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Saint Paul Almanac – winning awards and building communities through the arts!

Saint Paul Almanac: Newsletter for October 24, 2019

We have three Saint Paul Almanac Readings coming up! Hope you can make it.  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...

Saint Paul Almanac – winning awards and building communities through the arts!

Saint Paul Almanac: Newsletter for October 11, 2019

Lots of Saint Paul Almanac events are coming up in the next days! Enjoy meeting our new executive editor—and keep reading for opportunities to write, read, and get together.  WELCOME CAROLYN HOLBROOK SAINT PAUL ALMANAC VOLUME 13 EXECUTIVE EDITOR   A...

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...

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...

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 ♦...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.★...

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.

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

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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