Saint Paul Almanac: Resistance and Resilience, Volume 12 Book Release Party!

Wednesday, September 18, 7:30 p.m.
Securian Financial Club at CHS Field
360 Broadway Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

The entrance is through the VIP gate, located about 40 feet to the left of the main Broadway Street gates. The lobby is through that gate and guests will head up to the 3rd floor.

Signage will direct guests from the main entrance to the VIP gate.

If I found myself exiled to that mythical island where I was allowed only one book, I would take this copy of the Saint Paul Almanac—first for its beauteous and colorful design, second for its wondrous works made of words, and third for the community that created, chose, and found ways to carry this wonder to you, dear reader. The Saint Paul Almanac is beautiful and true; reading it makes me less lonely in the world, gives me hope, and soothes my jangled nerves.

– Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota Poet Laureate

Filled with artwork, poems, history, essays, and more, Saint Paul Almanac: Resistance and Resilience features work by Corva León, Kao Kalia Yang, Thet-Htar Thet, David Mendez, Patricia Kirkpatrick, Thomas LaBlanc, Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Greg Watson, Irna Landrum, Ethna McKiernan, Lisa Yankton, and many others.

Cover art by Kazua Vang

There are stories of grief, anger and injustice as well as stories of love, affirmation, and celebration. There are stories of resistance that inspire us to hope for a more just world. We also noticed a thread of profound resilience: the courage to take a risk, the ability to adapt, the determination to follow one’s dreams, and the spirit of working together. We hope that these stories, poems and artwork will be treasured as representative of the beauty of Saint Paul, as well as where change, inclusion, and healing are still needed.

—Wendy Brown-Baéz

Come listen to your stories.

Saint Paul Almanac: Resistance and Resilience is a collection of essays, memoirs, poems, and visual images that reflect lives and times in our own communities. Read the book—and join the authors, the artists, and your neighbors for reading, listening, and conversation.

Tuesday, September 24 ● 7 p.m.
East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier St, Saint Paul

Wednesday, September 25 ● 7 p.m.
Next Chapter Booksellers
38 Snelling Ave S, Saint Paul

Sunday, September 29 ● 2 p.m.
Flying Pig Thrift
722 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul

Sunday, October 6 ● 2 p.m.
Eggroll Queen Music Cafe
1579 Hamline Ave N, Falcon Heights

Tuesday, October 8 ● 7 p.m.
Black Dog Café
308 E Prince St, Saint Paul

Tuesday, October 15 ● 7 p.m.
SubText Books
6 W Fifth St, Saint Paul

Thursday, October 17 ● 7 p.m.
Amore Coffee
879 Smith Ave S, West Saint Paul

Thursday, October 24 ● 7 p.m.
Eat My Words Bookstore
214 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis

Monday, November 4 ● 7 p.m.
Golden Thyme Coffee & Café
921 Selby Ave, Saint Paul

Tuesday November 12 ● 6 p.m.
Tillie’s Farmhouse
232 Cleveland Ave N, Saint Paul

You are invited to submit work for Almanac 2020!

The Saint Paul Almanac’s annual publication is a collection of work submitted by you and reviewed by a panel of more than two dozen community editors who represent life perspectives and cultural heritages from every community in Saint Paul. Our submissions process is open and waiting for your work right now! Click here to submit.

For more info on submitting: Click here.

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