Virtual Events Spotlight

Find a Minnesota author for your next event.

The Minnesota Writers Directory, a project run by the Minnesota Center for the Book, connects writers across the state with people who want to hear more about their stories and their craft.

Did you know that many Minnesota writers are available for virtual events for classrooms, libraries, and beyond? Browse the site by author or genre and skype/zoom availability, to find a writer who is a good fit for your audience. To connect with an author about arranging a virtual visit, click on “Email the Author” on the author’s profile page.

Each month, we will also be feature a rotating list of writers from different genres who are available for virtual events. Visit the Minnesota Writers Directory to find more authors for your next virtual event. 


Carrie Mesrobian is the author of five novels. Her fourth book, Just a Girl, was a Junior Library Guild selection, and her most recent book, The Whitsun Daughters, is a finalist for the Minnesota book award in Young Adult Fiction. She has written essays and poetry for various publications and two anthologies for young adults. She has taught writing classes for teenagers and adults at the Loft Literary Center for over a decade.

Audience: Teens, Adults
Genres: Young Adult, Memoir/Creative Nonfiction


Christopher Lehman is a professor of Ethnic Studies at St. Cloud State University. His work has appeared in Minnesota History magazine and in periodicals for county-level historical societies throughout Minnesota. His book Slavery’s Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State won a Minnesota Book Award in 2020.

Audience: Adults 
Genres: History, Minnesota Nonfiction, Nonfiction


Bonnie Graves is the author of fiction and non-fiction children’s books and professional books on teaching reading. A former elementary school teacher, her work has been honored with Work-in-Progress grants from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Minnesota Arts Board. 

Audience: Children
Genres: Middle Grade


Visit the Minnesota Writers Directory to find more authors for your next virtual event:

Children’s Picture Book CLICK HERE
Fantasy CLICK HERE
History CLICK HERE
Literary Fiction CLICK HERE
Memoir/Creative Fiction CLICK HERE
Middle Grade CLICK HERE
Minnesota Nonfiction CLICK HERE
Mystery/Thriller CLICK HERE
Nonfiction CLICK HERE
Poetry CLICK HERE
Romance CLICK HERE
Science Fiction CLICK HERE
Young Adult CLICK HERE

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