In Spite Of Heroin: A Timely Tale In North Dakota

During a time when heroin use has risen to epidemic levels in North Dakota, a timely memoir entitled In Spite of Heroin is being sold locally at Zandbroz Variety and Vintage Point, as well as other independent bookstores throughout the Midwest. The book’s author, Dana Chase, printed it through AuthorHouse, which supports self-publishing services for…
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Illustrator Carrie Hartman: Reception And Autographs

On Friday, January 27th, award-winning children’s book illustrator Carrie Hartman will be at Ellen Hopkins Elementary and Robert Asp Elementary as part of a collaboration between the schools. She will sign autographs and present to various classrooms during their alternating library times. Hartman previously made an appearance at the primary school in Becker MN, where…
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Award-Winning Author Elizabeth Raum: Receptions And Autographs

On Wednesday, January 18th, nonfiction author Elizabeth Raum will be at Ellen Hopkins Elementary and Robert Asp Elementary as part of a collaboration between the schools. She will sign autographs that morning in Ellen Hopkins’ library before presenting to classes during their alternating library times. Raum, a former teacher and librarian, has written nearly 100…
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Poetry Rag Provides A Voice For Writers

Since October, a monthly journal known as The Poetry Rag has been circulating throughout Fargo, Moorhead, and Grand Forks. It can be found in local coffee shops, bookstores, record stores, and other small businesses that carry free publications. The two masterminds behind The Poetry Rag are its creator Joe Bertrand and editor Kendra Smith. Depending…
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Definitely Not A Kid’s Book

Back in 2015, local poet L. Reuben Willis released his poetry book, Dog and Fox, and Other Musings through Amazon’s CreateSpace publishing platform and Kindle Direct Publishing, complete with photographs as visual aids. More recently, Willis has come out with a very different collection entitled Losing My Religion: Wooing and Losing a Goddess, a set…
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