This weekend will feature four Writers Workshop members at three different events.
Expand your horizons at cardinal points and do them all!
FRIDAY Nov. 18 6:30 pm
2001 A Space
2001 5th St NE
SATURDAY Nov. 19 1:00 pm
Oakdale Public Library
1010 Heron Av N
SUNDAY Nov. 20 3pm
Eat My Words Books
1228 NE 2nd St
The literary quarterly,
Whistling Shade, will publish an excerpt from LEE HENSCHEL’s two volume novel, The Sailing Master, about a slave adrift at sea in a dingy.
The same issue will feature a memoir by
JOHN-IVAN PALMER, relating his part in the heist and fate of Alberto Giacometti’s Seated Woman, a 20th century masterpiece, from the Milwaukee Museum of Art.
Both writers will read at the release party, details below.
Date: Sunday November 20th, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: Eat my Words Books
1228 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Copies of the magazine are available in libraries, bookstores, coffee houses and cafes around the Twin Cities and elsewhere in the five state area.
Repeat offenders, as well as those open to new thrills, are invited to attend Casino Stories, spoken word performances featuring TED KING and others. There will also be short avant-garde films by Wayne Nelson.
Date: Friday, November 4, 2016
Place: Black Forest Festaal Room
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $10 either at the door or from the King himself
Issue 8 of Guide to Creative Kulchur Journal has published JOHN-IVAN PALMER’s essay “Stage Hypnotism and the Annihilation of Rational Thought.” Included are several archival photos, including one shocker from an X-rated hypnotism show in Japan. For copies contact GTK Press (“Literature and Theory from the Margins”) at
https://guidetokulchur.com/all-titles/. Must be over 18.
Samuel E. Cole
We are proud to announce the publication of
Bereft & The Same-Sex Heart by workshop member and literary Wunderkind, SAMUEL COLE. You are invited to the book launch and author reading.
DATE: November 19, 2016
TIME: 1:00 pm
PLACE: Oakdale Public Library
1010 Heron Av N, Oakdale, MN 55128
Free wine, beer, pop. Ample parking.
Sam says: “I hope you’ll come join me in celebrating one of the most transformative moments in my life.”
Cover of Bereft
Download the Postcard (PDF)
“We All Reach”
says a shrinking oak leaf
severed from its branch.
says a fray-winged jaybird
culled from its flock.
says a wilting-yellow mimulus
transplanted from its root.
says a tainted memory collector
faded from its photograph.
Workshop members JOHN-IVAN PALMER and TED KING are billed as headline readers at Dougieland Pepin Gallery. In the words of Doug Padilla, owner: “ god knows what might happen…”
Date: Sunday June 19, 2016
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: Dougieland Pepin Gallery
Cost: Ridiculous (Note: Event is sold out)
Award-winning poet and Workshop Member, KEVIN O’ROURKE, will be reading in a lineup of poets as part of Carol Connolly’s University Club reading series.
Date: Tuesday March 15, 2016 (St. Patrick’s Day)
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: University Club, 420 Summit Av, St Paul 55102
Restaurant and cash bar on premises.
This is a popular event, usually standing room only.
We also wish to welcome prose writer Leif Wallin as a new member of the Workshop.
Workshop member LEE HENSCHEL will read from his war memoir, ‘the nam’, excerpted in the anthology Black April—40 Years since the Fall of Saigon.
Date: Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Time: 3 PM
Place: Eat My Words Bookstore
1228 2nd Street NE,
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Further Details: www.eatmywordsbooks.com 651-243-1756
Other writers featured will be:
Tom Driscoll, editor of Black April, reading from Highway 61 Revisited
Morgan Grayce Willow, reading from The War Cinquain
Kathryn Kyser, reading from The Hideaway
Paul Pederson, reading from Fort Leonard Wood—1967
Ken McCullough, reading from Names Cry Out
The depression-era gangster novel, He’s Either Dead or in St. Paul by Workshop member D. B. MOON (DAN BUDKE) is shortlisted in the genre division of the Minnesota Book Awards. MOON is represented by CHRISTY PERRY’S Three Waters Press. Finalists will be announced on April 16, 2016.
LEE HENSCHEL’s novel, The Sailing Master, is now available on Kindle for $4.50.