Perhaps you are wondering, as am I, what a photo of three people on the Crazy Mouse has to do with this post. Please let me know if you come up with anything.
I’m going to be here and there in the next couple of months, giving talks and workshops and signing books and, in between, bumbling about the streets looking for the best diner in town, one with a Formica counter and twirly red Naugahyde seats. Insider tips always welcome.
If you happen to live near any of the below places, I’d love to meet you.
September 24-25 I’ll be at the South Dakota Festival of the Book. I’m giving a workshop on Friday afternoon and a talk on Saturday morning. (Best diner in town, anyone?)
I’ll be doing a reading and giving a talk in east St. Paul, in the Dayton’s Bluff community, on Tuesday, October 5, at 6:30. The event will be held at the Twin Cities Academy.
On Saturday, October 9, I’ll be reading from the aforementioned Bink and Gollie at 1 p.m. at the wondrous Wild Rumpus bookstore in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis.
On Saturday, October 16, I’ll be giving a talk and reading at 1:00 p.m. at the Ortonville Public Library in Ortonville, MN.
Tuesday, October 19 I’ll be giving a reading and talk at 7 p.m. at the Prior Lake Public Library in Prior Lake, Minnesota.
On Saturday, November 6 from 3:30-4:30 I do believe I’ll be talking about writing novels at the Loft in downtown Minneapolis. The Loft is located in one of my favorite buildings of all time, Open Book, and if you haven’t been there it’s worth it just to walk in and up the winding staircase.
Wednesday, November 17, at 7 p.m., I’ll be giving a reading and talk at the Dakota County public library in Apple Valley, Minnesota.
Any interest in writing picture books? You can sign up for my workshop, “The Puzzle of Picture Books,” to be held at the aforementioned Loft on Saturday, November 20, 12:30-4:30.
Whew. That’s a lot of event-type-stuff for someone who doesn’t do much of it. Are you sick of me yet? I can’t blame you. Maybe it’s time for a ride on the Crazy Mouse.