Arts briefs: Writers' discussion will focus on immigrants and refugees

  • Updated: November 2, 2012 - 5:59 PM

"Writers on Writing" this week will feature a group of Minnesota writers whose voices are seldom heard: immigrants and refugees.

Writers published in an anthology of adult student writing that the Minnesota Literacy Council has assembled will be introduced by Eric Nesheim, executive director of the literacy council. Their stories will be the subject of an event at 7 p.m. Thursday at ArtReach St. Croix, 224 N. 4th St. in Stillwater.

The evening will include presentations by the authors, a question-and-answer session and an opportunity to mingle with other writers, artists and book lovers. The event is free and open to the public.

Other workshops planned in the "Writers on Writing" series include:

•Chris Niskanen, former outdoors editor for the Pioneer Press, giving a nature-writing workshop at the Warner Nature Center from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. The event will include a hike. Cost is $60 for ArtReach members and $65 for non-members. To register, call 651-439-1465.

•Children's book author Deborah Jo Larson and her editor discussing the publishing process at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Her first book, "One Frozen Lake," is about a grandfather and grandchild ice fishing.

For more information, go to www.artreachstcroix.org.

WHITE BEAR LAKE

Century College hosts Northstar Watermedia

The Northstar Watermedia Society exhibit "Reflections" will run from Saturday through Dec. 8 in the Century College art gallery/theater lobby on West Campus.

About 90 artists are expected to participate, and most of the art is for sale. A reception will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 15, when awards will be presented.

Go to www.northstarwatermediasociety.com for more information. Century College is located at 3300 Century Av. N. in White Bear Lake.

WOODBURY

Brothers' show for muscular dystrophy

Brothers Alex Amble Gravdahl, 16, and Pasha Amble Gravdahl, 11, are gearing up for their 5th Annual Art Show & Sale to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

They are teaming up with their mother, Becky Amble, on the show on Saturday and next Sunday. Ten artists are participating in the event at the family's Woodbury home. Their artwork includes greeting cards, glass art, photography, oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic paintings.

The Amble-Gravdahl home is at 6318 Crackleberry Trail in Woodbury. The show will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited.

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