MN Reads

Join us Thursday mornings at 8:20 for Minnesota Reads on Northland Morning,  featuring Minnesota authors talking about their work.

Minnesota Reads is supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Rudy Senarighi's love of fishing can be traced back to two incidents.

His first fishing trip, when, intimidated by the size of Big Lake, he was afraid to go out in the boat.  His father and their fishing companion lifted the boat and placed it on the dock, where the threesome happily fished the day away.

The second came when, as a boy, the excitement of chasing a local black bear (to catch him and put him in the circus) wore off and his friend said, "Let's go trout fishing instead."

And Rudy, as he says, was hooked.

Ava Finch is a character in her own right.

She's forty-something with red, curly hair.  She's been described as "bodacious" and "in your face," which may or may not conflict with your sense of what a Canadian is like.

And she's written a book called "Fishing with RayAnne," the story of a thirty-something former pro angler who's launching an all-woman fishing/talk show on public television from the deck of her salmon-colored vintage AquaCraft, Penelope.

Linda Hatinen sets a gripping historical romance in the Esko of one hundred years ago.  

It's a work of fiction ... with its roots in the facts of a family history.

The internet age means almost anyone can be a genealogist  but memoirist Cathy LaForge Tonkin says stories are more than names and dates.

Stories, she says, keep people who are gone close to you and at the same time, illuminate why you are the way you are.

  This fall, we're bringing you books about the Northland, from the Northland and by Northland authors.  The Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards - NEMBA - were established in 1988 to recognize books that "substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle."

Printmaker Cecilia Lieder thinks of herself as a storyteller ... but it was only recently she decided to try her hand at writing them down.  The result is "Wilderness Tales," one of this years NEMBA nominees in the Memoir category.

Red Dragonfly Press

  This summer, we're bringing you books about the Northland, from the Northland and by Northland authors.  The Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA) were  established in 1988 to recognize books that "substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle."

The Master Key Press

This summer, we're bringing you books about the Northland, from the Northland and by Northland authors.  The Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA) were  established in 1988 to recognize books that "substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle." Our guest is Tera Freese.  Her book of poetry, Remind Me That I'm Wild [The Master Key Press], with illustrations by Lindy Kehoe, was nominated for a NEMBA award in the Children's Literature category.

 

Author Elliot Foster on the challenge of making the ubiquitous Minnesota "cabin" experience both recognizable ... and unique.

Tim Jollymore's dad worked for the railroad when he was growing up in Proctor.

A writing class with a personal hero and a lovable Lab sparked this first - but not last - children's book about Norman.

You may not be a "journal-er" yourself ... but Kevin Proescholdt's "Glimpses of Wilderness" may just inspire you. 

This summer, Minnesota Reads is bringing you books about the Northland, from the Northland and by Northland authors.  The Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA) were established in 1988 to recognize books that "substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle."  Our guest is Aimee Bissonette, whose book, North Woods Girl (Minnesota Historical Society Press), was nominated for the NEMBA award in the Children's Literature category.

This summer, Minnesota Reads is bringing you books about the Northland, from the Northland and by Northland authors.  The Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards (NEMBA) were established in 1988 to recognize books that "substantially represent northeastern Minnesota in the areas of history, culture, heritage, or lifestyle."  Our guest is Victoria Richards whose first novel, Once Were Mountains (Beaver's Pond Press), won the NEMBA award in the Fiction category

Last week, it was fascinating to discover how well Duluth and the Northland fit into the moody-atmospheric-stark-Scandinavian-crime-fiction genre.

This week?  Guess what fits neatly into the moody-atmospheric-gothic-horror genre?

You'll never look at the historic Old Central High School the same way again.

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