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Rondo: Beyond the Pavement Film Screening

Documentary filmed by Rondo youth shares the voices of a thriving Saint Paul neighborhood torn apart by the I-94 corridor Contact: Clarence White clarence@saintpaulalmanac.org 612-267-9036 SAINT PAUL (Sept. 17, 2018) – Saint Paul Almanac, in partnership with Saint...

Your Stories, Poetry, Art & Photos  in New Saint Paul Almanac Book

Your Stories, Poetry, Art & Photos in New Saint Paul Almanac Book

Contact: Clarence White clarence@saintpaulalmanac.org 612-267-9036 SAINT PAUL (Sept. 8, 2018) – It’s that time again! Saint Paul Almanac is gearing up to publish its twelfth edition of the Saint Paul Almanac. We are looking for your stories, poetry, art, and photos of...

Storymobile to Collect State Fair Stories at the Minnesota State Fair

Storymobile to Collect State Fair Stories at the Minnesota State Fair

Contact: Clarence White clarence@saintpaulalmanac.org 612-267-9036 SAINT PAUL (Aug 4, 2018) Do you have a favorite State Fair story? Something memorable? Something emotional? A love story? A funny fair story? On Read & Ride Day, Wednesday, August 29, from 9–5...

8 Seasons of Art: A Black Arts Story.

Saint Paul Almanac is pleased to support Saint Paul filmmaker Phillip McGraw’s documentary 8 Seasons of Art: A Black Arts Story. 8 Seasons of Art is a groundbreaking story about the Black arts community in Minnesota. The “8” in the title represents infinite creativity...

ALMANAC ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST EVER ALUM PARTY BASH!

ALMANAC ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST EVER ALUM PARTY BASH!

The Saint Paul Almanac Celebrates Our Stories with Fest, Feedback, and Fun SAINT PAUL (May 18, 2018) The Saint Paul Almanac will hold its first ever Alum Party Bash to celebrate its rich and esteemed community of writers and artists as well as to listen to the hopes,...

Golden Thyme Café Jam

Golden Thyme Café Jam

Golden Thyme Café 921 Selby Avenue Saint Paui, MN 55104 Friday, June 8, 6:30 p.m. JOIN THE SAINT PAUL ALMANAC FOR A PANEL DISCUSSION MODERATED BY KEMET IMHOTEP Out of the Mouths of Millennials Millennials express themselves with their voices. Yet their voices are too...

Lowertown Reading Jam: “In the Spirit of Our Mothers”

Lowertown Reading Jam: “In the Spirit of Our Mothers”

Amoke Kubat and the Saint Paul Almanac present the Lowertown Reading Jam: “In the Spirit of Our Mothers” Featured writers include: Amoke Kubat ♦ Fayise Abrahim ♦ Jasmine Boudah The Lowertown Reading Jam will be presented on Wednesday, April 25, 2018,...

Final batch of IMPRESSIONS broadsides hits the rails!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]See Poetry and Art on Trains, Buses, and Transit Kiosks and Our Online Store! Clarence White clarence@saintpaulalmanac.org 612-267-9036 SAINT PAUL (December 8, 2017) – The Saint Paul Almanac and its partners in the IMPRESSIONS...

IMPRESSIONS to Release Final Set of Broadsides

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Poetry and Art Make Their Last Trip Around the Track Clarence White clarence@saintpaulalmanac.org 612-267-9036 SAINT PAUL (November 15, 2017) The Saint Paul Almanac will celebrate the last sextet of local poets and local visual...

IT’S GIVE TO THE MAX!

IT’S GIVE TO THE MAX!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="22505" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]We don’t ask much. Heck, we don’t ask enough. Maybe it is because so many ask so often. Even though these asks are necessary, it sometime takes the heart out of...

Saint Paul Almanac Announces Two Public Saint Paul Listening Sessions

Saint Paul Almanac Announces Two Public Saint Paul Listening Sessions

Contact: Clarence White clarence@saintpaulalmanac.org 612-267-9036 SAINT PAUL (September 26, 2017) – The Saint Paul Almanac will hold two Listening Sessions with community members, long-term partnering organizations, and possible new partnering organizations. We want...

