Tonight! Artists & Authors series presents Travis Gulbrandson at 7 pm in the Kozak Community Room.
He is the author of two novels, “The Believers” and “Away From the Nets.” He is currently at work on his third, and plans to publish a collection of short stories next year. Over the course of the evening, Travis will read from that forthcoming book of short stories, and discuss his process as an author.
You can find out more about his work at:
Tonight, October 16th, 7-9 pm
Kozak Community Room
Local historian, author, and judge Arthur L. Rusch will be present to discuss and sign copies of his new book County Capitols: The Courthouses of South Dakota.
Using county records, period newspapers, and other archival materials, Arthur L. Rusch shows how the “courthouse fights” between rival communities turned into outright battles, including bidding wars, midnight forays to steal county records and even buildings, and the destruction of courthouses—all in the cause of community survival.
“My writing often begins from an evocative image, or a small memory, which pulls me towards discovering what might be invented, even if that image or memory seems incomplete. As a result, I’ve come to cherish, over years of writing, writing from the incomplete and the submerged, from fragments and loss. Focusing on my fiction and nonfiction, I would like to consider why smaller moments in life are worthy of story, and how art arises from the deep current of loss.”
Fred Arroyo is the author of Western Avenue and Other Fictions (2012) as well as the novel The Region of Lost Names (2008). He was named one of the Top Ten New Latino Authors to Watch (and Read) in 2009 by LaintoStories.com. Fred teaches fiction and creative nonfiction writing in the MA/PhD Program in Creative Writing, as well as in the undergraduate program at USD.
Ever seriously thought about writing a novel? Maybe you’ve thought about writing a novel, but talked yourself out of it before you even gave it a moment of contemplation! November 1st marks the start of NaNoWriMo….that’s short for National Novel Writing Month and if writing a novel is one of your secret dreams, you should check out the NaNoWriMo site.
You can easily sign up on the site and join the thousands of others across the globe who will be working along side you through the month to complete the goal of finishing a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 pm November 30th. The site enables you to track your progress, gives you pep talks and allows to meet fellow writers near and far….pretty cool….check it out here: