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Read-Aloud with Tim Cochrane Cochrane debuts The Mystery of Mary Bruneau: and Other Untold Isle Royale Stories

Grand Marais, MN, December 5, 2023 — Tim Cochrane, local author of Making the Carry: The Lives of John and TchiKi-Wis Linklater, will join the Grand Marais Library for a read aloud. Meet some colorful characters from his draft manuscript, The Mystery of Mary Bruneau: and Other Untold Isle Royale Stories. The event will take place on December 15, from 6 – 7:30 PM.

Tim has recently submitted this draft for publication at The University of Minnesota Press, and is excited to debut excerpts about the forgotten people and events at Isle Royale in the 19th and early 20th centuries. For the program, Mr. Cochrane will contextualize his book, read about a few interesting folks from his research, and take questions from the audience.

Superintendent at the Grand Portage National Monument for twenty years, Mr. Cochrane worked closely with the Grand Portage Band of Anishinaabeg and the tribal council. His books include A Good Boat Speaks for Itself: Isle Royale Fishermen and Their Boats, Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais: Early Accounts of the Anishinaabeg and the North Shore Fur Trade, and Minong: The Good Place—Ojibwe and Isle Royale. Linda LeGarde Grover, author of Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong, has described Cochrane’s Making the Carry as “well-researched and touching.”

Come and immerse yourself in a past that we risk losing our forebears in forever, if not for storytellers like Tim Cochrane. Free and open to the public. All ages. Come early for the closest seating.

Grand Marais Public Library’s mission is to increase knowledge, inspire creativity, remove barriers, and build community across Cook County. We now host a monthly poetry workshop with the next on Wednesday, December 13, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Led by Grand Marais librarian Ryan Leng, this workshop will include a presentation on meter and rhyme, in addition to exercises and peer review of attendees’ poems. Attendees should bring their draft poems to share, as well as notepaper. For more information, call the library at 218-387-1140, or visit us online at grandmaraislibrary.org.

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