Sept. 12, 2013—Experience the 2014 Saint Paul Almanac Book Release Art and Music Extravaganza!

2014 Almanac Author Readings • Art Exhibit Opening • Live Music • RSVP on Facebook


Thurs. Sept. 12, 2013 | 7 p.m. til late | 308 Prince Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101

Cover of the 2014 Saint Paul Almanac. Illustration by Ken Avidor, Cover design by Nigel Parry.

Cover of the 2014 Saint Paul Almanac. Illustration by Ken Avidor, Cover design by Nigel Parry.

Be among the first to own the eighth edition of the award-winning Saint Paul Almanac on Thursday, September 12th, 2013!

The 2014 Saint Paul Almanac:

  • is dedicated to the memory of Bertha Givins, a Saint Paul writer and beloved Rondo neighborhood storyteller.

 

  • features stories and poems from more than 100 local writers, including Joyce Sutphen, Heid Erdrich, Yusef Mgeni, Carol Connolly, Harriet Bishop, Emmanuel Ortiz, Garrison Keillor, IBé Kaba, Margot Galt, Connie Wanek, and many more!

 

  • includes over 250 beautiful, full-color photographs and illustrations by local artists in an updated, contemporary design by Judy Gilats that features a user-friendly datebook, enhanced city listings, and full-page images!

 

  • proudly presents larger prints of its hand-drawn maps of the city of Saint Paul and Downtown by illustrator Roberta Avidor—now 50 percent bigger than previous editions!
Sample datebook page spread from the 2014 Saint Paul Almanac.

Sample datebook page spread from the 2014 Saint Paul Almanac.

 

Sample listings page from the 2014 Saint Paul Almanac.

Sample listings page spread from the 2014 Saint Paul Almanac.

Where’s the party?

The 2014 Saint Paul Almanac launch party will take place in Lowertown, Saint Paul, at the AZ Gallery, Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar, and Clouds in Water Zen Center, at 308 Prince Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101. Cheap parking available in the Kellogg Boulevard and Prince Street lots. This event is free and open to all. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Lowertown detail of Roberta Avidor's hand-drawn map of Downtown Saint Paul. The map has been vastly updated since the 2013 edition.

Lowertown detail of Roberta Avidor’s hand-drawn map of Downtown Saint Paul, one of two maps that come with each copy of the Almanac. The maps have been greatly updated since the 2013 edition.

Our launch party features:

  • Author Readings — Join us in the Clouds in Water Zen Center to hear authors read their stories and poems from the 2014 Saint Paul Almanac, including Saint Paul Poet Laureate Carol Connolly, Patricia Young, Nimo Farah, Donte Collins, and IBé Kaba.

 

    • Art Exhibit — The opening night of a month-long exhibit (through September 29th) of paintings, photos, sculptures, and other original art commissioned for the 2014 Almanac, in the AZ Gallery and Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar. AZ Gallery Hours: Thursdays & Fridays, 5 p.m.–8 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

 

  • Live MusicBlack Dog Coffee & Wine Bar: At 7 p.m., traditional Irish music by Mattie Ernst, Chad McAnally, and Todd Menton. At 8:30 p.m., the duo Hot Date (facebook.com/WeareHotdate) will convince you that Saint Paul—not Paris—is the true city of love.
The musicians playing in the Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar during the Launch Party are pictured in this year's Almanac! Left: Center for Irish Music instructor Mattie Ernst plays fiddle at the Black Dog during a Saint Patrick's Day event. (Photo: Barbara Dodge/); Right: Hot Date busking in Lowertown during the Spring 2013 Art Crawl. (Photo: Amber Michel/AAphotographyinMN.com)

The musicians playing in the Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar during the Launch Party are pictured in this year’s Almanac! Left: Mattie Ernst plays fiddle at the Black Dog during a Saint Patrick’s Day event. (Photo: Barbara Dodge/CameraMaven.net); Right: Hot Date busking in Lowertown during the Spring 2013 Art Crawl. (Photo: Amber Michel/AAphotographyinMN.com)

 

    • Buffalo Hot Dogs, like the Almanac, are good for the heart.

      Buffalo Hot Dogs, like the Almanac, are good for the heart.

      Food & Refreshments — Available at the Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar, including buffalo hot dogs and chips for just $6. The Black Dog has an extensive wine list and eight local and regional craft beers on tap.

 

  • Our Book of Days Fundraiser — It’s back! Know someone who loves Saint Paul? Someone who can’t get enough of arts and literature? Someone who celebrates all things local? Invest in next year’s Almanac by buying a day, a week, or a month to highlight, celebrate, and commemorate a friend or other loved one’s birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation, or other life-changing event. More information.

Stay in Touch:

On the Web: www.saintpaulalmanac.org

Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/saintpaulalmanac

Follow us on Twitter @stpaulalmanac

Please use hashtag #Almanac2014 when posting to social media

Publicity Contact: Nigel Parry, 646-812-0897, nigel@saintpaulalmanac.org.

Media Images: Please contact for access to a one-click download, zip file of artwork, including the book cover, sample page spreads, and other artwork & photos from the 2014 Almanac.

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