Join me and my fellow author Jenny Pavlovic at this special event one of my personal favorite days, Friday the 13th! We’ll both be at the School House, reading excerpts from “Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss” and “8 State Hurricane Kate,” respectively.
A fun bit of trivia: Author Mary Logue, who is headlining the event, was once a Loft Literary Center writing teacher/editor of mine (in the late 1980s), whose guidance led me to win First Place for Extended Fiction in the Powderhorn Writers Festival for an excerpt from my book, a novel titled “The Distance Between Two Points.” I’m very excited to see her again after all these years and thank her profusely for her early encouragement! —Sid

Historic Stockholm School House 7pm

Admission $5
Authors Pete Hautman, Mary Logue, John Graber & friends along with musician Nicolas Kees will take you on a rollicking romp of reading as you taste wine and cheese under the stars. There will be non-alcoholic and kids drinks on hand. This casual evening is a great way to connect with both writers and dog lovers. A great start to a great weekend in Stockholm.

Bandstand Events in the Park 10am-6pmAdmission $3. If planning to bring your dog please see guidlines. {download guidelines/waiver here}

10:00 Pat Kessler of WCCO TV along with Rupert and Shelby will open with a welcome.
10:15 “Blessing of the Pups”
10:30 Cooking healthy for your dog
11:15 Showcase first adoptable pup
11:20 Student Reading
11:30 Showcase second adoptable pup
11:35 Pet tricks and pet singing
11:45 Music by The Ditchlilies
12:30 “Smarty Paws” Dog Parade and Contest (costume optional)
1:00 Captain Crunch the Buffalo County Police dog will demonstrate his work
1:30 Music by The Ditchlilies
2:15 Captain Crunch the Buffalo County Police dog will demonstrate his work
2:55 Showcase third adoptable pup
3:00 Open reading and music with dog-related theme
3:45 Authors reading from the books, which will be on display and for sale
4:15 Everything you wanted to know about what to feed your dogs and what not to feed them
4:45 Showcase fourth and fifth adoptable dogs
4:50 Guest Speaker: “What happens when we recue a dog?”
5:15 Music in the Park

6:00 Park events draw to a close until next year…
Writers Workshops 10am-4pm

Cost $100. Includes workshops, Friday evening’s wine & cheese gathering and a Saturday evening event featuring Wisconsin novelist David Rhodes, followed by a musical literary tribute to the arts.

{download workshop descriptions, author bios and registration form here}
10:00-11:30 Session One

Choose between:

Poetry workshop with John Graber, author of Thanksgiving Dawn and two chapbooks
Fiction workshop with Mary Logue, author of many novels and the Claire Watkins mystery series
11:30-1:30 Free time, lunch and Dog Parade in Stockholm Park
1:30-2:30 Session Two

Choose between:

Poetry lecture with Katrina Vandenberg, award-winning poet, author of Atlas
Fiction lecture with Faith Sullivan Author of many novels, including The Cape Ann
3:00-4:00 Session Three

Choose between:

Ben Barnhart, Editor, Milkweed Editions
Marsha Chall, award-winning children’s book author of Up North at the Cabin
Nonfiction lecture by Paul Larson, author of historical non-fiction, including Mississippi Escapade