IMPRESSIONS Releases Six New Fall Broadsides

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Fall Colors and Sounds Come with Broadsides on Metro Trains and Buses! Clarence White, clarence@saintpaulalmanac.org 612-267-9036 SAINT PAUL (Sept 1, 2017) The brilliance continues with IMPRESSIONS artists and writers as Saint Paul...

Sid Carlson White Talks on Story, Place, Understanding and The Almanac

Sid Carlson White Talks on Story, Place, Understanding and The Almanac

I met Sid Carlson White when he was 12 years old and already enthusiastic about the Saint Paul Almanac. At age 14, he joined our Community Editor group and began contributing his literary skills and knowledge to the circle of editors.  The influence he left on the...

IMPRESSIONS Releasing Six New Broadsides June 1

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Saint Paul Almanac’s Flashing Poetry and Art in the Twin Cities Summer Sun! Clarence White clarence@saintpaulalmanac.org 612-267-9036 SAINT PAUL (May 1, 2017) Meet the Summer IMPRESSIONS artists and writers on Thursday, June 1, at 7...

Announcing the Eleventh Saint Paul Almanac: On a Collected Path

Announcing the Eleventh Saint Paul Almanac: On a Collected Path

Release Party April 6, 2017 at the Black Dog! Contact: Clarence White clarence@saintpaulalmanac.org 612-267-9036 SAINT PAUL (February 23, 2017) –The Saint Paul Almanac will hold a release party for the latest edition of the Saint Paul Almanac: On a Collected Path at...

IMPRESSIONS: First Six Broadsides and the Poets and Artists here!

IMPRESSIONS: First Six Broadsides and the Poets and Artists here!

In partnership with Metro Transit, Intersection, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge, the Almanac is bringing together the work of 24 local writers and 24 local artists with our new project, IMPRESSIONS. Each broadside is a unique...

IMPRESSIONS to Launch with Party Near Green Line Terminus

IMPRESSIONS to Launch with Party Near Green Line Terminus

Poetry and Art Travel Around the Twin Cities! Clarence White, clarence@saintpaulalmanac.org 612-267-9036 SAINT PAUL (January 31, 2017) The Saint Paul Almanac is ready to share the stunning work of the first six local poets and six local visual artists whose work will...

IMPRESSIONS Finalists

IMPRESSIONS Finalists

The IMPRESSIONS Project Picks 24 Local Artists to Create Images Inspired by Poets Artists and Poets Paired for Veritable Moving Gallery of Words and Images   Clarence White, clarence@saintpaulalmanac.org 612-267-9036 SAINT PAUL (December 17, 2016) The Saint Paul...

Dakota Writers Speak to Presence

Dakota Writers Speak to Presence

Colleen Casey, Lisa Yankton and the Saint Paul Almanac present the Lowertown Reading Jam: “Dakota Writers Speak to Presence” Featured writers include: Colleen Casey ♦ Rosetta Peters ♦ Richard Merlin Johnson Jr. ♦ Lonna Stevens Hunter ♦ Nicholas “Cetanzi” Metcalf ♦...

Help Us Publish Our 2017 Saint Paul Almanac

Help Us Publish Our 2017 Saint Paul Almanac

Help Us Publish Our 2017 Saint Paul Almanac Saint Paul Almanac needs $10,000 more to publish our next Saint Paul Almanac book in April 2017. Can you help us? Please take a moment to make a donation in support of our Saint Paul Almanac. This is one of those things that...

The Lowertown Reading Jam Returns

The Lowertown Reading Jam Returns

The Lowertown Reading Jam Returns to the Black Dog with Irna Landrum’s “A World Without End, Amen”   Contact: Clarence White, clarence@saintpaulalmanac.org 612-267-9036 SAINT PAUL (September 22, 2016) October marks the return of the popular Lowertown Reading...

Saint Paul Almanac Announces Call for Artists for IMPRESSIONS

Saint Paul Almanac Announces Call for Artists for IMPRESSIONS

Your Art Can Ride Transit Contact: Clarence White, clarence@saintpaulalmanac.org 612-267-9036 SAINT PAUL (September 16, 2016) – Saint Paul Almanac is moving into the second phase of its IMPRESSIONS project, bringing the works of local artists and poets to transit....

