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

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


Ted King And His Jazz Sidemen Will Be Featured At The Veterans For Peace Benefit This Sunday

Ted King
Ted King

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

Cost: $10

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 (

Idynne MacInnes Publishes Stories and Illustrations

Idynne MacInness
Idynne MacInness

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”):