• Lake Superior Writers will host Superior Shares, a virtual open mic from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. Event is free and open to members and nonmembers. If you wish to read, ten 5-minute reading slots are available on a first come first served basis, with priority given to members of LSW. Participants will be notified ahead of time if they've been selected to read. Readers are asked to limit adult content and language. Graphic violent or sexual content is prohibited. To register, email Please indicate if you'd like to read. A Zoom link will be sent the day of the event.

  • Lake Superior Writers presents “Rules of Engagement: Writing a Short Story from Beginning to End.” Writer Felicia Schneiderhan will teach a four-week workshop. Participants create their own "rules" for their short story, then write and complete a revised draft. Along the way they'll study other writers and short story "rules" (including when to break them). In this virtual workshop, participants are encouraged to try something new and take some risks. Offered 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, as well as Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4, via Zoom. Information, prices, and registration available at


Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers these events. Call 218-606-1777 or go to

  • Poetry Book Club, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, meets to read "The Great Enigma" by Tomas Transtromer. To participate, send a Facebook message with your email to Sheila Packa or email
  • Chapter & Verse Bookclub, a national book club for children's literature enthusiasm, meets on Jan. 21, to discuss "The Old Trek" by Jarret Pumphrey, "Swashby & the Sea" by Beth Ferry and "My Best Friend" by Julia Fogliano. Time to be determined. To participate, email and type in "Chapter & Verse" in the subject line.
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  • The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets annual chapbook contest is now open for submissions until Feb. 1. Complete information can be found at Annual Contests — Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets.

  • The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets is looking for poems from students in grades 6-12 for their annual student contest. Cash awards and publication in the 2022 Wisconsin Poets' Calendar. They are also looking for poems for their annual calendar. And the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Muse Contest is currently open for submissions from poets living in Wisconsin. Deadline for all is Feb. 1. Go to


Title: "Hands and Heart Together: Daily Mediations for Caregivers"

Author: Patricia Hoolihan

Synopsis: This book provides day-at-a-time sustenance for those who are caring for loved ones. The need for daily encouragement is staggering, as there are over 43 million caregivers in the U.S., according to AARP. Each short meditation illuminates an aspect of caregiving and closes with an uplifting message.

Publisher: Holy Cow! Press of Duluth

Cost: $15.95