Seeking The Carlton County Historical Society is seeking poetry or prose commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Fires of 1918, which swept through Carlton and surrounding counties. Poetry should be about 50 lines or 300 words for prose. Deadl...

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The Carlton County Historical Society is seeking poetry or prose commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Fires of 1918, which swept through Carlton and surrounding counties. Poetry should be about 50 lines or 300 words for prose. Deadline: Nov. 1.

The Minnesota Book Awards is now accepting nominations for books published in 2017. The nine categories are children's literature, general nonfiction, genre fiction, memoir and creative nonfiction, middle grade literature, Minnesota nonfiction, novel and short story, poetry and young adult literature. All books must be the work of a Minnesota author or primary artistic creator and have a 2017 copyright. Authors, publishers and agents are eligible to submit by going to Deadline: 5 p.m. Nov. 17.

The Wisconsin Poets Calendar is accepting submissions through Dec. 1. Go to for details.



Author Matthew Janzen talks about his new book, "State of Craft Brewing," 6 p.m. Monday, Superior Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave., Superior. Following the presentation, Thirsty Pagan Brewing will host a reception with beer samples and a free tour of their facility.

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.

Author William Kent Krueger signs copies of his book, "Sulfur Springs" at the following locations.


• 3-5 p.m. today at Apostle Islands Booksellers in Bayfield

• Nov. 2-5 at North Shore Readers and Writers Festival in Grand Marais

Publication launch for Duluth artist Joan Henrik's book, "Winds & Currents: Native Stories, Retold and Illustrated," published by Holy Cow! Press, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 8, DECC, near ticket office and entrance to Amsoil Arena. Free. Go to


Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers these events.Call (218) 606-1777.

• Author Margi Preus signing copies of her mystery novel, "The Clue in the Trees," 7 p.m. Thursday.

• From Fark to Fork: Beth Dooley with Mary Dougherty, 2 p.m. Oct. 8. Dooley is the author of "In Winter's Kitchen: Growing Roots and Breaking Bread in the Northern Heartland."

• Sarah Seidelmann, author of "Swimming with Elephants," 7 p.m. Oct. 10.


• Benjamin Percy reads from his latest techno-thriller, "The Dark Net," 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

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

• "The Poky Little Puppy" story time, 11 a.m. Saturday.

• LEGO Make & Take Activity featuring 4 p.m. Saturday.

• "After the Fall" story time, 11 a.m. Oct. 14.

• "Good Day, Good Night" story time, 11 a.m. Oct. 21.


Title: "A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters"


Author: Amy and Dave Freeman

Synopsis: When Amy and Dave Freeman learned of copper nickel mining in the area's watershed, they decided to take action. They would speak on behalf of the Boundary Waters. They would do this by spending a year in the wilderness. This book tells the story of that year in northern Minnesota. Hear the loons whistling softly under a moonrise, taste lobster mushrooms cooked over a fire, watch a pine marten stalking a hare through winter's first snowfall and linger at the edges of a silent lake after other campers have gone home. The Freemans show us the value of wilderness and why we must protect it.

Cost: $35

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

Contact info:

Title: "Swimming with Elephants: My Unexpected Pilgrimage from Physician to Healer"

Author: Sarah Bamford Seidelmann

Synopsis: After two decades in the study and practice of medicine, Sarah Seidelmann took a three-month sabbatical to search for a way to feel good again. Having witnessed human suffering early in her career and within her own family, she longed for a way to address more than just the physical needs of her patients and to live in a lighter, more conscious way. The book shares the experience of a working mother undergoing a bewildering vocational shift from physician to shamanic healer. During that tumultuous period of answering her calling, Sarah met an elephant who would become an important spirit companion on her journey, had bones thrown for her by a shaman in South Africa, and traveled to India for an ancient Hindu pilgrimage, where she received the blessing she had been longing for. Ultimately, she discovered an entirely different way of healing, one that she had always aspired to and that enabled her to help the suffering.


Cost: $18.95

Publisher: Conari Press


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