Ted King Performing Spoken Word at Casino Stories

Ted King
Ted King

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
More info at at this link

Creative Kulchur Journal Publishes JOHN-IVAN PALMER Essay

John-Ivan Palmer
John-Ivan Palmer

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 Book Launch/Reading Information

Samuel E. Cole
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.”
RSVP: Samuel Cole @ 651-302-0112 OR coleport@msn.com OR through the Facebook event page.


Cover of Bereft
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.

KEVIN O’ROURKE at Carol Connolly’s University Club Reading Series


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

Cost: Free

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.


LEE HENSCHEL Reading on Sunday, February 6

Lee Henschel
Lee Henschel

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 Detailswww.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

D.B. Moon at Dakota County Library Author Fair

D.B. Moon
D.B. Moon

Workshop member DAN BUDKE, alias D. B. Moon, author of the supernatural crime thriller, He’s Either Dead or in St. Paul, will exhibit his goods at the Dakota County Library Local Author Fair.

Date: Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Time: 1-4 p.m.


Western Service Center atrium (adjacent to the Galaxy Library)

14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Cost: Free

Info: https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/libraries/Programs/Everyone/Pages/local-author-fair.aspx