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A new publishing company that will exclusively publish the work of people with disabilities has just been launched by Belo Cipriani. Belo is the national spokesperson for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and a professional writing tutor at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul.
The evening of Oct. 2, the school sponsored the event, "Disability Matters: An Evening of Stories By People with Disabilities” to help kick off the company, and officially release its first book: the anthology, Firsts: Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities. More than 70 people from the community attended the event, which was part literary salon, part panel discussion, and served as a venue to discuss disability issues.
RMA Publicity secured several stories previewing the launch. Here are links to the stories in the Pioneer Press, MN Sun Sailor, Lavender, About Magazine, Gay Star Loves and the Highland Villager. Learn more at OLEBBooks.com.
Twin Cities Nonviolent coordinatied the event, “10 Days Free from Violence” from Sept. 21 - 30, 2018, to call attention to the idea of encouraging peace, and one of the authors I work with was involved in the movement.
Mark Ristau of St. Paul, the author of A Hero Dreams, signed books at Subtext Books in St. Paul the evening of Sept. 25. He read from his award-winning novel, A Hero Dreams, and led a discussion that explored the power of stories to bring people together and inspire us with the idea that peace is possible.
In A Hero Dreams, Ristau explores, through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy, a world in which “honor” is the watchword, bullying is considered normal, and the age-old problem of violence is on the rise…yet hidden deep within this 10-year-old boy’s heart lies the possibility of peace.
Learn more about Mark's work at www.MarkRistau.com.
The 57th anniversary of the day Congress passed the Peace Corps Act was Sept. 22, and thanks to an Eagan, Minn., man's efforts, the anniversary was marked with pomp and circumstance in his hometown of Plainview, Minn. The first Peace Corps marker to be placed in the United States was officially dedicated in Plainview thanks to the efforts of Ken Flies, who back in 1962 was one of the four original Peace Corps members from Plainview, a town that at the time had only 1,400 citizens. Plainview is about a half hour northeast of Rochester.
The marker dedication was followed by a book signing event for Flies’ memoir, Into the Backlands, which was held at the American Legion Hall in Plainview. At the time of the marker’s conception, Flies was encouraged by the Minnesota Historical Society to write a memoir of his experience in the backlands of Brazil in the early days of the Peace Corps. This event marks the public launch of the memoir.
Preview stories about the event were published in the Eagan Sun This Week, Fleis' current hometown newspaper, The Rochester Post Bulletin, KROC-AM in Rochester and the Wabasha County Herald. There was also a story previewing the event on KIMT television, and The St. Paul Pionneer Press and KAAL ABC 6 in Rochester covered the event. The Bemidji Pioneer picked up the Pioneer Press story.
It seems at a time when there’s a lot of attention on the opioid crisis and addiction in general, what once was the biggest health crisis of an entire generation has been all but forgotten, but not by Rosemary Davis.
The Minneapolis woman was a well known AIDS activist here in the Twin Cities when the crisis was at its peak. In the mid 1980s, she volunteered with the AIDS Project, sewed patches on the national quilt, and participated in numerous AIDS marches.
Recently, she published a memoir in which she keeps the memories of those she lost to the disease alive. Before They Left Us, launched the evening of Sept. 13 at a private party in Minneapolis. Books are available online now through Amazon.com.