The English Language Class

The English Language Class

To begin again after seventy, to change

from fluent Amharic, Ukrainian, Russian
to I speak a little English,

TWISP | This Week In Saint Paul: Monday, November 2nd – Sunday, November 8th, 2015

TWISP | This Week In Saint Paul: Monday, November 2nd – Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Each week, I share some great things to do in this great town. We have some great ways to connect with our neighbors and friends and what it means to be in Saint Paul. They are suggestions. It is great if you can do some of them, but sometimes life is just too busy. But there is one thing I really urge you to do if you live in Saint Paul on Tuesday. VOTE!

Celebrating Ten Years of the Saint Paul Almanac!

Celebrating Ten Years of the Saint Paul Almanac!

Saint Paul Almanac celebrates its first decade with a grand book release party for its new literary collection, Saint Paul Almanac: A Ten-Year Retrospective. (Aug. 5, 2015) SAINT PAUL—The Saint Paul Almanac will celebrate its first decade of annual publications in its...

My Como Zoo Funeral

My Como Zoo Funeral

I want mini donuts at my funeral
nothing fancy, just a van
owned by a retired couple
who won’t skimp on the sugar
and for the kids, all-you-can-ride wristbands.

I Only Wanted Chicken

I Only Wanted Chicken

I always like to think about the fun one could have around the late 1960s. We could dance the night away. The clubs you could go to if you wanted to dress up or dress down.

A Garden That Changes

A Garden That Changes

Even though it seems like the economy has gone through the wrong tunnel, we as a community have to keep going through the right tunnel. We come together as one, to a place where everyone can pitch in and get something in return.

Respite

Respite

Skin flakes like the brown earth.
The grass, each small and singular strand,
lies listless, without hope.

Bratz

Bratz

A HALE FELLOW with a flair for retail, Todd Romocky grills, listens, hustles, grins. “I’ve been a meat-cutter for the past twenty years.

Lowertown Reading Jam 2014-2015: “Dakota Writers Speak to Presence: Honoring the 38+2”

Lowertown Reading Jam 2014-2015: “Dakota Writers Speak to Presence: Honoring the 38+2”

On the 152nd anniversary of the largest mass execution in the history of the United States: the hanging of thirty-eight Dakota men in Mankato for their role in the U.S. Dakota War, contemporary Dakota writers speak to Presence. We speak several generations after the U.S. Dakota War and the United States government’s expulsion of Dakota from Minnesota. We speak, even as we are often erased or misrepresented in mainstream media and culture. We are here. Please join us as we reflect, remember, and share.

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, December 1–Sunday, December 7, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, December 1–Sunday, December 7, 2014

Did I see you last week at one of the amazing happenings in Saint Paul? Okay, maybe we were just too busy to cross paths, or maybe I was enjoying my mom’s food way too much, or maybe we just didn’t look up from one of the grooves we were in while an artist or two was laying it down for us. Yes, we are busy, but maybe this week we can catch some friends along this artists’ way.

Ironic Meetings of Ghosts at the Irish Fair of Minnesota on Saint Paul’s Harriet Island

Ironic Meetings of Ghosts at the Irish Fair of Minnesota on Saint Paul’s Harriet Island

The Irish Fair’s site along the pewter-gray, spreading Mississippi beneath downtown Saint Paul on the ample greensward of Harriet Island is majestic and invites celebration. The bustling and music-crammed Irish Fair with its snowy canvas tents, its black-tinted signposts, and plentiful green turf offers an Ireland of the mind to its visitors.

Lowertown Reading Jam 2014-2015: “The Crooked Rib?!”

Lowertown Reading Jam 2014-2015: “The Crooked Rib?!”

Wednesday, November 26, Nimo Farah presents “The Crooked Rib?!” at the Lowertown Reading Jam!
The Saint Paul Almanac is pleased to announce the premier performance in its 2014–2015 season of acclaimed Lowertown Reading Jams, which celebrate the rich literary history of Minnesota’s capital city and the widely popular genre of spoken word.

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, November 24–Sunday, November 30, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, November 24–Sunday, November 30, 2014

Yes, it’s winter, several weeks early. In honor of an early winter, I won’t make you stand here freezing for long. We’ll get right to the business of art and literature and culture. Also, since we haven’t the sanity to avoid this weather, maybe I can help infuse a little sanity into your holiday plans.

