Duluth writing scene

I am interested in looking into and meeting some writers who are either from the Duluth area originally or still live here. Got any ideas?

Hey everyone! Just wanted to say thank you if you helped me find these amazing people! Take a read =)

http://www.lakevoicenews.org/duluth-writing-scene-is-exploding/

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Paul Lundgren

about 11 years ago

Louis Jenkins, Barton Sutter, Connie Wanek, Jim Johnson, Ryan Vine, Sheila Packa, Andrew Slade, Tony Dierckins, Ellie Schoenfeld, John Ramos, Danielle Sosin, Lucy Amundsen, Patrick McKinnon, Chris Godsey ... just a few that jump to mind.

You could start by going to Zenith City Tales on Saturday. For maximum variety, try the Homegrown Poetry Showcase on April 29. 

Shannon Kinley

about 11 years ago

Thank you Paul! =)

cjrentals

about 11 years ago

Try Lake Superior Writers.  It is a group that has an office in the Marshall Professional Building next to Marshall School.

Shannon Kinley

about 11 years ago

Cool I will do that! Thanks =)

Tony D.

about 11 years ago

To add to Paul's list, off the top of my head:

Margi Prues writes young adult books and is a finalist for the 2013 MN Book Award, which is a reminder that artist Chris Monroe also writes children's books. 

Wendy Webb of Duluth-Superior magazine has a new novel out now.

There's also Joseph Maiolo, UMD fiction writing prof and fantastic short fiction writer—writing from the grand Southern literary traditional right here in da nordlund.

And in that vein, you can't overlook Superior's Anthony Bukoski—a master of short fiction.

And let's not forget PDD's own Paul Lundgren....

Waiting to learn more when Claire responds, as she knows every writer in town!

Claire

about 11 years ago

Sorry, Tony D, I've been out of town hanging out with publishers, booksellers, and authors in Kansas City and am still working on my reports and profiles ... I just saw this thread. 

Anyway, I recommend becoming a member of Lake Superior Writers -- even though they don't put on that many events where you can meet people, they do sponsor the Poet Laureate program. The Poet Laureate always schedules readings and events that are well worth going to. The Spirit Lake Poetry series is also a good place to meet writers, every time I attend, I see most of the people named in the various comments above.  Oh, and the bookstore events at Fitgers always attract writers, last time I went, half the audience was other writers.

Writers are lone wolves, but they are easily found around town and are very approachable. I would, if I were you, go to the Zuccone event Saturday evening at 8 pm. There will be a lot of writers there -- both performing and in the audience.

I think if you told us more about what kind of writing it is that you do, we could better direct you.

Duluth is undergoing a literary renaissance right now, so this is a good time to introduce yourself to the writing community.

Hope this helps! Welcome!

brautigan

about 11 years ago

PDD's own Paul Lundgren is a fantastic writer!

Shannon Kinley

about 11 years ago

He sure is!!!! but since I know him I would like to stay away from that. =)

Paul Lundgren

about 11 years ago

Everyone who knows me wants to stay away from me.

Shannon Kinley

about 11 years ago

Nothing personal I promise ;) just ethics!

jill

about 11 years ago

Don't forget former Duluthian Laurie Hertzel!

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