826 MSP Celebration

You’re invited! Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute is celebrating 10 years of writing, tutoring, and publishing with the young authors of the Twin Cities AND we are becoming 826 MSP as we join the 826 National network of youth writing centers. Join us for delicious local food, writing workshops from acclaimed local authors, and student readings. Also, … [ Read more]

New book of unpublished F. Scott Fitzgerald stories coming in April 2017

Fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the St. Paul–born author of “The Great Gatsby” and “Tender is the Night,” are in luck: A new collection of the author’s finished yet unpublished stories is slated for release in April of 2017. Widely considered one of the most important writers of the 20th century, Fitzgerald was not just a novelist but … [ Read more]

Milkweed Books coming soon to downtown Minneapolis

Milkweed Editions is opening a bookstore, Milkweed Books, in the Open Book building complex in downtown Minneapolis in late June, reports Publishers Weekly. The retail space is still being built out for the 700 to 750-square-foot bookstore, which will be located on the ground floor of the three-story complex, adjacent to the Coffee Gallery café. “We … [ Read more]

Never-before-seen Beatrix Potter story uncovered

According to the BBC, publisher Jo Hanks has uncovered a new-to-us Beatrix Potter story, “The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots,” which Potter wrote some time before 1914. Hanks found rough sketches of “Kitty-in-Boots” and a partially arranged manuscript in the author’s papers at the Victoria and Albert Museum archives in London. The story stars “a well-behaved prime black … [ Read more]

St. Paul author dubbed the Funniest Writer in America

St. Paul writer Julie Schumacher was the first woman to win the Thurber Prize for American Humor on Monday, September 28. The award has been around for 18 years; past winners include Jon Stewart, Ian Frazier, and David Sedaris. Schumacher, a University of Minnesota professor, won the award for her novel “Dear Committee Members.” The book is a … [ Read more]

The Book Dabbler: AWP 2015 Off-Site Events

The Book Dabbler, here, keeping you up-to-date on all the beer-friendly off site readings for this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in the Twin Cities. Your favorite taprooms and beer bars will be full of literary people from all over the country. So make sure to get out and enjoy some ales … [ Read more]