Want to talk photography with one of our photojournalists? Pose a gardening question to one of our Greengirls bloggers? Or play a game of trivia with one of our music writers?
Join us at the Star Tribune's State Fair booth (located near the grandstand) for an array of topics, programs and personalities. Here's the schedule:
Sat., Sept. 5, 5 p.m. In advance of the Avett Brothers concert, music writer Chris Riemenschneider presides over a Minnesota music trivia contest.
Here's a list of previous events:
Thur., Aug 27, 1 p.m.: Features writer Sharyn Jackson discussed Minnessentials, an occasional series in the Star Tribune Variety section. Fairgoers could stop by and nominate a topic for furure Minnessentials columns.
Thur., Aug. 27, 3 p.m.: Meteorologist Paul Douglas talked weather and answered any weather-related questions.
Mon., Aug 31, 1 p.m. Greengirls bloggers Kim Palmer and Lynn Underwood talked gardening and played an interactive gardening-themed game with fairgoers.
Mon., Aug. 31, 3 p.m. Photojournalist Brian Peterson answered general questions about photography and discussed the "State of Wonders" series from the Star Tribune Travel section. Pre-sale orders available for the forthcoming "State of Wonders" coffeetable book.
Tues., Sept. 1, 1-3 p.m. Columnist Gail Rosenblum and photojournalist Jim Gehrz discussed their "Duets" project, an occasional department in the Saturday Variety section featuring serendiptious friendships. Fairgoers perused a gallery of past "Duets" features and nominated pairs of friends for future stories.
Wed., Sept. 2, 1 p.m. Photojournalist Brian Peterson answers general questions about photography and discusses the "State of Wonders" series from the Star Tribune Travel section. Pre-sale orders available for the forthcoming "State of Wonders" coffeetable book.
Wed., Sept. 2, 2 p.m. Beat writer Michael Russo is joined by Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher for a Q&A on the back porch.
Wed., Sept. 2, 3:30 p.m. Editorial columnist Lori Sturdevant interviews Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon.
Wed., Sept. 2, 4 p.m. Editorial columnist Lori Sturdevant interviews Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith.
Wed., Sept. 2, 5 p.m. Greengirls bloggers Connie Nelson and Helen Yarmoska talk gardening and play an interactive gardening-themed game with fairgoers.
Thur., Sept. 3, 1:30 p.m. Minneapolis reporter Eric Roper interviews Mayor Betsy Hodges.
Fri., Sept. 4, 3 p.m. MLB beat writer La Velle E. Neal III will be on hand to discuss the Twins, soccer and Chicago Bears football.