November 13th, 2014 – Soul Sounds Open Mic – with Lisa Brimmer

November 13th, 2014 – Soul Sounds Open Mic – with Lisa Brimmer

Nov. 13th – Lisa Brimmer is a poet and playwright residing in Minneapolis, MN. In 2009, she attended the Juniper Summer Writers Institute week long workshop with Dara Weir. Brimmer was a fellow through the Given’s Foundation of African American Literature in 2009 and worked with Ishmael Reed, E. Ethelbert Miller, and Laurie Carlos.

The Vagabonds of Children’s Hospital

The Vagabonds of Children’s Hospital

I wake up from a deeply sedated sleep; I am scared. I don’t understand my surroundings, nor how I arrived here. I search for a glimpse of familiarity, the eyes of my loving mother, my adoring father’s warm hands. There they are. They tell me they have not left my side in two days. I have given everyone quite a scare. Bacterial tracheitis killed numerous children in 1980. I was among the first in the state to survive. As a mother now, I can almost understand the terror that my parents felt those first forty-eight hours.

2015 Saint Paul Almanac Literary Festival

2015 Saint Paul Almanac Literary Festival

Featuring writers published in the 2015 Saint Paul Almanac reading their poems & stories in venues around the city.  Events are free and open to all ages.

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, September 15–Sunday 21, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, September 15–Sunday 21, 2014

Our neighbors are fabulous and brought that to Thursday’s book release party, as they do to everything Saint Paul. Even though the festiveness of the summer weather is escaping, our warmth and energy were enough to make it a great gathering.

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, September 8–Sunday 14, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, September 8–Sunday 14, 2014

It’s the week for the 2015 Saint Paul Almanac“To the Nines” Book Release Party at The Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar. We are glad you are with us this week. We hope to see you in Lowertown for the party, and a few other places, even if it’s just in your heart.

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, September 1–Sunday 7, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, September 1–Sunday 7, 2014

The Minnesota State Fair is something that draws a lot of people into Saint Paul. It makes traveling up Snelling Avenue a challenge, but there is something about the trail of vehicles that delights me with wonder—wonder about who is in those cars, who is part of the parade streaming into the gates, pausing at the cotton candy stand outside, in what part of the state their travels began that day, or even if they live in Minnesota.

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, August 25–Sunday 31, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, August 25–Sunday 31, 2014

The Minnesota State Fair is in full swing. The throngs are just part of the spectacular fest. There are lots of opportunities for art, whether it is the music, the 4H building art competition, seed art, or the juried art show, and more. Don’t forget, there is one more day to join fellow artists of every skill level for the The Sixth Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out on Tuesday, August 26.

2015 Saint Paul Almanac on Sale

Ninth edition of unique guidebook to Minnesota's capital city The 2015 Saint Paul Almanac:★ is dedicated to Saint Paul educator, administrator and activist, Yusef Mgeni and to the memory of Kenneth Tilsen, a Saint Paul civil rights attorney and mentor to many.★...

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, August 18–Sunday 24, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, August 18–Sunday 24, 2014

I have noticed the State Fairgrounds getting busier and busier. Folks have been breaking in the place and the anticipation is enough to stave off the pangs that come with the last gasp of summer. Over the next two weeks, a lot of people, young and old, will be back to school. Something will be different, soon, if nothing else than a temporary reprise from the change of scenery staving off the fits of boredom that visit youngsters and some of us grownups who insist to a parent or caretaker, “There’s nothing to do!”

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, August 11,–Sunday 17, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, August 11,–Sunday 17, 2014

The most important thing you do this week is something that is happening on Tuesday, August 12, all over Saint Paul at a place close to you. In fact, it is happening all over Minnesota. It is primary election day. In spite of the many efforts to encroach on voting rights, Minnesota still remains one of the less problematic places to exercise that legal and moral entitlement.

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, August 4,–Sunday 10, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, August 4,–Sunday 10, 2014

We have about a month of summer left. Folks who bring us all the State Fair fun have been breaking in the fairgrounds and getting ready for the great get-together. The summer has not been lazy for a lot of us, especially the young people who have been pedaling around Storymobile, which has been a great way for us to meet even more neighbors than we’ve collected through the years of publishing the Saint Paul Almanac.

