NDSU Press to launch six books at annual party Thursday

This feature story about the NDSU Press Party is written by Chelsey Engelhard Ewen, and can be found on The Arts Partnership blog page.

It’s time to celebrate the literary arts in our community!

This Thursday from 7-9pm at the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center, Partner NDSU Press invites the public to celebrate six authors and their brand new books.

Come shop, snack and mingle with the authors, who will each do a more formal presentation about their books and the research that went into writing them.

“At our book launch, we hear the books and we eat them, too,” says Dr. Kelley (from the party in 2017)

“Our party is a blend of literary, visual, and even musical arts as we feature our authors, book designers, and the music of singer-songwriter Amanda Standalone,” says NDSU Press Editor in Chief, Dr. Suzzanne Kelley. “After the formal reading portion, the authors will be happy to visit individually with guests and to autograph books.”

The six books (in no particular order) and their authors are:
“Operation Snowbound: Life behind the Blizzards of 1949” by David W. Mills
“Songs of Horses and Lovers” poetry by Madelyne Camrud
“The Bakken: An Archaeology of an Industrial Landscape” by William R. Caraher and Bret A. Weber
“Sister Secrets: A Brother’s Reveal” by Matthew Valan
“Thunderbird” poetry by Denise Lajimodiere
“The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota” by K. Amy Phillips and Steven R. Bolduc, with a history by Kevin Carvell and photographs by Wayne Gudmundson


North Dakota State University Press is a scholarly and literary press that aims to become the press of choice for scholars of the plains and prairies. Since 1950, it has published an average of one book per year, but as of summer 2015, the organization made it their mission to elevate to university press status, which includes the publication of up to 10 books per year.


The third annual NDSU Press Party is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar is available to those of age. NDSU Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center is located at 1241 North University Drive in Fargo.

For more information, visit the event on Facebook.


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