Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

We will talk with Mary Relindes Ellis about her new book, The Bohemian Flats. It's the story of a man caught up in the immigrant culture of a river village in Minnesota, and in the throes of World War I.

Minnesota Reads is supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information on "The Bohemian Flats" visit www.upress.umn.edu

Women's Words on April 6, 2014 featured Becca Brin Manlove from the woods near Ely, Minnesota, reading two excerpts from her next manuscript, a work-in-progress titled Sweet Dreams, Michael: A Verdant Grief. The second excerpt, a poem titled "Almost Anniversary," is the introduction; an earlier version of this poem closed her recent award-winning memoir Hauling Water: Reflections on Making a Home in the North Woods, published by Raven Productions.

Thursday morning at 8:15, we'll talk with author Tim Mahoney about his book "Secret Partners: Big Tom Brown and the Barker Gang." Who was the insider behind the shocking corruption in St. Paul in the 1930s? Big Tom Brown, the city's chief of police and secret partner of the infamous Barker gang.

4/3 MN Reads: "Secret Partners: Big Tom Brown and the Barker Gang" by Tim Mahoney

Minnesota Reads is supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Local graphic designer and printmaker Dave Moreira joins Radio Gallery as he gears up for a busy spring of local events. Does he spill the beans about the Homegrown Festival field guide?

4/2 Radio Gallery: David Moreira

Women's Words on March 30, 2014 featured Becca Brin Manlove from the woods near Ely, Minnesota, reading an excerpt from award-winning memoir Hauling Water: Reflections on Making a Home in the North Woods, published by Raven Productions.

3/30 Women's Words: Becca Brin Manlove

This week Radio Gallery welcomes Sarah Heimer, artist and organizer of the local community art and music show The Diorama-rama.

3/26 Radio Gallery: Diorama-rama

We will talk with author Larry Millet about the seventh installment in his mystery series. The latest Sherlock Homes and Shadwell Rafferty mystery, "Strongwood: A Crime Dossier," pursues the tangled truth behind the killing of the spoiled young heir to an industrial fortune in the Minneapolis of 1903.

Minnesota Reads is supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information on "Strongwood: A Crime Dossier" visit www.upress.umn.edu

Author Margi Preus has come a long way: from the little girl who needed to write her own starring theatrical roles to the author of a Newberry Honor Book. Her newest effort, "West of the Moon," comes out in April.

3/20 MN Reads: "West of the Moon" by Margi Preus

Minnesota Reads is supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Women's Words on March 23, 2014 featured Duluthian Katelynn Monson reading the poem "Lullaby," a companion poem to her featured poem from the previous week's episode.

3/23 Women's Words: Katelynn Monson

Before the show comes down on March 30th, Radio Gallery connects with Jonathan Bruce Williams, who's show "Anti-Newton" is up at the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program gallery at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

3/19 Radio Gallery: Jonathan Bruce Williams

This episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa features Leslie Harper's keynote address from the 2013 Minnesota Indigenous Languages Symposium last September at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake. She reflects on her experiences creating the Niigaane Ojibwemowin Immersion School on the Leech Lake Reservation, now in its eleventh year.

 

3/17 Ojibwe Stories - Gaganoonididaa: Language Immersion Schools

Women's Words on March 16, 2014 featured Duluthian Katelynn Monson reading her poem, "August 13th, 1990."

3/16 Women's Words: Katelynn Monson

St. Catherine University professor of art Patricia Olson has curated an alumni show along with colleague Elizabeth Erickson "How to Be a Feminist Artist: Investigations from the Women's Art Institute" up through March 23 at St. Kate's.

3/12 Radio Gallery: Patricia Olson

We will talk with Erin Hart about,The Book of Killowen. It's just out in paperback and she's working on the next book in the murder mystery series set in modern-day Ireland.

For more information on The Book of Killowen visit www.erinhart.com

MN Reads: "The Book of Killowen" by Erin Hart

Minnesota Reads is supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Women's Words on March 9, 2014 featured another reading by Mary Casanova of Ranier, Minnesota, an award-winning author of more than thirty children's and young adult books. Here is an excerpt from her book Frozen, the story of a young woman's struggle to regain both her physical and spiritual voice.

3/9 Women's Words: Mary Casanova

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