August 25, 2018: Amy Phillips and Steven Bolduc, our Prairie Post Office friends, will be headed out west to Medora where the fine folks at Western Edge Bookstore is hosting them in a reading. According the their website, “The Western Edge Books store is the west’s best bookstore about all things western. We specialize in natural history, human history and lore of the west. We are one of the few bookstores left where someone can recommend a great book on anything western (because we’ve actually read the books!). We are also a front for a people smuggling operation called the Amble Inn, a two-story luxuriously rustic hotel right out back of the bookstore.
August 10, 2018: Join Prairie Public and Tom Isern for a Riverboat Evening Cruise, hosted by Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation, Prairie Public, and NDSU Press.
Join Prairie Public and Tom Isern for an evening cruise on the Lewis & Clark Riverboat and a reading from Tom’s new book, Pacing Dakota.
$35 per person.
Proceeds benefit Prairie Public.
August 3, 2018: Tom Isern will be talking (and singing, as he does) about Pacing Dakota at Ferguson Books & More in Grand Forks. Stop in and see what’s up: 5-7 p.m., 1720 S. Washington St., Grand Forks, ND
August 2, 2018: In the morning hours, Tom Isern will be the guest roast, er, um . . . guest! . . . on the Mike McFeely radio show. Then, at 6:30 in the evening, his Pacing Dakota book launch debut will take place at Zandbroz Variety, Fargo, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Expect some stories, some songs, and some really great Q&A. (This guy is good on his feet.)
August 1, 2018: Catch Tom Isern at 3:00 p.m. on Main Street, Prairie Public’s afternoon radio program featuring all the news that’s good news in North Dakota. Host Doug Hamilton always throws intriguing questions to his guests, AND he reads the books before going on air.
June 16, 2018: Amy Phillips and Steven Bolduc, authors of The Prairie Post Office, are invited participants for the AUTHOR FEST, hosted by Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery. If you can be in the Park Rapids, MN, area June 16, 11 – 3, do stop in to join in the fun! For event details and address, visit https://beagleandwolf.com/events.html.
The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota is a 2018 Bronze Award winner for the Independent Publisher Awards and a Finalist in the 28th Annual Midwest Book Awards. In addition to Amy and Steve, Kevin Carvell contributed the history section and Wayne Gudmundson contributed the photographs to this award-winning study.
Matt Valan, author of Sister Secrets: A Brother’s Reveal, will be signing autographs at the Melberg’s Christian Book table during break-out sessions of the 2018 Synod Assembly, June 2-3, 8:00 a.m. Saturday until 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Holiday Inn, Fargo.
SAVE THE DATE! Our 3RD ANNUAL NDSU PRESS PARTY takes place Thursday, MARCH 1, 2018, 7-9 PM at the Alumni Center. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
December 7, 2017: Amy Phillips and Steve Bolduc, co-authors of The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota, will take part in the Writer Wonderland event at Zandbroz Variety, Fargo, 5 – 8 p.m.
November 3, 2017: Bret Weber to speak about The Bakken: An Archaeology of an Industrial Landscape at the Western History Association Conference in San Diego.
Friday, November 3, 2017, at 8:30 a.m., Dr. Bret Weber will take part in the WHA Conference session, “Leisure and Living in Wide Open Western Suburban Spaces.” His presentation is called “A Tourist Guide to the Bakken Oil Patch.” He will be talking about our newest publication, released October 19. Copies of The Bakken will be on display in the Exhibitor’s Hall.
November 3, 2017: The Prairie Post Office Book Reading and Signing, Hague Cafe, hosted by the Emmons County Record, 3:00 p.m.
Some of North Dakota’s rural communities have lost, or on are on the verge of losing, their post offices. Why is this happening, and why have rural North Dakotans been fighting to save them? This presentation will respond to these questions while providing photos of rural post offices and the local residents who speak eloquently to the varied roles that post offices play in their communities. The public is invited to a book talk and signing with authors Steven Bolduc and Amy Phillips, Friday, November 3, at the Hague Cafe. The Hague Post Office is one of the featured sites in The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota.
October 22, 2017: Ellendale Festival of Books, 1-4 pm, Ellendale Opera House, Ellendale, ND
Be sure to attend this first Ellendale Book Festival at the Ellendale Opera House, 1-4 p.m. Among guests will be Drs. William Caraher and Bret Weber, authors of The Bakken: An Archaeology of an Industrial Landscape; Gwen Hoberg, one of the authors of The Walk Across North Dakota; Dr. Tom Isern, author of the new introduction for William C. Sherman‘s Prairie Mosaic: An Ethnic Atlas of Rural North Dakota; and Dr. Suzzanne Kelley, editor in chief at North Dakota State University Press. Kelley will take on duties of emcee. The featured speaker is Alicia Underlee Nelson, author of Beer in North Dakota.
October 14, 2017: “Morning Mingle,”Twin Cities Book Festival, Minnesota Fairgrounds, 10-11:00 a.m.
Sammi Jones, author of Derby Girl: A Memoir, will join other Minnesota authors–including Senator Al Franken and Heid Erdrich–who published books in the past year and are invited to participate in the Morning Mingle. It is an honor to see Sammi’s name (and NDSU Press as her publisher) included with authors from a stellar list of presses such as Michigan State University Press, W.W. Norton & Co., Harper Perenniel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, University of Minnesota Press, and more. More details about the Morning Mingle can be found here.
October 11, 2017: Midwest Independent Publishing Association Meeting, 7 pm, Midland Hills Country Club, Roseville, MN
Meeting of the Midwest Independent Publishing Association, featuring guest speaker Nayt Rundquist, managing editor for New Rivers Press. Hosted by Dr. Suzzanne Kelley, MIPA president. For details, check out MIPA’s Facebook page.
October 9, 2017: Guest speaker for the PEO Association, 1:00 p.m., private location.
Dr. Suzzanne Kelley will present a brief history of NDSU Press and an overview of our most recent activities to the PEO local chapter. P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College, and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. http://www.peointernational.org/
October 5, 2017: 52nd Annual Northern Great Plains History Conference, various sessions throughout the day, Grand Forks, ND Conference website
Authors William Caraher and Bret Weber (The Bakken: An Archaeology of an Industrial Landscape) will take part in a 2:00 p.m. session called “Boom Goes the Bakken.”
Editor in Chief, Suzzanne Kelley, will take part in a 2:00 p.m. session called “Great Plains History in Fiction and Nonfiction.”
September 17, 2017: Sensational Sundays: The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota, 2-3:30 p.m., North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, Bismarck, ND
Join us for a talk and book signing by Amy Phillips, Steve Bolduc, Wayne Gudmundson, and Kevin Carvell on The Prairie Post Office: Enlarging the Common Life in Rural North Dakota. Some rural communities in North Dakota have lost, or are on the verge of losing their post offices. Why is this happening, and why have rural North Dakotans been fighting to save their post offices? This Sensational Sunday presentation will respond to these questions while providing photos of rural post offices and the local residents who speak eloquently to the varied roles that post offices play in their communities.