The Welcoming Energy of Lowertown

The Welcoming Energy of Lowertown

  The final stop on the new Green line light rail in Saint Paul is historic lowertown: easy to get to, very walkable, and connected by the Morgan, Bruce Vento, and Gateway bike trails. Originally called “Lowertown landing,” the port was the first point of access...

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, July 28–Sunday, August 3, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, July 28–Sunday, August 3, 2014

We are marking the days until the second Thursday of September, the same Thursday each year on which we hold one of the best parties in Lowertown. It is the Release Party for the 2015 Saint Paul Almanac, and it will, again, be a very fun night at the Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, July 14–Sunday, July 20, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, July 14–Sunday, July 20, 2014

Storymobile continues to roll through town and people continue to flock to it—not quite like the ice cream truck, but with more focus and sincerity… and you don’t have to ask Mom or Dad for money before Storymobile rolls by. We have young people pedalling hard to keep up with all of your stories. And Saint Paul’s arts community is giving us a lot to keep us busy, making new stories as we remember the old ones.

Saint Paul Almanac Book Release Party

Saint Paul Almanac Book Release Party

The Saint Paul Almanac is a literary organization that creates opportunities for understanding, learning, and building relationships through sharing people's stories.For Immediate ReleaseJuly 10, 2014 - Join us for "To the Nines," a Book Launch Celebration for the...

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, July 7–Sunday, July 13, 2014

This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, July 7–Sunday, July 13, 2014

I am already feeling nostalgic for summer, for some good reasons and for reasons that are, well, the sepia-colored-glasses type of recalling. We sure have had our share of rain, and like life, sometimes that rain brings flooding and other disaster. Maybe it’s time to...

Soul Sounds Open Mic 4th quarter events announced

Soul Sounds Open Mic 4th quarter events announced

The Golden Thyme Coffee Café and the Saint Paul Almanac are pleased to announce the “Soul Sounds Open Mic,” hosted by Tish Jones! Every Thursday from 6 p.m.–8 p.m., first Thursdays also see a special writing workshop at 5 p.m. All ages are welcome, and there is no cover charge. This is a listing of the 4th quarter events in 2013.

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

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

Be among the first to own the eighth edition of the award-winning Saint Paul Almanac on Thursday, September 12, 2013! Come to our launch party for the 2014 Saint Paul Almanac on Thursday September 12th, 2013 at 7 p.m. til late. Hear 2014 Almanac authors read their work, check out the opening of our month-long art exhibit, and listen to live music!  The launch party will takes 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. Food and refreshments available. All are welcome. No cover. Donations gratefully accepted.

June 13th, 2013: Launch party for Rondo Arts and Cultural Business District

June 13th, 2013: Launch party for Rondo Arts and Cultural Business District

Come join the World Cultural Heritage Development Partners for the launch of the Rondo Arts and Cultural Business District, highlighting African American Businesses on the Green Line’s Central Corridor (University Avenue in Saint Paul), and to celebrate the Elder Kofi Bobby Hickman Banner (now hanging on the site of the future Old Home Plaza development)—an Irrigate Project of the Saint Paul Almanac.

The Sunrise

The Sunrise

The sunrise hits the roof,
and turns it into peaches.

December 26th, 2012: Dakota Writers Speak to Presence

December 26th, 2012: Dakota Writers Speak to Presence

On the 150th anniversary of the largest mass execution in the history of the United States—the hanging of 38 Dakota men in Mankato for their role in the U.S. Dakota Conflict—and in the 150 anniversary year of the Dakota conflict, Dakota writers speak to Presence. Although our presence is often erased or misrepresented in mainstream media, we are here. Join us as we reflect, remember and share. Featuring Nick Metcalf, Monique Leith (reading poems by her grandpa Ron Leith), Richard Merlin Johnson Jr., Terri Yellowhammer, Colleen Casey, and Lisa Yankton.

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

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

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.

Sept–Nov 2012: Readings from the new 2013 Saint Paul Almanac

Sept–Nov 2012: Readings from the new 2013 Saint Paul Almanac

FINAL THREE READINGS ON NOVEMBER 3RD, 12TH, AND 19TH! The Saint Paul Almanac Readings series takes place from September to November 2012, in coffee bars around the city, featuring writers who were published in the 2013 Saint Paul Almanac reading their poems and stories. Events are free and all ages. Copies of the new 2013 Saint Paul Almanac will be available for purchase at the readings.

