Cocktail Hour, Dinner, and Readings by LouAnn Shepard Muhm and Kathryn Kysar

Beagle Books and the Y-Steak House in Park Rapids have teamed up for a very special event on Sunday, August 28th:  an evening of good food and poetry readings by LouAnn Shepard Muhm and Kathryn Kysar.  Tickets are $30 and available at Y-Steak House and Beagle Books, or by calling 218-732-4565.  All tickets must be purchased in advance.

Kathryn Kysar is the author of two books of poetry, Dark Lake and Pretend the World, and she edited Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers. She has received fellowships from Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, the Minnesota State Arts Board, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Kysar recently served on the board of directors for the Association of Writers and Writing Programs and teaches at Anoka-Ramsey Community College and the Loft Literary Center and lives with her family in St. Paul.

LouAnn Shepard Muhm is a poet and teacher from northern Minnesota.  Her poems have appeared in a number of literary journals, including Dust & Fire, The Talking Stick, North Coast Review, Alba, Red River Review, Eclectica, Poems Niederngasse, and CALYX, and she was a finalist for the Creekwalker Poetry Prize (2007) and the Late Blooms Postcard Series (2007). Muhm was the featured poet in the Minnesota State Arts Board’s “What Light” series in February and June, 2008 and was a recipient of the 2006 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in Poetry.  She has received multiple grants from Region 2 Arts Council.  Her chapbook, Dear Immovable, was published in 2006 by Pudding House Press, and her full-length poetry collection Breaking the Glass ( 2008, Loonfeather Press) was a finalist for the Midwest Book Award in two categories: Poetry and Cover Design.