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James Lenfestey - Seeking the Cave

Monday, September 22nd @ 7pm
Plymouth Congregational Church

Literary Witnesses presents an evening with teacher, journalist, and poet James Lenfestey in celebration of his lyrical and lively new memoir, Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain. Published by Milkweed Editions, Seeking the Cave details Lenfestey’s 30-year love affair with the ancient Chinese poet Han-shan (Cold Mountain) culminating in a journey across China to find the legendary Cold Mountain cave. Robert Bly, Gary Snyder, and Jane Hirshfield are among those praising the book. Reading with book signing to follow. Birchbark Books will be there!

Birchbark Books Reading Series

Wednesday, September 24th @ 7pm
Bockley Gallery (next to Birchbark Books)

The Birchbark Books Reading Series kicks off a fresh season with Minnesota writers Satish P. Jayaraj, Sherrie Fernandez-WilliamsSherry Quan Lee, and Eric Hove. Curated by Michael Kiesow Moore and Ardie Medina, the reading series features new, emerging, and established writers. View the series flyer for details about the authors and the event. Hope to see you there. Bring a friend!

Native American Day Celebration

Saturday, September 27th @ 10am-2pm
Midtown Farmers Market
Lake St E & 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis

Save the date! The 10th Annual Native American Day Celebration will feature a health and resource fair, children's activities, cultural activities, a 5k walk/run, exhibition dancing and more! Author Cheryl Minnema (Hungry Johnny) will be signing books from 11am-Noon. Author Heid E. Erdrich (Original Local) will be signing books from Noon-1pm. Birchbark Books will be selling books from 10am-1pm.

Nancy Crocker - Seeing America

Sunday, September 28th @ 2pm
Birchbark Books

Award winning Author Nancy Crocker will be at the store signing copies of her new book Seeing America, the story of three young men who set off on a tumultuous journey across America in a Model T Ford in 1910. A Birchbark Staff pick!

Linda LeGarde Grover & Erika Wurth: Reading & Conversation

Wednesday, October 8th @ 7pm
Bockley Gallery (next to Birchbark Books)

Join authors Linda LeGarde Grover and Erika Wurth for an evening of reading and conversation. Linda LeGarde Grover (The Dance Boots) will be reading from The Road Back to Sweetgrass -- a powerful debut novel of love, hardship, and family bonds on an American Indian reservation. Erika Wurth will be reading from her first novel, Crazy Horse's Girlfriend. Filled with complex characters overcoming and being overcome by circumstances of their surroundings, Crazy Horse's Girlfriend thoroughly shakes up cultural preconceptions of what it means to be Native American today. Book signing at Birchbark Books to follow. Author bios and more info here!

UNBORED Games with Elizabeth Foy Larsen

Saturday, November 1st @ 2pm
Birchbark Books

The original Unbored (the book and the event) was a huge success. Get ready for UNBORED Games: Serious Fun for Everyone! Author Elizabeth Foy Larsen will be at Birchbark Books signing copies of her new book. A gold mine of creative, constructive fun for everyone.