Sept 13, 2012: Join us at the 2013 Saint Paul Almanac Book Release Party!

Sept 13, 2012: Join us at the 2013 Saint Paul Almanac Book Release Party!

We’ll celebrate in the AZ Gallery, Black Dog Café, and Clouds in Water Zen Center. All are welcome as 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. Thursday, Sept 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 308 Prince Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101.

Dec 14: Join Tata Diego for a ride on the Almanac Train!

Dec 14: Join Tata Diego for a ride on the Almanac Train!

Come and hear some great advice and get hands-on help with finalizing your poetry, fiction and nonfiction writing for publication in the 2013 edition of the Saint Paul Almanac. Our deadline for submissions for the 2013 Almanac is December 15th, but if you come to our workshop, we’ll give you another two weeks to mop your vowels, iron your nouns, and polish your prepositions—before submitting your finished work to the Almanac by December 31st. The conductor of our Almanac Train (chuckle) is Almanac community editor Diego Vázquez.

OCT 23: Our Sweet Potato Sister: Celebrating the life and writings of Deb Torraine

OCT 23: Our Sweet Potato Sister: Celebrating the life and writings of Deb Torraine

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23TH from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), SteppingStone Theater, 55 Victoria Street North, St. Paul, MN 55104. It’s a free *event. Spread the word to people you know who knew Deb! *Donations accepted for the Deb Torraine Scholarship Fund for young adults. Please join us to celebrate all things Deb! A colorful and entertaining mosaic of what speaks, sings, delights in all thing… Deb! An evening of short stories, poetry, and spiritual muse set to music, dance and visual reflections of all things… Deb! She would say… “People got to Eat.” So food and refreshments above all things… Deb! Dessert potluck follows the event! We’re making sweet potato pie and stuff. You make whatever you love. And bring it.

Saint Paul Almanac Readings, coming to a coffee bar near you…

Saint Paul Almanac Readings, coming to a coffee bar near you…

The Saint Paul Almanac Readings series takes place from September to November, in coffee bars around the city, featuring writers who were published in the 2012 Saint Paul Almanac reading their poems and stories. Venues include Ginkgo Coffeehouse, Fresh Grounds, Polly’s Coffee Cove, Cahoots Coffee Bar, Common Good Books, Grumpy Steve’s, Mad Hatter Coffee Cafe and Teahouse, The EDGE Coffee House, Jerabek’s New Bohemian Coffeehouse and Bakery, Amore Coffee, and Groundswell Coffee.

2012 Almanac book release events in September: Fundraiser (8th) & Party (15th)

2012 Almanac book release events in September: Fundraiser (8th) & Party (15th)

FUNDRAISER: Thursday, Sept. 8, 6:30-8 p.m., AZ Gallery, 308 Prince Street, Lowertown. Readers: Poet Laureate Carol Connolly, Nimo Farah, Kofi Bobby Hickman and Patrick Coleman. Free book, hors d’oeuvres, wine. Help build our literary campfire! Suggested contributions: Match $50, Log $100, Flame $250, Smore $500. BOOK RELEASE PARTY: Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. at Black Dog Cafe, Clouds in Water Zen Center, and AZ Gallery, 308 Prince Street, Lowertown. Free. Readers: Poet Laureate Carol Connolly, Kofi Bobby Hickman, Patrick Coleman with Molly Culligan, Michael Teffera, Saymoukda Vongsa, Sharon M. Day, and Louis Alemayehu.

Feb 14th: Dr. Goddess Takes Saint Paul

Feb 14th: Dr. Goddess Takes Saint Paul

This February 14th, the Saint Paul Almanac welcomes Dr. Goddess to Saint Paul at 6:30 p.m. at Arnellia’s at 1183 University Avenue West, Saint Paul. Dr. Goddess (Kimberly C. Ellis) will star in a 15 character, one-woman show about a young urban woman’s journey into academia. A comedy, grounded in engaging social commentary, this witty show uses dramatic monologues, poetry, music, and African, jazz, Hip Hop dance and sketch comedy. If her uncle, August Wilson, were in the audience, he’d be as proud as the Saint Paul Almanac to sponsor this community-building event.

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