Readings and Writers: News from the Local Lit Scene – Duluth News Tribune

Virtual Writers Cafe, hosted by Lake Superior Writers, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, February 5. The virtual meeting will be moderated by Gail Trowbridge. This event is free for LSW members and the public, but registration is required. Email by Friday, February 4; you will receive an email with a Zoom link close to the event.

Birchbark Books in Minneapolis will host a virtual Zoom event for Duluth author’s “Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong” Linda LeGarde Grover, 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8. Grover will give a brief talk and reading, as well as questions from the audience. Register in advance at For more information on the book, go to

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

Lake Superior Writers present Superior Actions, a free virtual open mic for writers to read their work and anyone else who wants to listen, from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9. The event is free; membership not required. Graphic content is prohibited. There will be 10 five-minute slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Entrants will be notified in advance if they have been selected to read. To register, email Indicate if you want to read. A Zoom link will be sent on the day of the event.

the Duluth Public Library is offering in-person book clubs at the Duluth Main Public Library, 520 W. Superior St., starting Thursday, Feb. 10. To see the four book clubs, the book they’re reading, and a list of questions for each book, go to the calendar at

the Arrowhead Library System will provide Paper Design Collage Take and Create Art Kits to member public libraries for distribution February 14-28. These kits were designed by COMPAS teacher artist Teresa Cox. This art activity explores the relationship between color and design using geometric shapes and is for anyone who wants to experiment with using papers to create an original collage. This is a program for all ages (kindergartners and first graders may need extra help). Please note that each location has a limited number of kits. This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was supported in part or in whole with funds from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Go to

“The Other Side of the Fence: Ana and the Lilies” by Corinda Edevold

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  • Title: “On the Other Side of the Fence: Ana and the Lilies”
  • Author: Corinda Edevold
  • Illustrator: Sarah Peterson
  • Synopsis: Have you ever felt like you were meant for more? That you were capable of something special? It is the adventure of Ana, a very average girl, as she discovers a magical and fairy kingdom. Join Ana on a hilarious and beautiful journey as she is drawn deeper into this mysterious and enchanting world. Fairies, a reckless goat named Bubble Gum, and a tribe of prank-loving pixies are just a few of the magical creatures she encounters along the way. It’s not all flowers, magic and tea – there’s a sinister undertone to this foreign land. Will Ana survive long enough to find the answers to her own untold story?
  • Cost: $14 for a paperback, $9 for an ebook
  • Editor: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.
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