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Sunday, August 13, 2017

2017 Northwoods Art and Book Festival Part One:Book Arts

Cook's Notes:
Take the talents of 37 Minnesota authors, mix with assorted titles and genre, spice it up with visitors of all ages, combine with animated literary conversations and book signings, add in a tantalizing program on how to collect family stories and you have a recipe for success. 
It was a glorious day for a festival. Check out this sky.  

With so many books and so many choices book lovers found a little bit of heaven at the 2017 Northwoods Art and Book Festival. 

Here are the talented Minnesota authors who trekked to Hackensack for this event to share and sign their books. Take note of their creative table settings. The photos were taken just before the festival started.
UCC Location
 Kim Kane-non fiction on aging  and gratitude
Kimberlee Bastian-YA historical fiction 
Wanda Bastian-adult fiction 
Laura Hansen-poetry 
Marge Barrett-memoir and poetry
Shirley Greves (pen name) Rosemary Vaughn-romance novel in 3 parts 
Paul Sailer-World War II history (aviation) 
Joel Arnold- YA historical fiction, mystery, horror
Frank Weber-mystery 
Jeanne Cooney-Hot Dish Mystery Series
Candace Simar-historical fiction set in Minnesota
Sharon Harris-Talking Stick Books-Poems and Stories by other Minnesota Writers  
Mike Lein-creative non-fiction 
Faith Sullivan-fiction
Anthony Swann-poetry
Geoffrey Ferster-non fiction current events, International affairs
Mary Knox Johnson-children's books
Pat Dennis-mysteries, memoir, young adult, humor
Marilyn Jax-mystery series
Gene Stark-books on local and rural topics
Mary Claire Lockman-fiction children and young people
Margo Hansen-Christian fiction romance MN late 1800's  
Judith Hendrickson-daily devotional books
Craig Nagel-novels, essays

Meg Corrigan-memoir, novel, devotional
Joe Krogman-John Harwell Mystery Series
Jim Proebstle-historical fiction and non-fiction
Midge Bubany-mystery series
Joanna Dymond-children's animal fiction

Nodin Press (participant in 2017 Northwoods Art and Book Festival ) oversight and was not photographed-owner Norton Stillman 
Since 1967 Nodin Press has been publishing books about Minnesota and the surrounding region. Its extensive backlist catalog includes books about nature, sports, gardening, nostalgia, poetry, memoir and other forms of literature.

Community Building Location
Sherri Majamaki-children's book
Karen Winkleman-Effortless Weight Loss
Mark Munger-Cloquet River Press
Joan Rydberg-Doll Sculpting and book
Roland Martell-military history
Don Housman-children's books and art display
Dawn Rossbach (left) author children's book The Cookie Garden and author Linda Henry (right) The Cookie Garden 

Special Presentation by Faith Sullivan
Now or Never: Capturing Family Stories

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is an incredibly impressive gathering of authors. Sue, did you plan this part of the celebration? Kudos to you if you did.


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