Margi Preus

Margi Preus talks about the "reverse strip tease" of mystery writing and why she never gets more confident as a writer.

Fans of old movies know any kids who have a barn are excited to put on a show. Kids without barns, though, have been turning to Hillside Youth Theatre Summer Camps for over fifteen years now.

It's an immersive experience involving everything from acting to set-building to costume creation ... with a little skills-learning and confidence-building on the side.

A friend's collection of mystery stories by Minnesota authors sparked this collection of short stories for young readers.  Editors Jay Peterson and Collette Morgan discovered, too, that just because a reader is young doesn't mean they're not thinking about what they read.

Sky Blue Water includes a Q&A between kids and the contributing authors, as well as discussion and writing prompts for classrooms or book groups.

MN Historical Society Press

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Duluth author Margi Preus, whose new picture book, Storm's Coming! (2016, Minnesota Historical Society Press, with illustrations by David Geister) tells of a young girl who reads nature's signs to tell of a change in the weather.

Minnesota Reads is produced at KUMD with funding provided in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

When "they" said, "Write what you know," Margi Preus wasn't listening.

The Duluth author's newest book, "The Bamboo Sword" takes place temporally, culturally and geographically about as far from 2015 northern Minnesota as possible.

Author Margi Preus takes us to the lake for a whodunit.

Women's Words on February 22, 2015 featured Margi Preus of Duluth reading a second excerpt from her new book Enchantment Lake.

Margi Preus is the author of the Newbery Honor winner Heart of a Samurai and Shadow on the Mountain. Preus has traveled the globe to research her novels and, along the way, has made friends in Japan, Norway, and many other places. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.  

Women's Words on February 15, 2015 featured Margi Preus reading an excerpt from her book Enchantment Lake.

  Margi Preus is the author of the Newbery Honor winner Heart of a Samurai and Shadow on the Mountain. Preus has traveled the globe to research her novels and, along the way, has made friends in Japan, Norway, and many other places. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Visit her online at margipreus.com to learn more about her and her new book, Enchantment Lake.

Women's Words on November 2, 2014 featured Margi Preus of Duluth reading an excerpt from her book West of the Moon.

Margi Preus is the author or the Newberry Honor winner Heart of a Samurai and Shadow on the Mountain. Preus has traveled the globe to research her novels and, along the way, has made friends in Japan, Norway, and many other places. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Visit her online at margipreus.com

Women's Words on October 26, 2014 featured Margi Preus of Duluth reading an excerpt from her book West of the Moon.

Margi Preus is the author or the Newbery Honor winner Heart of a Samurai and Shadow on the Mountain. Preus has traveled the globe to research her novels and, along the way, has made friends in Japan, Norway, and many other places. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Visit her online at margipreus.com

Women's Words on October 21, 2012 featured Margi Preus of Duluth, Minnesota, reading a second excerpt from her newest book Shadow on the Mountain; A Novel Inspired by the True Adventures of a Wartime Spy.

Women's Words: October 21, 2012: Margi Preus

The first episode of Women's Words aired on KUMD Sunday, September 9th during the Women's Music Program, and featured author Margi Preus of Duluth, a writer of many books and plays. She received a Newbery Honor for her book Heart of a Samurai, and her new book Shadow on the Mountain; A Novel Inspired by the True Adventures of a Wartime Spy is being published this month by Amulet Books.

Funding for Women's Words is provided by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Margi Preus

"Colder by the Lake" is a comedy theatre group in Duluth that has been around for over twenty years. The group began with sketch comedy, and went on to many other types of original and adapted comedies, including an original Comedy Opera. This year, the group put on another sketch comedy, "Older by the Lake," which was performed on March 11th-13th and the 18th-20th at 7:30 pm, and March 14th at 2 pm.

Radio Gallery 03-10-10: Margi Preus and Jean Sramek