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A happy hour poetry and prose reading


Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

On Friday, May 31 from 3:30-5pm at Quarter/Quarter in Harmony, Minn., poets Kris Bigalk and Kathryn Kysar, and prose writers, Beth Mayer and Amy Weldon will share some of their recent work. Refreshments will be served, and books will be available for sale and signing after the reading.

Kris Bigalk grew up on a farm six miles west of Harmony, Minnesota. She is a poet and writing professor. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Repeat the Flesh in Numbers, was released from New York Quarterly Books in February 2012. Her work also appears in the anthologies Open to Interpretation: Water’s Edge (Taylor and O’Neill, 2012) and Poetry City, USA, Volume 2 (LowBrow Press, 2012) and Poetry City, USA, Volume 3 (LowBrow Press, 2013). She has received two Minnesota State Arts Board grants in poetry, and serves as Director of Creative Writing at Normandale Community College. Kris lives with her husband and children in the Twin Cities.

Kathryn Kysar is the author of a book of poetry, Dark Lake (Loonfeather, 2002), and the editor of a collection of essays, Riding Shotgun: Women Writing about Their Mothers (Borealis, 2008). Her poetry book Pretend the World will be published by Holy Cow! Press. Her poems have been heard on A Writer’s Almanac and published in many literary magazines including Great River Review, Midland Review, Mizna, and Painted Bride Quarterly. Kysar has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. She has served as an individual representative on the board of directors for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

Beth Mayer’s fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and The Sun Magazine. Her story The Way to Mercy, which was selected for the first New Stories from the Midwest anthology, also made the Other Distinguished Stories list featured in Best American Mystery Stories 2010. Her flash fiction has appeared in venues such as vita.mn and mn.artists.org. Beth holds an MFA from Hamline University and teaches at Century College, where she coordinates fiction and poetry readings.

Amy Weldon, an Alabama native, holds a Ph.D. in 19th-century British literature from the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she edited The Carolina Quarterly.  Her essays, short fiction, and reviews have appeared in a variety of books and print and online journals, including Best .....
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Take Note concert

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

It must be spring, because “Take Note” is singing those songs we all love to hear. “Take Note’s Eighth Annual Spring concert will be held, Wednesday evening, June 5th, at 7:00 pm at the Rushford-Peterson High School Theater. “Take Note” ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center receives $313,000 grant from ArtPlace America

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - ArtPlace America announces the award of a $313,000 grant to Lanesboro Arts Center for the Lanesboro Arts Campus, the vision of engaging a rural region and its visitors in the arts while simultaneously promoting economic developmen ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center presents the 33rd Annual ‘Art in the Park’ Father’s Day Festival

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

A Father’s Day tradition for more than 30 years, the ‘Art in the Park’ Festival will take place again this year in beautiful Sylvan Park, Lanesboro. Presented by the Lanesboro Arts Center, the festival will be held Sunday, June 16, 2013 from ..... 
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"I Left My Heart in Rhubarb Country" Concert

Tue, May 21st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Back by popular demand, “I Left My Heart in Rhubarb Country” will showcase the Rhubarb Sisters at the St. Mane Theatre on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature familiar tunes set to creative lyrics, crea ..... 
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SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL KICKS OFF SEASON WITH FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS

Tue, May 21st, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) in Winona, Minnesota, will be holding several free community events leading up to the first professional company performance on June 26th. The Festival will inaugurate the 2013 Maria W. Faust Sonnet Co ..... 
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St. Mane Theatre Undergoes Air Quality Test for Renovation

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - Between January 21 and February 6, 2013, a complete facility assessment and air quality test was conducted at the St. Mane Theatre, 206 Parkway Ave. N. in Lanesboro, in preparation for its renovation to begin in December 2013. Lan ..... 
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Peterson hosts summer jam series

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Arts & Culture

By Kirsten Zoellner Utilizing the refurbished bandstand that sits in the heart of the town, Peterson will be hosting an eight series musical jam. Held every other Friday, during the fish fry, the series hosts a wide range of local musicians. Memori ..... 
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The 2013 Bluff Country Gathering is on!

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Old-time music–that is, fiddles and banjos, folk songs and square dancing–is the reason that master musicians and casual but committed players have been coming to Lanesboro every May for the last fifteen years for the Bluff Country Gathering. B ..... 
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