Behind the scenes: 2014 Community Editors starting at the beginning

The first 2014 Saint Paul Almanac Community Editors' meeting in the AZ Gallery on October 30th, 2012. (Photo: Dan Tilsen)

"There were about 20 of us, seated at a long table inside AZ Gallery in Lowertown. This first evening, I am always aware of what a mixer this gathering is. Except for a few from last year, these are people I have not met before. The group is recruited and selected in a way that ensures diversity of age, gender, neighborhood, community and level of ability. Last night was the first meeting of the Saint Paul Almanac community editor group and my second season as an editor. When our work is done, we will have helped launch the 2014 (and eighth) edition. It will make its debut next year in September." Lisa Steinmann is a Saint Paul–based writer, teacher, and artist. Her work spans both sides of the Mississippi river and other divides as well.

July 12, 2012 - Soul Sounds Open Mic with IBé Kaba


The Golden Thyme Coffee Café and the Saint Paul Almanac are pleased to announce the sixth "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 sixth "Soul Sounds Open Mic" is presented on Thursday, July 12th, 2012, and features IBé Kaba. 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.