“Sky Blue Water” Book Release, Rose Street Patisserie, Minneapolis, Date: TBA

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Sky Blue Water

Great Stories for Young Readers

Jay D. Peterson and Collette A. Morgan, Editors, Foreword by Kevin Kling

A one-of-a-kind collection of short stories that celebrates Minnesota’s vibrant storytelling tradition

A collection that embodies passion for fostering literacy in young readers,Sky Blue Water celebrates young adult and intermediate fiction from some of Minnesota’s most beloved and award-winning authors to emerging talents and many more. Featuring primarily never-published stories, this anthology beautifully captures the essence of Minnesota adolescence in twenty short stories and poems.

Book Release Event:
Rose Street Patisserie
2811 W. 43rd St.

7 p.m.

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Kevin Kling Reading at the Slayton Public Library 75th Anniversary, May 27, 2015

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Pen Pals Series, Hopkins Center for the Arts, March 12 & 13, 2015

Friends of the Hennepin County Library is pleased to announce the 18th season of Pen Pals, the highly regarded and longest running literary series in the Twin Cities.

The 2014-15 Pen Pals season offers an eclectic range of presenters from different genres who have collectively written, critiqued or created thousands of books.

• Joyce Carol Oates in conversation with literary critic Michael Dirda: Oct. 2, 2014, 7:30 PM (SOLD OUT)
• Doris Kearns Goodwin: Oct. 23, 2014, 7:30 PM & Oct. 24, 2014, 11 AM (SOLD OUT)
• Kevin Kling: Mar. 12, 2015, 7:30 PM & Mar. 13, 2015, 11 AM (replaced keynote Richard Blanco)
• Jodi Picoult: Apr. 16, 2015, 7:30 PM & Apr. 17, 2015, 11 AM
• Chip Kidd: May 7, 2015, 7:30 PM & May 8, 2015, 11 AM

Individual tickets are $40/$50. Subscribers of 3 or more events save 20%. Additional student and group discounts are available.
Friends of HCL members receive an additional discount of $10 per subscription or $5 per ticket.

All Pen Pals programs are held at the Hopkins Center for the Arts – offering great sound and sight lines throughout the entire house. Located at 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins (just 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis), Hopkins Center for the Arts offers free convenient parking as well as numerous nearby restaurants.

A pre-show reception is held before each performance with complimentary desserts and coffee, music and book sales.
Proceeds from the program benefit Friends of the Hennepin County Library.

Author Reading, Nokomis Library, Minneapolis, November 10, 2014

Nokomis Library
Monday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m.

Kling’s collection of essays, “The Dog Says How,” is full of captivating stories of growing up, traveling the world and relying on the strangeness of others. You will be bowled over by laughter. There will be a 15-minute Q&A session after an hour of storytelling. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Sponsored by Friends of the Nokomis Library.

Nokomis Library
5100 S 34th Ave
Minneapolis, MN

Plum Creek Library, 40th Anniversary, Worthington, MN; September 25, 2014

Help Celebrate Plum Creek’s 40th Anniversary!  

The Plum Creek Library System 1974 – 2014

The public is welcome to attend this program featuring 
Minnesota’s celebrated author, playwright, and performer Kevin Kling, 
sharing his unique humor and insights.

Kevin Kling

Program followed by book signing.

Thursday, September 25th 2014 6:45 PM 
Worthington Event Center 
1447 Prairie Drive, Worthington MN 56187

Please RSVP for the program at your local library of by contacting
the Plum Creek office at 507-376-5803 or by September 24.

The general public is welcome to attend this program, which was funded in whole or in part with money from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


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