Our mission is primarily accomplished through collaborative decision making in publication activities, readings, and mentorships that develop, showcase, and honor local voices.

Publishing and Exhibition

  • We publish the annual Saint Paul Almanac compendium and travel guide filled with stories, poems, and artwork related to the city. Five-time award-winning—now in its tenth edition.
  • We organize an annual contest for visual artists whose works appear in the Almanac. 
  • We publish chapbooks and trade paperbacks (Ramsey County Corrections, Vision Loss Resource Center) for organizations to celebrate their work.
  • We launched Storymobile in June 2014 and Storymobile 2.0 in 2016. Residents write, film, and speak their stories with help from professional writers: archived at SPPL.

Performance

  • We host our “Almanac Literary Festival” in partnership with Cracked Walnut. Almanac authors read their work.
  • We host the Lowertown Reading Jam Series.

Education

  • Community editor project21 diverse community editors choose what goes into the Almanac and learn writing and publishing skills.
  • Writing workshops in schools, jails, libraries, and other local organizations.