SAINT PAUL (May 18, 2018) The Saint Paul Almanac will hold its first ever Alum Party Bash to celebrate its rich and esteemed community of writers and artists as well as to
SAINT PAUL (May 18, 2018) The Saint Paul Almanac will hold its first ever Alum Party Bash to celebrate its rich and esteemed community of writers and artists as well as to listen to the hopes, ideas, and plans of the Almanac community as the book and organization move forward. The bash will happen on Wednesday, June 27, at Summit Brewing Company, 910 Montreal Circle, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
“It’s a reunion,” says founder and executive director Kimberly Nightingale. “We’d like to gather with our Saint Paul Almanac community. Hang out.”
The program boasts music, light summer fare, $2 Summit beers, and nonalcoholic beverages. The evening will be accented with a short reading by three Almanac authors and feature our trademark Storymobile. Attendees will create a community poem with poet Nimo Farah and a community art piece led by Ta-coumba Aiken. The community poem and art will be featured in our next book. Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay will MC the event, and DJ Kool Akiem will grace us with music.
“We’ve been a community-driven launch pad for so many writers and artists who have developed craft and creativity outside of dominant publishing regimes,” says Clarence White. “We’ve published some of the Twin Cities’ most respected authors. We’ve told the story of Saint Paul through many voices. This night will be a shout-out to all those voices as well as a listen back where folks can speak to what Almanac will be over the next half decade.”
The Almanac will extend a wide reach as it invites writers and artists who have been published in the Almanac, those who have submitted and never been published, those who have thought about submitting but never did. Included will be Lowertown Reading Jam participants, Storymobile participants, IMPRESSIONS writers and artists, past community editors, past board members, fiscal sponsorees, past audience members, readers, and anyone connected to the Saint Paul Almanac in some way. Storymobile will wander the party and ask what partygoers want to see in our future. More books? More opportunities to get published? More art and poetry on trains? Different processes? More films? More readings? On what should the next five years of the Saint Paul Almanac be focused?
What: The first Saint Paul Almanac Alum Party Bash!
When: Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Summit Brewing Company, 910 Montreal Circle, Saint Paul, MN 55102
(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Summit Brewing Company
910 Montreal Circle
Saint Paul Almanac