Loren Niemi reads / tells stories from “Circus Rex” his new novel. The product of 40 years in the storytelling, 20 years and nine versions in the writing, “Circus Rex” is available just in time for your Holiday gift giving.
Loosely based on his lived experience as the ringmaster and tour manager of In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s 1983 “Circle of Water Circus” tour from the headwaters of the Mississippi to New Orleans and 25 years of performing as “Dr. Buzz” with MIchael Sommers and Kevin Kling in the “late great” trio, Bad Jazz, it is not a memoir gone off the rails so much as it is an engaging fiction replete with poetic imagery, carny come-ons, memorable characters, offbeat humor and a happy ending. Signed copies will be available.
7;00 PM is the time. Tuesday, December 12th is the date. FREE. Come on out and get yourself a little bit of the Doctor’s medicine. As Mark Twain said, supposing is good but finding out is better…”
We will have a table at the Twin Cities Book Festival. Come meet our staff and get a book signed!
The 2023 Twin Cities Book Festival takes place in-person on Saturday, October 14th from 10:00am to 5:00pm, free of charge! The Festival offers bibliophiles all the joys of in-person browsing, meeting writers and publishers, and activities for readers age 1 to 101.
As of June 2023, we will not be requiring masks or proof of vaccination for the 2023 Festival. We ask booklovers, in the interest of reducing spread of COVID and other viruses, not to attend if you are experiencing symptoms of illness—thank you!
“Circus Rex” coming Friday, September 29th!
1762 Hennepin Ave South, Minneapolis, MN
Doors at 6:30, show at 7pm
Join us (Christine and Loren) for a celebration of “Circus Rex” (after 40 years of stories, 20 years and 9 versions in the writing, it’s finally making its way in the world) with bbq, beer, and books.
Oh and stories from Kevin Kling and myself of the journey from the headwaters of the Mississippi to New Orleans that was the source material of this “memoir” gone off the rails replete with carny come-on’s, poetic imagery, and off-beat humor.
Cover art by Michael Sommers
On Saturday, November 5 at 1pm (ignore the photo), The Flounder Loren Niemi will read from his new book “A Breviary for the Lost” at Tributary (a poetry series) along with Tim Nolan and Christine Jaspers at the MCN6 studio at 1229 2nd St, NE, Minneapolis, MN.
$5 tickets, cash or check
Saint Paul Almanac is excited to announce the celebration of our forthcoming edition, Volume 13: A Path to Each Other.
The Flounder will be amoung the poets and performers for the book launch celebration that will include Theresa Alberti, Marc Anderson, Alice Duggan, Judy Hawkinson, Margaret Hasse, Margaret Lovejoy, David Mendez, Loren Niemi, Catherine Anayo Nixon, Clarence White, Chong Yang, Maryam Marne Zafar, Kyra Zimmerman, and the Shades of Blue Band.
WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 2022, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: CHS Field—Securian Financial Club, 360 North Broadway Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
Come celebrate and support the work of our Volume 13 contributors! Come enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvre, a cash bar, dancing, and the Wheel of Poetry! AIN’T NO PARTY LIKE A SAINT PAUL ALMANAC PARTYun
On Saturday September 10, from 9am to 3pm, we will be selling copies of Loren’s new book, “A Breviary for the Lost” from Calumet Editions as well as our other titles. Look for us on Dupont Ave, north of Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis. Come meet our staff and get a book signed!
AMSStory will have a table at the Twin Cities Book Festival. Come meet our staff and get a book signed!
The 2022 Twin Cities Book Festival takes place in-person on Saturday, October 15th from 10:00am to 5:00pm, free of charge! The Festival offers bibliophiles all the joys of in-person browsing, meeting writers and publishers, and activities for readers age 1 to 101. Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place, and mask-wearing is strongly encouraged.
Three virtual events kickoff our Festival season. Starting September 14, audiences everywhere are able to tune in to Crowdcast for free live-streaming events featuring international authors and the Kerlan Award winner.
AMSStory will have a table at the Inbound Brewco Pop-up Bookstore. Come meet our staff and get a book signed!
Inbound BrewCo is hosting Minnesota Books and Beer for the second time. Join Minnesota authors for Minnesota books and Minnesota beer.
AMSStory will have a table at the Deep Valley Book Festival. Come meet our staff and get a book signed!
The Deep Valley Book Festival gets its name from the setting of the beloved Betsy-Tacy children’s books written by Mankato-born author Maud Hart Lovelace.
The Deep Valley Book Festival connects readers and writers in a celebration of literature and literacy. This FREE family event brings people together to celebrate our vibrant literary culture.
Sat., October 1, 2022
Author tables open
9:00 am – 3 pm
3:30 pm An Afternoon with Curtis Sittenfeld