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Position: Individual Giving Manager Overview The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is a catalyst for libraries to strengthen and inspire their communities.  Established in 1945, we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the work of the Saint Paul Public Library (a department of the City of Saint Paul) through robust fundraising and…

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36 Finalists Blog: Nancy O’Brien Wagner

Each day leading up to the 30th annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony, we’ll be featuring an exclusive interview with one of our 36 finalists. Learn more about these incredible local writers and gear up to see the winners announced live in person April 21.   Interview with Nancy O’Brien Wagner, author of Alice in France:…

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Resources for Writers

Resources for Writers A comprehensive list of resources for writers including local and national organizations for writers, graduate writing programs, literary publications, funding opportunities, national organizations, and more. Minnesota Organizations & Networks for Writers Intermedia Arts Intermedia Arts is Minnesota’s premier multicultural, multidisciplinary arts center. Our mission is to be a catalyst that builds understanding…

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Letters About Literature Past Winners

Letters About Literature Past Winners 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2017 2017 Level I Winners First Place: Ava Kaydea, Lake Country Montessori School, Minneapolis (letter to Hilary McKay, author of Lulu and the Hamster in the Night) Dear Hilary McKay, I was always hard on myself, because when trying to read books like Harry Potter,…

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Jeff Kamin on Books & Bars, Reading, and Why Libraries Are Better Than Netflix

Books & Bars is a twist on traditional book clubs. Open to the public and held in bars, this moderated book club show “provides a unique atmosphere for a lively discussion of interesting authors, fun people, good food and social lubrication with liquid courage.” The Friends has been a supporting partner of Books & Bars since the…

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Minnesota Book Awards

Book Awards Home Winners and Finalists Book Awards Events Calendar Outreach Materials Nominate or Apply Submit a Book for the Book Awards Nominate for Kay Sexton Award Submit for Book Artist Award Nominate for Hognander Award Apply to be a Judge Support the Book Awards Book Submission Judging Awards Ceremony Now accepting judge applications! Apply…

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Get cozy “In Winter’s Kitchen”

Each day leading up to the April 16 announcement of the Minnesota Book Awards, and in collaboration with community editors from the award-winning Saint Paul Almanac, we highlight one of the thirty-two finalists. Today we feature 2016 Memoir & Creative Fiction Finalist: In Winter’s Kitchen by Beth Dooley Published by Milkweed Editions Category Sponsors: Kevin…

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