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Merie Kirby presenting at the Northwest Art Center's lecture series - Monday, October 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm

NAC Lecture Series: "Confronting Trouble: Finding Solace"
Monday, October 3, 2016 7:00 pm

Aleshire Theater, Hartnett Hall
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot ND 58707

The Northwest Art Center's 2016-17 lecture series continues Monday, October 3, at 7:00 pm in Aleshire Theater with "Confronting Trouble: Finding Solace" presented by Merie Kirby.  Kirby, of Grand Forks, is the 2016 recipient of the ND Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature.

The lecture is free and open to the public, and parking is unrestricted.  An informal reception will follow the program.  This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

An Evening of Fine Wine and Fine Books at Minnesota Center for the Book Arts - Friday, October 7, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Minnesota Center for the Book Arts is hosting its eleventh annual Evening of Fine Wine and Fine Books.  This year's event will be dedicated to fostering the collection of artist's books.  Guests can sample a variety of wines and cheeses while browsing the latest offerings from local and international book artists.  

The event will take place Friday, October 7 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Shop at MCBA (1011 Washington Ave South #100, Minneapolis MN 55415).  

Red Bird Chapbooks will be featuring a selection of our titles at the event.  

More details are available here.

Gathered Bones are Known to Wander Book Launch Party - Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Amy Stauss Friedman will be reading from her new poetry chapbook Gathered Bones are Known to Wander on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 pm at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N Clark Street, Chicago IL 60640).  Special guests include Toni Nealie and Jessica Walsh.

More details are available here.

Rain Taxi Twin Cities Book Festival - Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Rain Taxi is once again hosting the Twin Cities Book Festival on Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Progress Center and Fine Arts Buliding at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds in Saint Paul.  

Red Bird Chapbooks will have a table at the festival and we hope to see you there.

For more details, visit

A Little Book of Abundance book launch reading at SubText Bookstore - October 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

SubText Bookstore
6 West 5th Street 
Saint Paul, MN 55102 

Monday, October 17, 2016, 7:00 pm

Join poets at the launch of A Little Book of Abundance: poems of thanksgiving throughout the year. Editor-in-chief Sarah Hayes will introduce the book. Readers include Margaret Hasse, organizer and anthologizer, and members of a group of poets who’ve been together for more than five years: Anne Curtin, Don Brunnquell, Sharon Hilberer, Joan Johnson, Barb Jones, Dorothy Schlesselman, and Ann Schroeder.



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