Melissa Wray

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  • 1 year ago | Books

    [Editor's note: The year is coming to an end fast. To celebrate 2014, we'll be revisiting the memorable things that happened with a different topic each week. Stayed tuned for more.]It's been another year of literary goodness in the Twin Cities. I...

  • 1 year ago | Books

    Look smart, give a book this holiday season. We all have readers in our lives. The following is a list of seven local books (meaning, local publishers or local authors) published in 2014 for every type of book-lover on your list...

  • 2 years ago | Books

    It's almost here: The Minnesota Book Awards gala happens this Saturday. Every year, a large pool of nominees is announced, and, from that list, four finalists from each of the eight categories are chosen. The categories are: Children's Literature,...

  • 2 years ago | Books

    This year has been a solid-gold one for the literary scene, bringing in collaborative projects, audience engagement, star-studded showcases, and, of course, fabulous literature to the good old Twin Cities. Let's take a moment to set aside our mode...

  • 3 years ago | Art

    What happens when art and literature collide? A lot, according to "A Storefront for Storytellers," a brand-new partnership between Paper Darts and SooLOCAL. For the ongoing event, Paper Darts has brought together over 25 organizations and artists ...

  • 3 years ago | Books

    At last, summer is starting to creep its warm-temperature tendrils around us, thawing our cold Minnesotan winter hearts. This weekend, if the weather cooperates, many of us will be taking a trip to the lake, biking along the river, or maybe even s...


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