Hamline Midway Library’s Fireside Readings series brings in six weeks’ worth of authors

Fireside Reading series returns in January and February with six weeks of free author readings at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings at Hamline Midway Library, 1558 W. Minnehaha Ave., St. Paul.

The programs, presented by Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, highlight some of the best writers who have published new work in the previous year.

Jan. 24: Miriam Karmel, “Subtle Variations and Other Stories,” winner of the inaugural First Fiction prize from Duluth-based Holy Cow! Press.

Jan. 31: Bao Phi, “Thousand Star Hotel,” Bao’s second book of poems in which he confronts the silence around racism, police brutality and the invisibility of  the Asian-American urban poor.

Feb. 7: Marcie R. Rendon, “Murder on the Red River,” a mystery about a 19-year-old Anishinabe woman whose life changes when she helps the local sheriff solve a murder.

Feb. 14: Carolyn Porter, “Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate,” Porter’s story of seeking inspiration for a new font and finding a bundle of French letters that lead her on a search to discover one man’s fate during World War II.

Feb. 21: Jon Lurie, “Canoeing with Jose,” account of Lurie’s 2,000-mile canoe trip from Minnesota to Hudson Bay with former student Jose Perez.

Feb. 28: Kaethe Schwehn, “The Rending and the Nest,” a post-apocalyptic novel in which 95 percent of the world’s population has disappeared and those who remain must struggle to eke out an existence with what they have left.

Read The Rest at Twin Cities News Feed- (opens a new tab)