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/
We have received word that Workshop member CHRISTY MARIE KENT will be speaking on the subject of “Frame” (not “Fame”) this Saturday.
Date: September 19, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Black Forest Inn, Festaal Room
Cost: $10, includes one drink
According to her Facebook page, “Seven performers will set you up with great stories! Performers include Alex Cleberg, Charley Fowler, Christy Marie Kent, Noel Labine, Paula Nancarrow and Richard Rousseau. Show is hosted by Erica Christ.”
Workshop member LEE HENSCHEL will read from a powerful collection of poems based on his military service in the Vietnam War.
Date: Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: University Club
420 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
Event: Carol Connolly’s Reading by Writers Series
This is a standing room only event, so be there early.
FRED BLANCH will be signing copies of his novel Mudge and perhaps conducting a reading as well. Here is your chance to see a veteran storyteller really work a crowd.
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Barnes & Noble
2100 North Snelling Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113
Traffic Street Press announces the publication of Bargehands’ Dance by poet and Workshop member KEVIN O’ROURKE. The fine, deluxe edition includes photographs by Paulette Myers-Rich, winner of the Minnesota Book Award and long time associate of the Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas.
Edition is limited to 50 copies at $50 pre-publication price; $65 after 9/10/2015. For purchase please contact Paulette Myers-Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation and reading (reservations required):
Date: September 10, 2015
Time: Contact email@example.com
Place: Traffic Street Press Studio
436 Smith Av N, St Paul MN 55102
Reservations contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
“The river is a force, a power, a lure over the human animals that reside nearby. It draws you in. If you’re respectful and humble it will help you live and tell you its secrets. If you are a fool and cocky- it will kill you. This is certain. The men and women who work upon its waters know this and this book is in honor of them, and an homage to the River, its dwellers, lovers, dreamers and those who have learned its secrets.”
Below is author bio furnished by Traffic Street Press:
T.K. O’Rourke is a long-time Minneapolis resident and well known, well-respected street poet of mixed origins and traditions. He has supported himself as a laborer, barge worker, wharf night-watchman, self employed carpenter, stone mason, bootmaker, dishwasher, cook, cowboy, arborist and big-rig over-the road driver. He is the grandson of Harlem Renaissance poet Gwendolyn Bennett and has studied with the Chicago poets Joffre Stewart and David Hernandez.
T. K. O’Rourke began to recite his street poems at age 16 in Chicago. At age 21 he recited at the Temple of Zeus at Cornell University. TKO has been involved and connected to various alt-poetry venues and poets for decades. He both is a recipient and a finalist of the Scottish International Open Poetry Competition and was also crowned “River King” for winning a storytelling slam sponsored by REVOLVER in 2013. In other words- a poet in both art and life, with the experience to give truth to the telling. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Outermost Poetry Award judged by Marge Piercy, the John Keats Soul Maker Sonnet award, and the KVP Jack Kerouac award.
O’Rourke’s work has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, Spectrum (Scotland), Flatmancrooked, Anthology of Contemporary Poetics, Cartier Street Review, Lief, Blue Collar Review and many others. TKO’s fourteen volumes of handmade tattered chapbooks of street poetry are a part of the Givens Rare Book Collection at the Anderson Library of the University of Minnesota.
Recent Workshop member, GARY LESLEY, has published an essay titled “One Divine Storm and One Divine Ground” in Examiner.com, where he compares the movements of the soul to changes in the weather. It can be read at http://www.examiner.com/article/one-powerful-storm-and-one-divine-ground
Workshop member and well-known performance artist, TED KING, has released two astounding videos directed by Michael Hartzel, “Heroes” and “Escape from Hell.”
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