Monday, October 03, 2011

October with the Loft Literary Center!


October is upon us!

And if you're in Minnesota, this month is bookended by a clan of Nodin Press poets and the famous Dead Writers Party at Kieran's!

Kate Hopper and guests present motherhood in literature and the Loft and all the LitPunch pals will be at the Twin Cities Book Festival on October 15th!

Also be sure to keep an eye on the deadline for the McKnight Fellowship for Writers due on October 21st.  It provides up to $25,000 in support for 4 poets and spoken word artists this year. For the right writer, this can really help them a lot as they move towards their next step in their art.

On October 11th, The Nodin Press reading features poets Cary Waterman, Greg Watson, and Linda Back McKay as they read from their new collections published by Nodin Press.

Cary Waterman will read from Book of Fire which explores the elusive passage of time and evokes the beauty and solace of nature.

Greg Watson’s What Music Remains searches memories, libraries and coffee-shops, love and miscommunication, giving voice to melancholy reflections while capturing delicate insight with a unique turn of phrase.

The Next Best Thing by Linda Back McKay contains lyrical and pithy reflections on gender equality, unemployment, Frida Kahlo, motorcycles, bears, orchids, free time, herons, and the vagaries of family history.

This event is free and open to the public.Be sure to check it out on the 11th at 1011 Washington Avenue S. in Minneapolis!

Since 1967 Nodin Press has published more than one hundred books dealing with various aspects of Minnesota and the surrounding region. The subjects range from travel (The Seven States of Minnesota) to sports (Always on Sunday), from biography (And One Fine Morning) to photography (Ant Farm). Recent tiles have included memoirs by Emilio deGrazia and poetic forays by Morgan Grayce Willow (Between).

Incorporated in 1975, The Loft Literary Center is the nation’s largest independent literary center. The Loft supports the artistic development of writers, fosters a writing community, and builds an audience for literature. Thousands of students register for Loft creative writing courses each year; thousands more participate in Loft readings and other events

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