A Round Reunion Reading Last Thursday At The Hotel Donaldson

Last Thursday, diners at the Hotel Donaldson were treated to a poetry and prose reading courtesy of Stoker’s in the Basement, who hosted local poets Mark Vinz, Carol Kapaun Ratchenski, and Kevin Zepper in an event called “Three Poets: Twelve Poems.” All three arrived with a stack of written pieces—some written by them, some by…
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Historical Fiction In The Midwest: Orphan Train By Christina Baker Kline

Last Wednesday, the Stage at Island Park hosted author Christina Baker Kline in a presentation about her bestselling novel, Orphan Train, which was chosen by the West Fargo Public Libraries for the 2014 One Book, One Community selection. Copies of Orphan Train, along with Kline’s other novels, were sold in the lobby by Greg Danz…
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Studio 222 To Hold Book Launch For Local Author’s Korean War Chronicle

Book Launch for Prairie Boys at War by M.M. Helm Tuesday, August 12th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Studio 222 Farg0 222 N Broadway Dr Fargo, ND 58102 Next Tuesday, a book launch for the historical narrative Prairie Boys at War: Korea, Volume I: June – October 1950 will take place at Studio 222 in Downtown…
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Spirit Room To Feature Local Author Debra Marquart At Writer’s Retreat

Luminous Moment, Luminous Word: A Creative Writing and Mindfulness Retreat August 12th – 14th Sheyenne Oaks Campground Leonard, ND   Listening to Inner Music: Prose, Poetry and Musical Performance by Debra Marquart Wednesday, August 13th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM McLeod, ND Schoolhouse Next week, the Spirit Room will be sponsoring its first annual writing…
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The Gold Shop Of Ba’ali By Yahya Frederickson

Not long ago, MSUM professor Yahya Frederickson released his four-part poetry collection, The Gold Shop of Ba’ali. Opening up with two quotes from the Prophet Mohammad—written in both English and Arabic—this collection contains insights and anecdotes on his years spent in Yemen, where he taught English as a Foreign Language, composition, and poetry for a…
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