July 2022 NorthWords

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July NorthWords includes:

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Literary events

Zenith Bookstore turns 5 on July 1st, and we’re having a party to celebrate. Lots of fun planned, including: – Zenith Wheel of Fortune (everyone’s a winner!) – Live Music – Chalk Art and Selfie Station (with Rufus!) – Rambler Food Truck – Raffles and Giveaways Raffle proceeds and 10% of all sales on July 1st will go to support PAVSA (Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault).

July 28, 2022 2 pm

Come and hear two award-winning poets, Jan Chronister and Peggy Trojan!

Jan Chronister and Peggy Trojan have authored a total of ten poetry books with more to come. Both were awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award for their poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association: Distanced: Poems from the Pandemic (Jan) and River (Peggy). These northern poets write down-to-earth verse about the woods they live in and the lives they have led. Memories are often relived through the eyes of experience, joy and loss. You will be entertained and inspired by these two women who have found writing poetry to be a creative outlet as well as a way to deal with life.

Superior Public Library – 1530 Tower Ave, Superior WI 54880

September 13, 2022 7 pm to 9 pm with pre-show music at 6:30

Book Launch of The Net Beneath Us by Carol Dunbar

Save the date for this community celebration of the arts to promote the book launch of The Net Beneath Us by LSW member and UMD theatre alumni Carol Dunbar. In an evening lineup hosted by Dean Youde with special guest appearances by local authors, enjoy live pre-show music by UMD students, a reading on the mainstage, author discussion, audience Q&A, and book signing. Desserts will be served during the reception to follow, featuring live bluegrass by theatre alums Chuck and Sheri Leyda. Books available for sale by Zenith Bookstore. All LSW members are cordially invited. We have a 550-seat theatre to fill so bring your friends and family and come celebrate!

Marshall Performing Arts Center, UMD, 1215 Ordean Ct, Duluth, MN 55812

Carol on stage with her husband and UMD theatre alumni Daniel Dunbar in a production of Largo Desolato, cir 1998
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Want to tell stories? Want to tell better stories? Storytelling Summer Camp offers four sessions that will help you decide where to begin, where to end, what to include and why it matters with both traditional and personal stories. This is a hands-on process which will have you telling stories of your choice in each session with coaching from the Flounder himself, Loren Niemi. Sign up for all four sessions or drop by for any one of them. July 7th – How to find and learn stories regardless of whether they are traditional or personal. July 14th – Beginnings, endings and how we get from one to the other. July 21st – Who is telling the story and the selection of the right details to “hook” the audience. July 28th – Humor and heart. What makes the story work and why it matters. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/363789021757

7-8:30pm, every Thursday in July via Zoom $20/session

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KUDOS – News about our members

Sharon Chmielarz’s book Speaking in Riddles was a finalist in the humor category of the Midwest Book Awards held on June 25. The Midwest Book Awards video can be accessed in July.

Angela Greenman’s debut international thriller, The Child Riddler is being released July 19, 2022 by Bella Books. An Amazon #1 New Release, it is about how a riddle holds the code to unleash the most lethal weapon on earth and only one person knows it: a gifted nine-year-old girl. Top operative Zoe abducts her to get the code, but soon is in a race to save the child she’s grown to care about—while battling the demons of her own addiction. Book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqBITe_6T9c. For further information: https://www.angelagreenman.com/

Katharine Johnson’s Born in A Red Canoe is ready to paddle onto your bookshelf. Abandoned by her father and pursued by a furious farmer, Purslane flees. Her perilous journey takes her to portals of the dead where she meets extraordinary people, untangles the mysteries of her birth and her true identity. More info at: http://www.katharinejohnsonbooks.com

Liz Minette’s poems have recently found homes in Spring Thaw, the literary journal published by Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids, MN, and the SUPPORT UKRAINE anthology published by Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA https://moonstoneartcenter.org

Tim Moder’s poem “Landscape with Fall of Civilization” was published in Coachella Review June 12. His poem “Average Sun” was published in Roi Faineant June 26th. His first chapbook All True Heavens was published with Alien Buddha Press June 29th.

Victoria Lynn Smith’s had two stories, “Severance” and “Closed and Open,” published in the 2022 Spring Thaw Literary & Arts Magazine, which is produced by the Itasca Community College.

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Lake Superior Writers Blog

Lake Superior Writers invites members to submit guest posts for possible inclusion on our blog. Please visit our blog information page for more details: https://lakesuperiorwriters.org/blog/blog-submission-guidelines/

Our blog currently features “Camus and Risk” by Doug Lewandowski https://lakesuperiorwriters.org/blog/