Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony

April 26, 2022, 7 PM

Ordway Center

Buy tickets here or click here to register for online access.

In-Person Readings in May, 2022

Join me in Southeast Minnesota for any of these readings–

Monday, May 2: 6:00 PM

Northfield Public Library
2210 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Tuesday, May 3: 6:00 PM

Austin Public Library
323 4th Avenue NE
Austin, MN 55912

Wednesday, May 4: 6:00 PM

West Concord Public Library
180 East Main Street
West Concord, MN 55985

Friday, May 6: 6:00 PM

Plainview Public Library
345 1st Avenue NW
Plainview, MN 55964

Recordings of Past Events

To join in conversation about any of these events, submit comments to the Contact page.

Watershed Launch

Click here to view the launch and hear from Ranae (author), Ruthanne Crapo Kim (philosopher), Stephen Healey (poet), Amina Keinan (Somali-American nurse educator), Ulla Nilsen (community organizer), and Kristian Tvedten (editor). They were in conversation  about Watershed and its introduction to the world.

View the Launch

Community Pollinators Speaker Series

Watershed and Ranae were featured in Minneapolis College’s Community Pollinators speaker series together with Marie Harris and Derartu Berhanu, former students – now friends – whose stories appear in the book. We considered ways we can address environmental injustice, deal with our own communities’ climate crises and health challenges, and do better justice to the non-human residents of our ecosystems.

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Water Companion Workshop

A group of people from Minnesota, Norway, and Oman explored the whys and hows of protecting our watersheds.  While the actual event is over, you can still explore with us by watching the video and doing your own explorations alongside us.

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Reading and discussion with the White Iron Chain of Lakes Community

The Tuesday Group from the Ely-Babbitt area of Minnesota met with Ranae in April to explore the stories in the book that directly concern the White Iron Chain of Lakes Watershed. Listen to the readings and join the discussion that ensued.

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