Tune in Today at 5:00

Note from NDSU Publisher Suzzanne Kelley

Tune in today for this weekend’s edition of Prairie Public Presents, and you’ll see author/artist/academic Denise Lajimodiere read from her newest book with NDSU Press: His Feathers Were Chains. The program is a recording of Denise’s recent performance at the Plains Art Museum, kicking off local programming for the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read.

I had the good fortune of attending Denise’s reading, with fabulous musical interpretations from musicians and composers at Concordia College AND drummers and jingle dress dancers. Here is a link to tonight’s program on Prairie Public and, below this message, you’ll find some photos I took on the night of the original performance.

NDSU Press Party Flier

6th Annual NDSU Press Party, March 4, 7 p.m.

from our friends at North Dakota State University Relations…

The annual NDSU Press Party, scheduled for Thursday, March 4, will be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, now in its 6th year, will feature readings by four NDSU Press authors and a presentation by the NDSU Press cover designer.

Participants are asked to register.

NDSU Press publisher Suzzanne Kelley is set to begin the party at 7 p.m.

“We’ll miss our Cat Sank Trio musician friends and the delicious hors d’oeuvres from NDSU Catering, but we’ll relish the opportunity to hear our authors share their inspirations for—and some passages from—their newest publications,” Kelley said. “Attendees will learn the secret code for discount prices and we’ll interrupt the program briefly for some giveaways, too.”

Her welcome will be followed by readings presented by:

• Denise Lajimodiere, who wrote “His Feathers Were Chains

• Paul Legler, who wrote “Half the Terrible Things

• Jamie Trosen, graphics artist, will give a talk on book cover design

• Carolyn Dahl, who wrote a book of poetry titled “A Muddy Kind of Love

• Timothy Murphy’s family and friends will read from his book “Hiking All Night

The NDSU Press Party is expected to conclude about 8:30 p.m.

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