Members Publish

Jim Johnson
Jim Johnson

Writing by Workshop members Jim Johnson, Paul Pederson, Lee Henschel and former member Beadrin (“Pixie”) Younghahl will appear in Black April—40 Years Since the Fall of Saigon (Lanesboro MN: Shipwreckt Books).

Jim Johnson’s essay is a concise treatment of Daniel Ellsberg’s Pentagon Papers.

Paul Pederson’s poem is about basic training in the army.

Lee Henschel’s poem is a lyrical narrative about serving in Vietnam.

Beadrin Youngdahl essay recounts the relationship between a young nurse and her brother, a Vietnam vet.

Copies of Black April will be available at the Workshop.

Ted King Featured at Carol Connolly’s Reading by Writers Series, Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ted King
Ted King

Workshop member TED KING, widely published in literary journals, author of two chapbooks and a word-jazz CD, will be one of several internationally renowned poets featured at Carol Connolly’s Reading by Writers Series. He will be joined by bassist Brock Thorson, member of the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra.

Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Place: Historic University Club
420 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul MN 55102
Time: 7:00 prelude music by violinist Mary Scallen and Flutist Jim Miller
7:30 readings
Cost: Free

This first rate cultural event is one of the great benefits of living in the Twin Cities.

Lee Henschel Reading From His Novel, The Sailing Master, Thursday Dec 11

Lee Henschel
Lee Henschel

Longtime workshop member, LEE HENSCHEL, will read from his latest novel, The Sailing Master, at Moon Palace Books in association with four other authors.*

Date: Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Place: Moon Palace Books
2820 E 33rd St
Minneapolis MN 55406
(612) 454-0455

*Also reading will be:
William E. Burleson, Hunting in the Dark
Brian Duren, White Out
Tom Driscoll, Ondine & the Blue Troll
Barry McMahon, The Magnificents


Ted King’s poem, “Oolong Tea,” appears in Altered Scale


“Oolong Tea,” a poem by Workshop member and popular Twin Cities poet and performance artist TED (“Last Living Beatnik”) KING, is now in the current issue of Altered Scale

Also the current issue of Whistling Shade features an ensemble of his short satirical fiction, some of which he will read at the release party. Free admission, drinks and refreshments. See details below.

Date: Friday, November 14th, 20014
Time: 7 pm
Place: Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 2nd St NE, Mpls 55413 (651) 243-1756

Get there early because the artist must rush to a second performance that night at Gallery13: JAZZ AND BEAT POETRY featuring Ted King, Rocket Man Brock Thorson, Bill Lang and Jared Jarvis.

Date: Friday, November 14th, 20014
Time: 8 pm
Place: Gallery 13, 811 LaSalle Ave. Minneapolis, MN. 55402 (651) 592-5503
The usual freebies.