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Drury Lane Books in Downtown Grand Marais Announces 2023 Author Talks and Meet & Greet Schedule

Kimberly Soenen,

Stop by Drury Lane Books, 12 Wisconsin Street, Grand Marais, Minnesota to hear regional authors read from their new books and share their thoughts about the writing process. Bring your questions! Book sign­ings follow every discussion. All events at Drury Lane Books are free and open to the public.

*All Author Talks take place at 6:00pm- 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.


April 29 National Independent Bookstore Day – Lorna Landvik at *1:00-2:30pm

May 20 Linda LeGarde Grover – The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives at *11:00am- 1:00pm

June 2 Lynette Reini-Grandell– Wild Things: A Trans- Glam-Punk-Rock Love Story

June 17 Randy Hargesheimer – The Superior Hiking Trail Sto­ry: The Trek Continues

July 15 Cary Griffith – Killing Monarchs: A Sam Rivers Mystery

August 12 Larry Weber – 365 Days of Northern Nature: Backyard Almanac

August 19 David Mura – The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself

September 2 Nancy Carlson Meet & Greet at *11:00am-1:00pm

September 2 Pamela Carter Joern – To­by’s Last Resort

September 16 Bart Sutter – So Surprised to Find You Here: Poems

September 30 Peter Kero – Minescapes Reclaiming Minnesota’s Mined Lands

October 7 Jean E. Pendziwol and Todd Stewart Meet & Greet – Skating Wild on an Inland Sea at *11:00am-1:00pm

October 14 Jeremy Norton – Trauma Sponges: Dispatches from the Scarred Heart of Emer­gency Response

October 20 Molly Beth Griffin and Meleck Davis Meet and Greet – Big Leaf at *11:00am-1:00pm

October 21 Polly Carlson Voiles and Consie Powell Meet and Greet – Star Party at *11:00am-1:00pm

December 2 Craig Blacklock – Light­waves

December 9 Paul Bogard – End of Night

Find more details at https://drurylanebooks.indielite.org/author-talks  


National Independent Booksellers Day

Saturday, April 29th

Live Music, Author Lorna Landvik

and Treats All Day

Full Moon Reading

Friday, May 5


WTIP Wins Six Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Eric Sevareid Awards

Grand Marais, Minn., April 3, 2023 – WTIP North Shore Community Radio has received six awards in the small-market media catego­ry at the 2023 Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association Awards.

Following are the locally produced pieces ac­knowledged at the MBJA ceremony in Min­neapolis on April 1:

Investigative Journalism – First Place: “WTIP and MN Dept of Health investiga­tion finds no evidence for brain cancer clus­ter in Cook County,” written and produced by Joe Friedrichs

Series – First Place: “It Happens Here: The Roots of Racial Inequity on the North Shore,” written and produced by Staci Drouillard and co-hosted by Leah Lemm

Writing for Broadcast – First Place: “Notes from Reservation River – The Best Dog in the World,” written by Jess Koski and pro­duced by Staci Drouillard

Soft Feature – First Place: “The Silence Family in a Sea of Green,” written and pro­duced by Will Moore

Photo Journalism – Award of Merit: “Be­yond the Canoe – Superior Swimmers,” video and audio by Matthew Baxley

Soft Feature – Award of Merit: “Steger’s Ice Ball sparks stories and celebration on the edge of the BWCA,” written and pro­duced by Barbara Jean Meyers

The Eric Sevareid Awards are named for the North Dakota-born and University of Minne­sota-educated journalist best known for his work as a correspondent for CBS Radio and Television. Each year, the MBJA presents awards to the best work done by broadcast news operations and journalists working in small, medium and large markets in our six-state region on radio, television and online. The distinguished panel of judges is made up of journalists and educators who live outside of Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Iowa and Nebraska to help ensure impartiality.

WTIP is an independent, community station that serves the North Shore of Lake Superior. To listen to the award-winning features and learn more about WTIP’s efforts, visit wtip.org.

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