Readings & Writers: Stegers to give virtual presentation on new cookbook – Duluth News Tribune

Story Hours, Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. at the Duluth Main Library and West Duluth Branch and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. at the Mount Royal Branch. Go to


the Duluth Public Library offers in-person book clubs at the Duluth Main Public Library, 520 W. Superior St. To see the four book clubs, the book they read, and a list of questions for each book, access the schedule at


Authors Will Steger and Rita Mae Stegerof Ely, will be in conversation with Beth Dooley in a virtual presentation of their new cookbook, “The Steger Homestead Kitchen: Simple Recipes for an Abundant Life,” as part of the Friends of the Hennepin County Library Talk of the Stacks series at 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Free registration for the virtual event on

the Arrowhead Library System will provide Paper Design Collage Take and Create Art Kits to member public libraries for distribution by February 28. These kits were designed by COMPAS teacher artist Teresa Cox. This artistic activity explores the relationship between colors and design using geometric shapes and is for anyone who wants to experiment with using papers to create an original collage. This is a program for all ages; kindergarteners and first graders may need extra help. Note that each slot has a limited number of kits. This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was supported in part or in whole with funds from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Go to

Join authors Rob Greenfieldof Ashland, Wisconsin, and April Hepokoskid’Esko, 5:30-8 p.m. March 4, Cloquet Public Library, 320 14th St., Cloquet, for the release of their new book, ”

Zero Waste Children”,

a solution-focused book that teaches through activities how to reduce, reuse and recycle at home, school and in the community. The focus will be on zero waste and sustainable living.

Lake Superior Writers presents Virtual Book Club for Writers, 6:30-8 p.m. March 29. Brian Malloy will talk about his book, “The Year of Ice”, and host a Q&A session about the book and his journey writing it. To free. For more information:


2022 Lake Superior Writers Writing Contest is open. This year’s theme is “Full Circle”. The categories are Poetry, Short Fiction, Short-Short Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction.

For more information:

. Deadline: April 11.

Did you or someone you know publish a book in 2020 or 2021? Lake Superior Writers invites applications for the 2022 Northeast Minnesota Book Award. Books can be nominated in one of six categories: Non-Fiction, Fiction, Art/Photography, Children’s Literature, Poetry and Memoir. A non-refundable entry fee of $40 is required for each nominated title. The awards recognize books that substantially represent the history, culture, heritage, or way of life of northeast Minnesota, which includes the following counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake , Pine and St. Louis. Authors are not required to live in Minnesota for their work to be considered.

This is the first year that Lake Superior Writers will present the awards, previously coordinated by the Kathryn A. Martin Library at the University of Minnesota Duluth, with the final awards given in 2020. As in the past, independent reading teams for each category will review and determine awards, with awards being announced in fall 2022.

Nominated books must have been originally published between 2020 and 2021. The winning book in each category will receive a cash prize of $200. The winning book and honorable mention in each category will receive a glass plate and 100 book seals.

For full guidelines on nominating a book, including a link to the required nomination form, visit

. Send the completed form, four (non-returnable) copies of the book and the $40 entry fee to NEMBA, 1626 London Road #895, Duluth, MN 55812. Applications must be mailed by May 31.

For questions, email [email protected]

“The Big Island: A History of Isle Royale”, by Julian May

Title: “The Big Island: A History of Isle Royale
Author: Julian May
Illustrator: John Schoenherr
Synopsis: Isle Royale, “the big island” in this book, is a wilderness Lake Superior National Park and home to a unique and fascinating ecosystem of animals, including the iconic wolf and majestic moose. Here is author Julian May’s story of the island’s beginnings, the types of animals that came to inhabit it, and their effects on the pristine landscape.
Cost: $17.95
Editor: University of Minnesota Press


“Escape from Apocalyptic Chaos, Vol. 1” by Bertha Dudde

Title: “Escape from Apocalyptic Chaos: Volume 1”
Author: Bertha Dudde, presented by Brian and Dana Burmachuk, of Duluth
Synopsis: This book tells the story of humanity in two volumes. This information has never been published before. This message prepares readers for the end times. This message comes directly from God. The writers hope readers will find enlightenment and strength to live through the chaos.
Cost: $19, $14 for e-book
Editor: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

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