In-Person Gatherings in August – September, 2022
Spread the news and come if you can – “Making Art for the Land You Love,” an interactive workshop and reading from 6:30 to 8 PM on Monday, August 15, 2022, in the Annex at the Lyric Center for the Arts, 510 West Chestnut Street, Virginia. MN.
Join the conversation between me and award-winning writers Allen Eskens and Daniel Bernstrom – Monday, September 19, 6:00 PM, Minneota Public Library, 200 N. Jefferson Street, Minneota, MN 56264. Registration not required; free.
Show up for a St. Paul, MN bookclub in-person discussion of Watershed on July 27 and August 10, 6 to 7:30 PM at St. Anthony Park Library. Register by emailing Communications@
TransitionASAP.org. I’ll be at the August 10 meeting.
Recordings of Past Events
To join in conversation about any of these events, submit comments to the Contact page.
I’m delighted to say that Watershed won in the Memoir and Creative Nonfiction category. Three other great books were finalists in the same category. To see a discussion between the four of us, click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.