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One River, Many Stories Events Include KUMS Reading

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KUWS “Writers Read” for One River Many Stories 
Wednesday, April 27 from 7–9 pm
Yellowjacket Union, Great Hall
University of Wisconsin-Superior
KUWS hosts a public reading and celebration of their One River contest entries featuring fiction, nonfiction and poetry about the St. Louis River, recorded for later broadcast. Meet up with the KUWS and One River teams for a great evening of storytelling.

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Upcoming Events:

Sunday, May 1 at 3 pm in Weber Music Hall at UMD, The River Sings, a concert by Echoes of Peace Choir, inspired in part by the One River project. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door, proceeds will benefit Nibi Walks (Water Walks), Indigenous-led, extended ceremonies to pray for the water.

On Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm, Rivers Poetry Reading at Beaner's . Sheila Packa will read an excerpt of Three Rivers, a work in progress. Also reading are Julie Gard and Michelle Matthees and some writers from the One River Many Stories project. At Beaner's Central Concert Coffeehouse.

River stories recap:

Another of WDSE's one minute video stories about the river, Mike Casey talks about the Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad. Watch the first video of Paula Vang's family's ties to fishing the St. Louis. Perfect Duluth Day shows off river-inspired prints made by students at Laura MacArthur school; their Commerce on the River series profiles Nelson's Fishing Guides & Charter and Symphony Boat Company. Duluth News Tribune updates the Oliver Bridge repair, and shows us man and dog exploring the river. MinnesotaBrown covers the April 13 Iron Range forum on the region's economic future, led by Dan Kraker and Cathy Wurzer of MPR . Zenith City Online remembers the controversial dike between Rice's Point and Minnesota Point.

See the growing collection of river stories, art and mementos on the maps at the Duluth Art Institute (add yours through the end of April in the upper hallway gallery). Preview a new documentary about Willard Munger, showing his modest delight in his accomplishments after the age of 50, many of them on the river. Destination Duluth shares a stunning sunset on the St. Louis River.

Blogger Nick Up North compares the river to Jack Palance, and Perfect Duluth Day tells us about the 1826 American Fur Trading Company post in Fond Du Lac. Eddy Gilmore's Whiteside (Clough) Island adventure appears on his blog, and a shorter version in the Duluth Budgeteer, and Molly Hoeg's article about the history and culture of two river islands in the current issue of Lake Superior Magazine is now online.

New river stories, photos, video, audio are added several times each week to our  interactive map of the St. Louis River watershed. Have we added your story yet?

Blog posts with resources for journalists and storytellers, including a page devoted to citizen storytellers and freelancers who want to publish a One River story.






April 2016.
UMD News Articles | News Releases
Cheryl Reitan,

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