The Edina Art Center is pleased to announce a special reading and book signing event in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim.
Every spring, Jews celebrate the holiday of Purim by reading The Book of Esther in synagogue and then celebrating with wine and dancing. Kanner’s reimagined version of The Book of Esther tells the story of a Jewish orphan who hid her religion and rose up to become the queen of Persia at a time when the king’s closest adviser was calling for the genocide of the Jewish people. Esther had to decide just how much she was willing to sacrifice to save her people.
“Kanner’s characters crackle to life as Esther’s tale is related in glorious detail. Razor-sharp dialog set against the backdrop of a court rife with treachery and political intrigue keep the pages turning. Esther is highly intelligent, politically savvy, and determined.” (Library Journal)
It’s a Mystery to Me Panel Discussion, Monticello Library, Thursday, May 24, 6 – 7:45
After a quick Friends meeting at 6:00 p.m., a panel of Minnesota crime authors will describe the writing processgetting that first idea, creating characters, doing the research, and the daily writing schedule that gets it done. Authors include Christine Husom, Rebecca Kanner, Marlene Chabot, Jessie Chandler, and John Gaspard. There will be time for questions and book signings.
PAST Esther events:
Friday – Sunday, October 9 – 11, 2015, Heartland Fall Forum, Chicago, IL
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, University Club, 420 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102. Recap of University Club reading in The Star Tribune
Tuesday, November 17th 3:35 pm, Lori & Julia Show MyTalk 107.1 FM
Friday, March 11th, 2016, at 7 pm, Valley Bookseller, with Stephanie Landsem, Stillwater, MN
Monday March 21st, 10 am – 11 am, Lilydale Book Club
Saturday, April 2, 2016, morning, Temple of Aaron congregation, St. Paul, MN, speaking on “The Missing Female Biblical Narrative”
PAPERBACK LAUNCH OF ESTHER, June 21st, 7 pm, Common Good Books, 38 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105
October 15th, 3:30 – 5:30, Rain Taxi Book Fair
Book Club appearances. Here’s one from October 18th:
October 20th, Temple of Aaron Sisterhood Event
Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, The Becker Branch of the Great River Regional Library: Creating Unforgettable Characters
November 9th, 2 p.m. St. Olaf College
Sunday, November 20th, 2016 Sun 12:30p – 3p, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 285 Dale St N, St Paul, MN 55103
Psychological Thriller reading: February 7th, 2017, 6:30 pm. Sisters in Crime, St. Peder’s Church, Minneapolis
Historical Novel Society Conference, Portalnd, Oregon, June 22-25, 2017
Friends of the Hennepin County Library, September 14th, 2017, Minikahda Club (3205 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416.
SINNERS AND THE SEA EVENTS:
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of MN, Morris:
With a handsome gentleman from their Man Wall:
April 2, 2013, 7:30 p.m Magers & Quinn. 3038 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408.
Sinners and the Sea reading and question and answer session. WATCH THE VIDEO
Sinners and the Sea signing.
April 11, 2013, 7 p.m. SubText. 165 Western Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55102.
Sinners and the Sea reading and question and answer session.
April 20th Sinners and the Sea reading at The Book Mark, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, MN 56082
Contact Molly Yunkers, firstname.lastname@example.org 507-933-7588
April 30: Boswell Book Co. 2559 N. Downer Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211.
Contact Daniel Goldin email@example.com
MAY 13: Prairie Lights 15 South Dubuque St. Iowa City, IA 52240. 319-337-2681 800-295-BOOK
Contact: Jan Weissmiller firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY 14: Left Bank Books, 399 Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108. (314) 367-6731
Contact: Danielle Borsch. Danielle@left-bank.com
MAY 30 – June 1: Book Expo of America, NYC
JUNE 2: Jewish Book Council, NYC
AUGUST 28TH, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oak Ridge Country Club, 700 Oak Ridge Road, Hopkins MN, Branching Out in New Directions Book and Author Event Fundraiser for Branching Out In New Directions Scholarship Fund
OCTOBER 24th, 7 p.m., University of Wisconsin–Marathon County, Science and Arts Festival
JANUARY 15th, 7:30 p.m. B’nai Torah Congregation, Boca Raton, FL