Painting by Cherie Hamilton of kids in a green V W bus,
Cherie A. Hamilton

Local artist and writer, Cherie A. Hamilton brings her latest project "Notti Pine and the Dreamtime" to the public in a show at Zeitgeist Arts Cafe in downtown Duluth.  A series of paintings that illustrate her young adult novel telling the story of a young girl's spiritual journey.  Inspired by native Hawaiian tales and her own multicultural upbringing, Hamilton continues to bridge divides; past and present, young and old, black and white, art and literature.  The paintings will be accompanied by excerpts from her novel.

© 2017 Prospect Park Books

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Quinton Skinner, the author of Odd One Out, published in 2017 by Prospect Park Books.  This novel, his third, starts with an abrupt awakening of three children in the night by their father who has found that their mother has deserted them.  Their ensuing cross-country journey to find her reveals many more unanswered questions, some that take years to resolve.

Emily Bestler Books

Our guest on this episode of MN Reads is Mindy Mejia, the author the novel Everything You Want Me to Be, published by Emily Bestler Books in 2017.  

Women's Words on November 16, 2014 featured Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew reading an excerpt from her book Hannah Delivered.

11/16 Women's Words: Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew

Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew is a writing instructor and spiritual director living in Minneapolis, MN. She is a recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board artists' fellowship, the Loft Career Initiative Grant, and a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.

Women's Words for August 3, 2014 featured Duluth novelist Danielle Sosin reading an excerpt from her award winning book, The Long-Shining Waters, published by Milkweed Editions (2011).

8/3 Women's Words: Danielle Sosin

  Women's Words on May 12, 2013 featured an excerpt from Sarah Stonich's latest novel, Vacationland, set at a northern Minnesota lodge.

Women's Words: May 12, 2013: Sarah Stonich

Women's Words on November 18, 2012 again featured Amy Jo Swing of Duluth, this time reading a chapter called "Lollypop, Lollypop" from her middle grade novel-in-progress called Mo the Mouse and the Train of Words.

Women's Words: November 18, 2012: Amy Jo Swing