Category Archives: Literary

Book Launch for Nicholle Ramsey

Tuesday | August 8 | 7-9pm
Ed’s No-Name Bar

There will be a book launch and celebration for Nicholle Ramsey’s new chapbook, love, around 1am. Nicholle Ramsey is Winona’s Associate Poet Laureate.

The City of Winona is a partner of the River Arts Alliance.


Laureate Writers Series – August 2017

Tuesday | August 1 | 7pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse Poet and scholar Rob Hardy will read from his new book, Domestication: Collected Poems, 1996-2016, as part of the Laureate Writers Series. The reading will be followed by a book signing and an open mic. The event is sponsored by the Fine Arts Council of the… Continue Reading

“Night Work” Author Reading Event

Saturday | July 8 | 6:30-7:30pm Acoustic Cafe | 77 Lafayette St | Winona Join us for an intimate reading of Jim Schoen’s latest book, Night Work. Local authors, poets and staples to the Winona book scene will read their favorite excerpts from Jim Schoen’s collection of short stories that span from sweet romance, to tragedy to laugh-out-loud… Continue Reading

On Hallowed Ground

Winona's Poet Laureate Ken McCullough composed a poem for the opening of the Member Exhibit. We are honored to share his beautiful verse. Photo courtesy of Al Mueller. ON HALLOWED GROUND The Artist must be the canary in the mine   the dove that returns to the ark   with the olive leaf in its beak The Artist… Continue Reading

Book Launch /Author Reading

Tuesday | June 27 | 4:30-6:00pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse Kathleen Peterson, writing under her family name of Kathleen Kenney, has published a novel set in Ireland with Doubleday. “Quiet and lyrical, Girl on the Leeside is a slim, beautiful debut about one woman taking her place in the world.” Shelf Awareness review. About Girl on… Continue Reading

Ohio River Blues

Friday | May 19 | 7:30 – 8:30pm Minnesota Marine Arts Museum An evening of songs and poems inspired by the hard-scrabble life of sharecroppers and factory workers in the Ohio River Valley during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Jim Armstrong has taken the story of his grandfather and put it to… Continue Reading