Minnesota Writers

Penumbra Theatre

Abby Swafford and Devery Fairbanks both live in Bemidji and both answered the call to submit their unique perspectives on American life to the Penumbra Theatre's My America writing contest.  They stopped by the KBXE studio to talk about the experience of becoming a finalist in the statewide competition.  Click on the link to hear the conversation! 

John Bauer

Minnesota artist Courtney Yasmineh started writing songs in her teens. Now, a few decades later, she's traveling the world as a singer, songwriter, and now, novelist. It's a long way from finding her way through a difficult childhood to a successful career as an artist, but Courtney's making it happen.

Erin Marsh is a poet whose soon-to-be released poetry compilation is titled Disability Isn't Sexy.  She stopped by the station to talk about her poetry and living with a disability.  Erin will read selections from her manuscript at 7pm this evening at Anytime Fitness in Bemidji as part of the Watermark Art Center's First City Poetry Reads program.   Click on the the link to learn more about Erin and hear her read some of her poems! 

paintedsaints.net

Music fuses with literature this Thursday at the Grand Rapids Area Library when Minnesota Book Award Winners Melanie Hoffert, Margi Preus, and Matt Rasmussen join forces with the musical stylings of Ipsifendus Collective.  The public is invited to check out this unique experience Thursday, September 14th at 7pm.