The Bookstore at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St., offers Brian Freeman's "Funeral for a Friend" book launch, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. Tickets: $25. Go to

Freeman is launching his tenth book in the Jonathan Stride series. Everyone who purchases a ticket will receive a copy of the book (multiple delivery options are available, including free shipping) and the book will be signed by the author.

Participants in this event will also receive a limited edition poster created by Blackstone publishing for the book launch and log-in information for a special Happy Hour and book talk with Freeman.

Books that need to be shipped will not be received until 7-10 days after the event. Books can also be picked up at The Bookstore at Fitger's on Sept. 22 or we will offer free delivery within an 8 mile radius of our store. For more information call 218-727-9077 or email

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Thomas D. Peacock and Tony Dierckins, the author and publisher at Zenith City Press, host a virtual tour of Duluth as part of the Duluth Public Library's annual "Learning & Libations" event. Those interested can stream "The History All Around Us" on demand between Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sept. 30. Register at or call the Duluth Library Foundation at 218-341-1894.

Author Kevin Kling will be featured during the virtual 9th annual Family Voices of Minnesota annual benefit, 7-8 p.m. Sept. 25. Tickets: $40 per household. Go to

Author BrownMark discusses his new memoir, "My Life in the Purple Kingdom," in a virtual event, 6 p.m. Sept. 28. Go to to participate. Hosted by the University of Minnesota Press.

The Duluth Poet Laureate Project announces the “Second Sunday Reading Series,” three online open poetry readings organized by Gary Boelhower, 2018-2020 Duluth Poet Laureate. Monthly readings offered 3-4 p.m. Oct. 11 and Nov. 8. Each month's reading will feature two local poets whose presentations will be followed by an open reading. Oct. 11: Deborah Cooper and John Herold; Nov. 8: Sheila Packa and Blair Powless.

All three poetry readings will be offered through the ZOOM. Register with Gary Boelhower through email at Poets who wish to participate in the open reading segment should contact Gary Boelhower with the date they wish to be placed on the program. Go to


Zenith Bookstores, 318 N. Central Ave., offers these events. Call 218-606-1777.

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22: In conversation with Peter Geye, author of "Northernmost" and Leif Enger, author of "Virgil Wander." Free; registration required.
  • 7 p.m.: Oct. 6: Virtual book launch for "The Silver Fox" by Margi Preus.
  • 7 p.m. Oct. 23: William Souder presents "Made at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck" in conversation with Peter Geye.


Title: "Kulkuri (Vagabond) and Other Short Stories"

Author: Mark Munger

Synopsis: "Kulkuri" includes the novella "The Angle", a story of love and tragedy set in Minnesota's NW Angle. Other short stories in the collection include: "Threshold"-winner of the Lake Superior Writers fiction contest; "Brule River"-second place winner in the Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop fiction contest; and "Isle Royale"-a story that first appeared in the 2018 edition of the "Thunderbird Literary Review." Nearly all of the stories are set in northern Minnesota.

Publisher: Cloquet River Press

Cost: $15 paperback/$9.99 eBook