Soul Sounds Open Mic Winter 2013-2014 Season

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The Golden Thyme Coffee Café and the Saint Paul Almanac are pleased to announce the Winter 2013-2014 Season of the "Soul Sounds Open Mic," hosted by Tish Jones! The "Soul Sounds Open Mic" series is held every Thursday, with a special pre-performance writing workshop on the first Thursday of each month. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Golden Thyme Coffee Café at 921 Selby Avenue (corner of North Milton Street) in Saint Paul. All ages are welcome, and there is no cover charge. Every first Thursday, a writing workshop will be held an hour before the open mic begins, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

ARTIST CALL: Send the Saint Paul Almanac your photos and artwork for the 2014 edition!

(Photo courtesy: Tobechi Tobechukwu)

The Saint Paul Almanac has begun the process of looking for photos and artwork for the 2014 edition! Deadline for photos/artwork is the end of March 2013. We are looking for photos of: original/fresh/new views of old parts of the Saint Paul landscape (eg. State Capitol, bridges, landmarks, etc) • Saint Paul festivals and events (Cinco de Mayo, Grand Old Day, Winter Carnival, flower shows, etc) • Saint Paul parks, zoos, wildlife, nature, seasons, weather, etc. • Saint Paul places (bars, restaurants, museums, art galleries, etc.) • Saint Paul people doing what they do (the Saint Paul Almanac is a diverse project that intentionally seeks out and includes all cultures that live in the city, so be aware that people submissions depicting only white people are less likely to be included).

This November 15th: Click. Contribute. Change your world.

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On Thursday, November 15, every donation you make gives your favorite organizations the chance to win even more money. Please Give to the Max to the Saint Paul Almanac this Thursday. Besides supporting the important work we do to encourage community engagement through the literary arts and showcasing the city we love—Saint Paul, Minnesota—you will: i) have your donation matched dollar for dollar up to $2,500; ii) be able to schedule your giving ahead of time (as in right now!) and iii) enter the Almanac into an hourly drawing to win an extra $1,000 on Give to the Max day!

Visit the 2013 Saint Paul Almanac Exhibit in Lowertown at AZ Gallery and the Black Dog!

A tower of books. Part of the exhibit in the AZ Gallery in Lowertown, Saint Paul.

With an exhibit spanning the AZ Gallery and the Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar in Lowertown, running through September, we celebrate the hot-off-the-press release of the 2013 edition of the Saint Paul Almanac, featuring the work of more than 120 local writers, including Patricia Hampl, J. Otis Powell‽, Margaret Hasse, Mahmoud El-Kati, Sharon Chmielarz, John Minczeski, Ethna McKiernan, Michael Kiesow Moore, Wendy Brown-Baez, and Mike Hazard.

Presenting the 2013 Saint Paul Almanac—our seventh edition!

The 2013 Saint Paul Almanac. Cover art by Andy Singer.

On September 13, 2012, we celebrate the launch of the 2013 Saint Paul Almanac—the indispensable seventh edition of the friendly guidebook to Minnesota’s capital city and Saint Paul’s eclectic community storytelling book of record! This year, the 416-page 2013 Saint Paul Almanac is again available in full color with over 160 photos and illustrations. Our gorgeous, hand-drawn, poster-size, pull-out maps of the City of Saint Paul and Downtown have been newly revised, and this latest edition now includes a pull-out poster of Ta-coumba Aiken’s beautiful illustrations from the Almanac’s Lowertown Reading Jam events.