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.
D.B. Moon’s He’s Either Dead or in St. Paul and Frederick Blanch’s Mudge & Where the Rainbow Ends have been nominated for the 2015 Minnesota Book Awards.
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
Workshop Member TED KING, aka “Bad Ted,” “The Last Living Beatnik,” and his jazz sidemen, will be featured at the Veterans For Peace Benefit this Sunday.
Date: Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Fraternal Order of Eagles Club
2507 E. 25th St., Minneapolis MN 55406
TED KING’s “RocketMen” will include Bill Lang (sax) and Brock Thorson (bass).
Spaghetti dinner @ 6 ($5)
BAD TED takes the stage at 7.
Other performers include the much-lauded
Emily Yates ( ). www.emilyyates.com
Multi-talented workshop member Idynne MacInnes has recently had two short stories and several illustrations published. Follow the links below to read and see her work:
“Fungus” – Summer 2015 issue of Quantum Fairy Tales:
“Meat” – February 2015 issue of Literary Mama:
We’Moon 2016 is publishing two of Idynne’s paintings, currently exhibited at the Ames Center (“MamakKoya” and “Phoenix”): http://wemoon.ws/