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Book Geek Bulletin: Of Magic and Mockingbirds

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Local literary magazine Paper Darts is currently accepting submissions for its spring short fiction contest, for which the publication has secured national author Roxanne Gay (Bad Feminist) to judge. Submissions are due by April 15, 2016, and...

From the Stands: DreamHaven Books Is Still Standing

From the Stands is a series that profiles comic book stores around the Twin Cities and talks about their histories, their offerings, and the communities they serve. One of my earliest memories of my “fandom” is going to DreamHaven on Lake Street and gazing longingly at their antique books, my breath fogging up the protective case they sat in. Amongst many first editions and leather-bound volumes of sci fi and horror, there was a section containing early editions of...

Book Geek Bulletin: Book to Film and Film to Book

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, chairman of Minnesota publisher Llewellyn Worldwide—the largest and oldest New Age publisher in the world—passed away November 7, 2015, at the age of 85. Weschcke was the owner of the publishing company since 1961,...

Book Geek Bulletin: Kicking Off the Fall Rush

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Local Lit University of Minnesota English professor Julie Schumacher’s novel Dear Committee Members made the shortlist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. The award has previously been won only by men, but for the first time, all three finalists this year are women. The winner will be announced September 28, 2015....

Reviewing the Indie Author: The Book of Deacon by Joseph Lallo

Welcome to Reviewing the Indie Author, where we look at books by small, self-published authors. The Northern Alliance is a country of unending winter. A wasteland. Joseph Lallo’s The Book of Deacon opens with young Myranda Celeste finding herself in the middle of this tundra, holding on the final few days she has. She lives in the midst of a hundred-year war between the cold north and the warm, dry south; the reason for this war has long been...
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