Category Archives: Literary

Gathering at the Library: My Father’s Dragon

Saturday | February 10 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Winona Public Library

Get ready for performances of Enchantment Theatre Company’s production of My Father’s Dragon on February 22 with this fun Gathering at the Library! Enjoy excerpts from the book along with some fun art activities perfect for children in grades K-5 and their families. Free, no registration required. Learn more at

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Laureate Writers Series – February 2018

Curt Meine to read from The Driftless Reader WEDNESDAY* | February 7 | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffee House The Laureate Writers Series will feature Curt Meine, conservation biologist, writer and editor. He will present selections from The Driftless Reader, the recently-published anthology that includes more than 80 pieces highlighting the unique natural and cultural history,… Continue Reading

Laureate Writers Series – January 2018

Tuesday | January 2 | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffee House For the January Laureate Writers Series, poet and prose writer Adam Binash will read from his book Left Over From a Cake Walk. The reading will take place at the Blue Heron Coffee House and will be introduced by Associate Poet Laureate Nicholle Ramsey. After… Continue Reading

Laureate Writers Series – December 2017

Tuesday | December 5th | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffee House For the December Laureate Writers Series, Toby Thompson will read from his recent creative nonfiction. The reading will be followed by a book signing and an open mic. The theme for the open mic is “family.” Toby Thompson is the author of five books of… Continue Reading

Spoken Word Workshop

Saturday | November 11 | 1:30-3:30pm Minnesota Marine Art Museum 1164 W. Howard St (10th) | Winona, MN What is Spoken Word? Find out when the Black Sheep Poetry Collective presents a Spoken Word workshop at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM). This is the finale of the Great River Writes Series sponsored by River… Continue Reading

Laureate Writers Series – November 2017

Laureate Writers Series – November 2017 Tuesday | November 7 | 7:00pm Blue Heron Coffee House Kathleen Peterson, a.k.a. Kathleen Anne Kenney, will read from her recent fiction as part of the Laureate Writers Series. She will read from Girl on the Leeside, a lyrical novel set in Ireland, as well as an excerpt from… Continue Reading

NaNoWriMo Local Author Fair & Creative Writing Workshop

Saturday | November 4 | 10:00am-1:00pm Winona Public Library November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The Winona Public Library has several one-day only activities to celebrate the month during the NaNoWriMo Local Author Fair & Creative Writing Workshop. First, stop by one of many local author booths. Visit with one of the following authors… Continue Reading