Entertainment Briefs - Sept. 2

A roundup of area concerts, shows, book and visual art events in the Brainerd lakes area.

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BookEnds features author Gretchen Anthony

WADENA — BookEnds Online Edition will feature author Gretchen Anthony at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12 in a Zoom meeting.

Anthony is the author of "Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners," a hilarious book she premiered on BookEnds last year. In her poignant, humorous new novel, "The Kids Are Gonna Ask," twin siblings become a national phenomenon when they launch a podcast to find the biological father they never knew.

To join the Zoom meeting email . After the meeting, a recording of this program will be made available on the website. To see this and previous BookEnds recordings visit .

Books by Anthony are available from bookseller Travelin' Storyseller at .

Curbside pickup is available at the Wadena County Historical Society. For more information call 218-631-9079.


Selection of Poems of Hope and Reassurance set

WADENA — A new selection of Poems of Hope and Reassurance is now on display at the Green Island Poetry Walk in Wadena during the month of September.

The September selections include “Spring is in the Air” by Patricia Kemmerick; “Things Undeserved” by Jane Hufford Downex; “Courage” by Kendra Gilsdorf; “Upcycled” by Julie Martin; “Hope-born Flood” by Eric Bervig; “A Haiku to Remember” by Judith B. Miller; “Here” by Bart Sutter; “Tending Flowers” by Michael "Skippy" Geithman, Sr.; “Fledglings in June” by Luke Young; “This Fitful Life” by Donna Isaac; “752020” by Ronald J. Palmer; and “After the Rain” by Judith B Miller.

These poets represent just a few of the many who submitted poems for this project. Another selection of poems will be displayed in October on the Poetry Walk. Poems will also be made available online and as postcards. All the poems will be printed in a booklet, which will be made available to the public.

The project, Poems of Hope and Reassurance, is sponsored in part through the Community Emergency Relief Fun, a partnership between Emergency Arts and Springboard for the Arts. For more information or to submit a poem visit .

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