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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Sinclair Lewis 2014 Writer’s Conference, October 10 & 11, Sauk Centre High School

One of the longest-running, most respected writers’ conferences in the upper Midwest is back in Sauk Centre for its 25th year! The conference has attracted such renowned keynote speakers as Frederick Manfred, Robert Bly, Jon Hassler, Carol Bly, Leif Enger, Bill Holm, Will Weaver, Patricia Hampl, Kevin Kling, Don Shelby, Jim Klobuchar and Gary Paulsen. This year’s keynote speaker is Kevin Kling, distinguished journalist, author, columnist and speaker. Kling will be joined by three other professional writers who will share their writing and marketing expertise:

Kim Ode will discuss the autobiographical poem
Mary Casanova will examine artistic and personal strategies to crafting stories
William Kent Krueger will talk about e-readers and their impact on writers and agents

The day-long gathering will again look at the process of writing as well as selling what you write. The conference is on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Sauk Centre High School auditorium. Cost is $60, including lunch, breaks and a reception following at the Palmer House Hotel. College students and senior citizens may register for $55; high school students may attend for free, but must register and pay $15 for lunch and breaks.

Both beginning and established writers are invited to attend the conference. Participants will have the chance to hear three different presentations, the keynote talk, and a panel discussion during the day.

If you’d like to attend, make your check payable to “Sinclair Lewis Writers Conference” and mail it to Jim Umhoefer; 39336 Wild Rose Ct; Sauk Centre, MN 56378. For conference details, go to or call Jim Umhoefer at 320-429-0825 (evenings).

Kevin Kling at State Fair, Wednesday, August 27, 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Kevin and illustrator Chris Monroe will be reading their “Big Little Mother” at 10:30!

“Telling Our Stories, Life Living Series, 2014″ February 10, 2014, New Ulm, Minnesota

New Ulm Public Library

17 N. Broadway, New Ulm, MN 56073
PH: 507-359-8331

Monday, February 10, 7 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

The library is teaming up with the United Way of the Brown County Area for this year’s Life Living Series, “Telling Our Stories.”

The second event features Minnesotan Kevin Kling, best known for his commentaries on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and his stage shows such as “Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log.” Kling has written a number of books, including “Holiday Inn” and the children’s books “Big Little Mother” and “Big Little Brother.”

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. It is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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“Plymouth Reads, Meet the Author” Event, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014

PLYMOUTHREADS has a Mission! - “To spark conversation, find common ground, and foster learning and discovery in Plymouth by rallying readers around a single book.”

In its fifth year, PLYMOUTHREADS has chosen as this year’s book selection, Holiday Inn, by Kevin Kling.   It “is a romp through a year of holidays.  [It] brings readers into his wonderful world of the skewed and significant mundane.”  Mr. Kling tells stories from his own life that “are not merely delightful. They are surprising, wise and redemptive. He is one of our great national treasures” (Krista Tippett).  As in previous years, Plymouth Library will have extra community copies of the book, contributed by Friends of Plymouth Library.

Meet the Author, Kevin Kling – Literary Night of Primavera, Sunday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. at Plymouth Creek Center.  Mr. Kling will speak and answer questions.  The Bookcase of Wayzata will be present offering Kling’s books for purchase while you enjoy refreshments.

The 2014 program of events also includes (FREE admission to all events):