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The launch event for University of Minnesota teaching specialist Maureen Aitken's book, The Patron Saint of Lost Girls, took place at Common Good Books in St. Paul on Oct. 6.
The book is already getting a lot of attention in the literary world. The Star Tribune newspaper's review begins with the words, "There are more than a few moments of reckoning in this fine collection of linked stories." In her review for Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan says, "Maureen Aitken has produced a masterpiece highly recommended not only for fans of literary fiction (and most deserving of being the Nilsen Prize for a First Novel Winner), but for anyone seeking a winning, accessible and compelling portrait of growing up female in Detroit in an era where everything familiar is changing."
Learn more about Maureen's work at MaureenAitken.com.
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.