2021-2022 Schedule


Paul Erickson, Director, Clements Library, University of Michigan
7:00 pm – Thursday, December 9, 2021
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Fran Shor: Passages of Rebellion
7:00 pm – Thursday, November 18, 2021
Author Fran Shor will discuss his historic novel, Passages of Rebellion, and the factual stories behind it. A work of historical and political fiction, Passages of Rebellion takes place, for the most part, in Minneapolis during the years 1967-1970. The focus is on student activists and their anti-Vietnam War and anti-draft activities, some of which led to the famous real-life convictions of the Minnesota Eight.
Written by someone who was there, and grounded in actual events, Fran’s novel weaves a detailed, time-shifting, and enlightening account of the odyssey of his idealistic, but flawed protagonist, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota, through his student years as a 1960s radical and into his later life, when he is confronted with an unexpected and deeply emotional reckoning.

A Zoom link will be sent to members before the meeting


Minnesota Bookmakers and their COVID Projects
7:00 pm – Thursday, October 21, 2021
During Covid, amidst the confinement and restrictions it has imposed, many artists have created work related to the pandemic, including local book artists. Join us on Zoom for presentations from CB Sherlock, Jody Williams, Todd Thyberg, Regula Russelle, Chaz Nove, and Julie Baugnet.

A Zoom link will be sent to members before the meeting


Sinclair Lewis: 100 Years of Main Street
Time TBD – September 16, 2021
Ampersander Pat Coleman will lead a tour of his exhibit at the Minnesota History Center. Please check back for more information closer to the date. This will be an in person meeting.

Information about past topics and speakers can be found on the past meetings page.