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This weekend will feature four Writers Workshop members at three different events.
Expand your horizons at cardinal points and do them all!


Ted King
Ted King

FRIDAY Nov. 18 6:30 pm
2001 A Space
2001 5th St NE
Mpls. 55418


Samuel Cole
Samuel Cole

SATURDAY Nov. 19 1:00 pm
Oakdale Public Library
1010 Heron Av N
Oakdale 55128



Lee Henschel
Lee Henschel
John-Ivan Palmer
John-Ivan Palmer

SUNDAY Nov. 20 3pm

Eat My Words Books
1228 NE 2nd St
Mpls. 55413

Lee Henschel and John-Ivan Palmer — Two in the Shade

Lee Henschel
Lee Henschel
John-Ivan Palmer
John-Ivan Palmer

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
(651) 243-1756
Cost: Free
Refreshments: Free

Copies of the magazine are available in libraries, bookstores, coffee houses and cafes around the Twin Cities and elsewhere in the five state area.

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 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 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 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