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Calendar of Events and Readings


Heid E. Erdrich: Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media

Book Release Open House
Sunday, March 5th @ 4-6pm

Bockley Gallery (near Birchbark Books)

Join us for an open house in celebration of a new collection of poems by Heid E. Erdrich. These deeply eco-poetic poems speak to the keen human yearning to connect as they urge engagement of the image, the moment, the sensual, and the real. Heid's poems extend beyond the page in poemeos, poem films made in collaboration with animator Jonathan Thunder. Poemeos such as Undead Faerie Goes Great with India Pale Ale and It was Cloudy will be on display at the open house. Heid will be reading at 4:30pm and 5:30pm. Cover artist Andrea Carlson will also be present for a rare signing opportunity. The book release date is March 1st. You may pre-order yours today or pick one up at the open house for Heid to sign. Refreshments will be served!

Marcie Rendon and Carter Meland Book Event

Sunday, March 19th @ 7pm
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
2020 W Lake of the Isles Parkway
(near Birchbark Books)

Birchbark Books welcomes Minnesota Anishinaabe authors Marcie Rendon and Carter Meland for a book reading, reception, and signing in celebration of their debut novels. Marcie Rendon is a mother, grandmother, author, playwright, poet and sometimes performance artist. She will be reading from her new mystery novel Murder on the Red River. Carter Meland teaches American Indian Literature and Film courses for the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. His fiction has appeared in numerous literary reviews. He will be reading from his novel Stories for a Lost Child which Susan Power calls "a wild journey of the imagination that skyrockets the reader through time, space, and history." Sure to be a delightful evening!

Deena Metzger: A Rain of Night Birds

Thursday, March 23rd @ 7pm
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
2020 W Lake of the Isles Parkway
(near Birchbark Books)

Birchbark Books is pleased to host an evening with poet, novelist, and essayist Deena Metgzer. Deena will be reading from and discussing her new novel A Rain of Night Birds, which has been called "a momentous and needed confrontation between indigenous knowledge and the modern scientific mind." Deena Metzger is a radical thinker on behalf of the natural world and planetary survival, a teacher of writing and healing practices for 50 years, and a writer and activist profoundly concerned with peacemaking, restoration and sanctuary for a beleaguered world. Her work examines the tragic failure of contemporary culture and provides guidance for personal, political, environmental and spiritual healing. Reception and book signing to follow the reading.