Or maybe not near you, but who knows?
Yes! As part of my grant, I proposed two public events. The first was a couple of weeks ago (sorry) at the Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids. It was great fun. I was part of an event called 2nd Saturday, in which I, another grant recipient, and two musicians alternated reading and performing. There was a good crowd, and they were attentive and appreciative. And! At the event! A local artist came and sketched all the performers. He even gave me the one he did of me:
Now, for my second event, I am (gulp) the only person on the bill. I'll be at the Old School Arts Center in Sandstone, MN, on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. I'm really excited to go there--it looks like a fun venue, and the people involved in the art center have been so welcoming and friendly. I plan to read from two different stories in my collection and talk about writing, and I'd love it if people showed up with questions I could try to answer. It's a couple hours out of the Twin Cities, just north of Hinckley off I35, and is situated along the Kettle River. Come early and get some fall nature time!