Arrowhead Library System seeks entries for a local author contest of adult and young adult fiction to be recognized as the top independently-published eBooks in Minnesota. Go to www.indieauthorproject.librariesshare.com/minnesota for complete details. Deadline: May 31.
The Duluth Public Library offers these events. Go to www.duluthlibrary.org or call (218) 730-4200/option 4.
• Toddler time, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library, green room.
• Story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, West Duluth branch library.
• Preschool story time, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library.
• Squad Car story time, 3:45 p.m. every other Wednesday, Youth Services Area.
• Preschool story time, 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Mount Royal branch library.
See More Perspective and his spoken word poetry offers a free workshop for grades 4-12 and adults at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Two Harbors Public Library as well as 4 p.m. April 19 at the Grand Marais Public Library. Free, Go to www.facebook.com/alslibinfo.
The League of Minnesota Poets Poetic Partnership Spring Conference, April 26-28, Grand Ely Lodge in Ely. Keynote: Duluth Poet Laureate Sheila Packa. Cost: $65, $60 for members; a $10 discount is offered if registered by April 16. Go to www.mnpoets.org for complete details.
Lake Superior Writers offers "The Final Stages," 1-3 p.m. April 27, Duluth Public Library, Green Room, 520 W. Superior St. .Four writers and editors share their experience in critique, editing, rewriting and rejection. Panelists include: Konnie LeMay of Lake Superior Magazine, editor Cary Plocher, YA writer and teacher Elissa Hoole and Duluth News Tribune managing editor Peter Baumann. Free.
Yoga and writing class, 6-8:30 p.m. May 2 and June 6, It Takes a Village Collective, 114 W. Superior St. First half is relaxing, gentle yoga and second half is guided free form writing and reflection. No experience necessary. Go to www.blindspotcreatives.com.
Duluth Poet Laureate Gary Boelhower offers a poetry workshop, 9 a.m. to noon May 11, Peace Church, Fireside Room, 1111 N. 11th Ave. E. Cost: $25; limited space available. Call (218) 724-4985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
31st annual Northern Minnesota Book Awards, May 23, Northland Country Club, 3901 E. Superior St. Book fair and reception from 5-6:30 p.m.; speaker and awards from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and book fair reopens at 8:30 p.m. Speaker: Margi Preus. Go to www.z.umn.edu/nemba or call (218) 726-7889.
"Walt Whitman at 200: A Birthday Party with Poetry Readings, Presentations and Cake," 7-9 p.m. on May 31, Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave. Free. Email email@example.com.
Barnes & Noble in the Miller Hill Mall offers these events. Call (218) 786-0710 or go to www.bn.com.
• Story time features "Fresh Princess," 11 a.m. Saturday.
• Story time features "What Do You Do With a Chance?", 11 a.m. April 27.
The Bookstore at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St., offers these events. Call (218) 727-9077.
• Author Linda LeGarde Grover signs copies of her book, "In the Night of Memory," 1 p.m. today.
• Former Senator Dave Durenberger and Lori Sturdevant have a conversation about the current state of politics and sign copies of their book, "When Republicans Were Progressive," April 25, Spirit of the North Theater. Time to be determined.
The Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers these events. Call (218) 606-1777 or go to
• Harry Potter Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Costumes encouraged. Teams registered at the door.
• Harry Potter-themed Adult Story Time, 7 p.m. Friday.
• Independent Bookstore Day, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 27.
• Readings by Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice, featuring eight poets from new anthology "Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice," 2 p.m. April 28. Poets include: James Armstrong, Kimberly Blaeser, Deborah Cooper, Rob Hardy, Ken McCullough, Sheila Packa, Ellie Schoenfeld and Joyce Sutphen.
• Comics & Beer Book Club, at Bent Paddle, 7 p.m. April 30. This month's reading: "The Silence of Our Friends."
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