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 through Wednesday, 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. today, 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. Monday, 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.

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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.: 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: "When the White Pine Was King: A History of Lumberjacks, Log Drives and Sawdust Cities in Wisconsin"

Author: Jerry Apps

Synopsis: From lumberjacks and saw mills to river drives and deadly log jams, of sawmills and lumber towns, and more, Apps showcases the lumber boom and bust o the 1800s -- an era when Wisconsin timber not only built the Midwest but cut through the lives of nearly every citizen. He also explores how the white pine harvest impacted the landscape of Northwoods for generations, including efforts to farm the cutover (most of them doomed to fail), successful reforestation work and the legacy of the lumber and wood products industries.

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Cost: $22.95