glensheen Historic Estate, 3300 London Road. Dierckins presents “From a ‘Pile of Rocks’ to a City: Duluth, 1856–1873” before signing copies of the book. Free.


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

  • Story time featuring "Pig the Tourist," 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21.

  • Story time featuring "Macca the Alpaca," 11 a.m. March 28.

  • Story time featuring "Little Joe Chickapig," 11 a.m. April 4.

  • Tony Dierckins’s will sign copies of “Duluth: An Urban Biography,” noon to 2 p.m. April 25

The Bookstore at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St., offers these events. Call 218-727-9077 or go to

  • Historical Fiction Book Club, 6-7 p.m. March 31, discusses "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek" by Kim Michele Richardson.

  • Tony Dierckins’s will sign copies of “Duluth: An Urban Biography” and present “A Dachshund of a City: Duluth’s Development, 1856–1936,” 7-9 p.m. May 19.


Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets is seeking poems about peace for an upcoming anthology. Please email for complete guidelines. Deadline: March 30.

Announcing a new book project entitled "Climate>Duluth: Addressing Climate Change in the Zenith City." This book will be a collection of articles and essays from people living in Duluth who are concerned about and engaged in addressing climate change. Requesting submissions of 1,500 to 1,800 words. Deadline: March 31. For information or to submit your article, contact Tone Lanzillo at

Lake Superior Writers is seeking submissions for its 2020 Writing Contest with the theme “Undecided.” They want submissions that explore this theme, metaphorically or literally, though writers can interpret it as broadly as they wish. Categories include: Poetry (up to 3 poems), Short-Short Fiction (1 or 2 submissions of up to 500 words), Short Fiction (a single submission of 1,500-5,000 words), and Creative Nonfiction (a single submission of 1,500-5,000 words). One winner in each category will receive a prize of $250 and publication on the Lake Superior Writers website. Entry is free for Lake Superior Writers members, $35 for non-members. For guidelines and submission information, go to Deadline: April 3.


Title: "Duluth: An Urban Biography"

Author: Tony Dierckins

Synopsis: “Duluth: An Urban Biography” covers the entire history of Duluth, from the Precambrian lava flows of 2.6 billion years ago that formed the bed of Lake Superior through the November 2019 mayoral election, just months before Duluth’s 150th anniversary as a city.

Cost: $18.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press