coffee-bars-pollysWelcome to another presentation by the Saint Paul Almanac and Cracked Walnut, featuring readings by the city’s literary talent, including Greg Watson, Nicholas “Nick” Metcalf-Cetanzi (Yellow Hawk), Susan Downing, and Colin McDonald.

Time and Location: 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Polly’s Coffee Cove, 1382 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul.

Admission: Free/donations welcomed, all ages

About the Performers

GREG WATSON’S poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals, including the Seattle Review, Poetry East, and the Tulane Review, and has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. His latest collection is What Music Remains, published by Nodin Press. He lives in the Mac-Groveland area of Saint Paul.

NICOLAS “NICK” METCALF-CETANZI (YELLOW HAWK) writes about his journey, which may be a cautionary tale or a tale of triumph—stay tuned! He also likes to write about the complicated lives of the people and communities he loves. An enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, he has made the Twin Cities his home for more than eighteen years. He still believes in love and is a hopeless romantic. During the day, he is a cog in the wheel of state bureaucracy, and at night, a fantastic ever-loving parent of a teenage son, Hoksicila Cante Ma Yuha (“Child of My Heart”).

SUSAN DOWNING had being a Sidewalk Poetry winner on her bucket list. Writing has long been her hobby, from letters to the editor and doggerel poems for friends’ birthdays, babies, and weddings, to unfinished screenplays. She and her husband recently became empty nesters and are enjoying opportunities to travel.

COLIN MCDONALD is a bookseller and preschool teacher. He writes about reading at

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