Austin – Poetry in the Parks (POSTPONED)

Austin Public Library 323 4th Avenue Northeast, Austin, MN

Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Gwen Westerman and fellow poet Michael Torres* for a daylong writing workshop at Minnesota State Parks. Alongside the poets, students will explore the beauty of nature and write their own poems. Students will receive instruction and encouragement to write in their home languages as well as English.

Free

Worthington – Poetry in the Parks (POSTPONED)

Nobles County Library 407 12th Street, Worthington, MN

Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Gwen Westerman and fellow poet Michael Torres* for a daylong writing workshop at Minnesota State Parks. Alongside the poets, students will explore the beauty of nature and write their own poems. Students will receive instruction and encouragement to write in their home languages as well as English.

Free

St. Paul – Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon: Musical Performance and Discussion

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN

Join us for a brand-new musical performance by Chione Quintet based on Twin Cities author Ka Vang’s Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon. Hear this story set to beautiful and evocative music composed by fellow Minnesotan, Jocelyn Hagen, with narration by Ka Vang.

Free

St. Paul – MN Writers Series: After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN

Andrea Gilats, the next author in our Minnesota Writers Series, will read from her book, "After Effects: A Memoir of Complicated Grief." The author will be joined by Dr. Ben Trappey, co-director of the University of Minnesota's Center for the Art of Medicine, for a discussion on complicated grief and the healing benefits of writing, both physical and emotional.

Free