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Introduction to MN Writes MN Reads @ GRRL Paynesville

It’s NaNoWriMo! Great River Regional Library is hosting an Introduction to MN Writes MN Reads class

Branch: Paynesville
Date: Tue Nov 5, 2019
Agegroups: Adults, Teens
Time: 1:00 PM PM

For writers interested in these easy-to-use, free resources for publishing and sharing eBooks, and for readers interested in discovering books by local writers available through MN Writes MN Reads. Local Writers–Create can eBooks and share them with readers across Minnesota and potentially the United States. Readers can find eBooks published by independent authors. Limit 15. For age 15 and up.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Register for the event.

Winners of the Minnesota Author Project

Congratulations to the winners of the second annual Minnesota Author Project, which recognizes the best indie-published authors in the state of Minnesota!

Adult Fiction

Matka by Sarah Hanley from Hennepin County Library




Young Adult Fiction

The Queen of Steel and Fire by Steve South from Great River Regional Library




Prizes are sponsored by the Minnesota Library Foundation and BiblioLabs and MN Writes MN Reads is a program of the Council of Regional Public Library Systems Administrators.

The following Minnesota Author Project winners & finalists will be at the Twin Cities Book Festival on Saturday, October 12 at the MN Writes MN Reads table. Schedule:

  • Diane Dettmann (finalist) 10:30-12:30: CANCELLED
  • Bethany Atazadeh (2018 finalist) 10:30-12:30
  • Steven South (2019 winner) 11:30-1:30
  • Sarah Hanley (2019 winner) 12:30-2:30
  • Jenna Zark (2019 finalist) 1:30-3:30

Related press:

Winners announced in Minnesota Author Project awards— Star Tribune, 9/20/19