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Calling all writers, a virtual version of Lake Superior Writers’ Café is offered at 9:30 am on Saturday, December 4 for a meet and greet with other writers hosted by longtime LSW member Gail Trowbridge. For the December gathering, bring the title of a book (of any kind) that inspires you to write. This event is free to LSW members and the public, but registration is required. Send an email to [email protected] by Friday, December 3; you will receive an email with a Zoom link near the event.

Lake Superior Writers Present Superior actions, a free virtual open mic allowing writers to read their work and anyone who wants to listen to it, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8. The event is free; membership is not required. Graphic content is prohibited. There will be ten 5-minute slots available on a first come, first served basis. Participants will be notified in advance if they have been selected to read. To register, email [email protected]. Please indicate if you would like to read. A Zoom link will be sent on the day of the event.

The Friends of Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the sixth chapter of A book | A Minnesota, entitled “The poet of the song: a memory of my father” by the author from Minnesota Kao Kalia Yang. In the Hmong tradition, the sung poet tells the story of his people, their history and their tragedies, their joys and their losses. In “The Song Poet”, Kao Kalia Yang tells the story of his father, Bee Yang, the songwriter, a Hmong refugee from Minnesota, driven from the mountains of Laos by America’s secret war. Until December 19, Minnesota residents are invited to read the selection of featured books and will have access to book guides and virtual book club discussions. Readers can access the eBook and audiobook at Ebooks Minnesota free of charge for eight weeks. All Minnesotans are invited to participate in a statewide discussion with author Kao Kailia Yang at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 9. Free. Registration required.

Storytelling hoursat 10:15 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Duluth Main Library and at the Duluth West branch and at 10:15 a.m. on Thursdays at the Mount Royal branch. Go to

Story time, 10 a.m., noon or 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, until December, at the St. Louis County Historical Society Museum in the interactive children’s exhibit Eli’s Farm on Depot Level 2, 506 W. Michigan St. Storytime aims to introduce children to the world of Ojibwa cultural teachings. Storytelling in Ojibwa culture is a traditional way of imparting knowledge. The sessions are aimed at 2-12 year olds. All books have been approved by our American Indian Advisory Committee.

Upper Public Library Merry Little Christmas Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, December 3 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 1530 Tower Ave., Superior. Masks required.

Author Renée Bertram Anduze, A Grand Rapids graduate, will be signing copies of her new book, “Take a Left at Tomorrow,” 2 to 6 p.m. on December 12 at Timberlake Lodge, 144 SE 17th St., Grand Rapids.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Title: “Chicken soup for the soul: my hilarious, heroic and human dog”

Editor: Amy Newmark

Synopsis: Includes 101 canine companionship stories, including Duluth author Lou Zywick Prudhomme’s story, “A Puppy Named Joy”. This book will share stories that will make dog lovers laugh and cry.

Cost: $ 14.95

Editor: Chicken Soup for the Soul



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