Readings and Authors: Join a reading team, attend a book signing and enter a competition – Duluth News Tribune


Book signing for author and traveler from Minnesota Polly Keith Scotland, Author of the new book “The Adventurer & Her Husband”, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 26, Fitger’s Bookstore, 600 E Superior St.

stories, 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays at the Duluth Main Library and West Duluth Branch, and 10:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Mount Royal Branch. Go to


the Duluth Public Library offers personal book clubs at the main Duluth Public Library, 520 W. Superior St. To see the four book clubs, what book they’re reading, and a list of questions for each book, go to the calendar below


the Arrowhead library system will worry Paper Design Collages Take and create art kits to member public libraries for distribution by Monday 28 February. These kits were designed by COMPAS teaching artist Teresa Cox. Exploring color relationships and design with geometric shapes, this artistic activity is for anyone who wants to experiment with using paper to create an original collage. This is a program for all ages; Kindergarteners and first graders may need extra support. Note that each location has a limited number of kits. This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in full by funds from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of Minnesota. Go to

Join writers Rob Greenfieldfrom Ashland, Wisconsin and April Hepokoskiof Esko, 5:30-8:00 p.m., March 4, Cloquet Public Library, 320 14th St., Cloquet, for the publication of her new book “

zero-waste children”,

A solution-oriented book that teaches through activities how to reduce, reuse and recycle at home, school and in the community. The focus of the lecture is on zero waste and sustainable living.

Lake Superior writer hosts a virtual Author Cafe, 9:30-11:00 am, March 5. Join a virtual meetup with fellow writers hosted by Gail Trowbridge. Our March theme is Writing Tips and Feedback: the good, the bad, and the confusing. This event is free for both LSW members and the public, but registration is required. Email [email protected] by Wednesday, March 2; You will receive an email with a zoom link near the event.

Lake Superior writer the gifts superior stocks, a free virtual open mic for authors to read their work and anyone else who wants to listen, 6-7 p.m., March 9. The event is free; membership is not required. Graphic content is prohibited. Ten 5-minute slots will be available on a first come, first served basis. Participants will be notified in advance if selected to read. To sign up, email [email protected] Please indicate if you would like to read. A Zoom link will be sent on the day of the event.

Lake Superior writer the gifts Virtual book club for writers6:30-8:00 p.m., March 29. Brian Malloy will be speaking about his book The Year of Ice and hosting a Q&A about the book and his journey in writing. For free. For more information:


2022 Lake Superior Writers Writing Contest is open. This year’s theme is “Full Circle”. Categories are poetry, short stories, short-short stories, and creative nonfiction.

For more informations:

. Deadline: April 11th.

Join a… NEMBA Reading Team and help select a winning book that captures the spirit of Northeast Minnesota.

Who May Serve on a Reading Team? We are looking for book lovers to be one of the reading teams that will select the winning book in each of the six categories – non-fiction, fiction, art/photography, children’s literature, poetry and memoir. We are not looking for professional literary critics, but for a group of open-minded readers who represent the diverse backgrounds and lifestyles of the Nordic people.

How does a reading team work? Each of the six reading teams consists of up to 4 members with a designated leader. When you apply, let us know which team you would like to work on and we will do our best to place you on the team that is best for you. After receiving their bundles of books, the teams will meet several times between June and September 2022 (meeting via Zoom may be an option) to discuss the nominated books, with winners notified on October 1st.

What is NEMBA? The Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards recognize books that substantially depict the history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle of northeastern Minnesota, which includes the following counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Pine, and St .Louis. This is the first year that Lake Superior Writers will present the awards, previously coordinated by UMD’s Kathryn A. Martin Library, with the last awards announced in 2020. This year, the Reading Teams will review the books published in 2020-2021, with winners announced in Fall 2022.

If you want to join a reading team,

Please fill out this online application form

. Applications will be accepted until May 1st and you will be notified of your assignment to the reading team in mid to late May. If you have served on a reading team in the past, please consider serving as a team leader. We would greatly appreciate your willingness to lead a team. To ask? Please contact [email protected]

Did you or someone you know publish a book in 2020 or 2021? Lake Superior writer seeks nominations for the 2022 Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards. Books can be nominated in one of six categories: Nonfiction, Fiction, Art/Photography, Children’s Fiction, Poetry and Memoir. A non-refundable entry fee of $40 is required for each title nominated. The awards recognize books that substantially depict the history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle of northeastern Minnesota, which includes the following counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Pine, and St. Louis . Authors do not have to live in Minnesota for their work to be considered.

This is the first year that Lake Superior Writers has presented the awards, previously coordinated by the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Kathryn A. Martin Library, with the last awards being presented in 2020. As in the past, independent reading teams will assess each category and determine awards, with awards to be announced in Fall 2022.

Nominated books must have been originally published between 2020 and 2021. The winning book in each category will receive a cash prize of $200. The winning book and honorable mention in each category will receive a glass plaque and 100 book seals.

For complete guidelines on how to nominate a book, including a link to the required nomination form, see

. Mail the completed form, four (disposable) copies of the book, and the $40 entry fee to NEMBA, 1626 London Road #895, Duluth, MN 55812. Nominations must be postmarked by May 31st.

If you have any questions, email [email protected]

“The Adventurer & Her Husband: A Series of Hiking and Kayaking Escapades from Around the World in Black and White”, by Polly Keith Scotland

Title: “The Adventurer & Her Husband: A Series of Hiking and Kayaking Escapades from Around the World in Black and White”
Author: Polly Keith Scotland
Illustrator: Lissa Scotland
Summary: Hike around the Mont Blanc massif in France, Italy and Switzerland. Climb to 17,000 feet in Nepal. Walk between canyon walls where the river is the way. Hike the toughest hike in Europe. Kayak along Lake Superior’s most remote shoreline. Whether physically or indirectly, the book takes the reader on these and other exploits in Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States. The beauty of these adventures is that any enthusiastic outdoor person can experience these trips. But they require solid map reading and navigation skills. Cell phones don’t work here.
Costs: $14.95
editor: Independently published.


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