Thursday, August 30, 2007

Northwoods Arts Festival, Hackensack, MN

On Saturday, August 25th, I participated in the Northwoods Arts Festival, way up north in Hackensack, Minnesota. It was a picture-perfect day in the north woods, with a steady stream of people coming through the festival all day. Most of the "book arts" were located in the community building, which gave us the chance to mingle and visit with one another. Gillette, from Borealis Books in Wadena, had a nice book table and invited authors to take part in the Wadena Writers Week in November. Several writers groups were also represented and it was fun to meet people in person that I've only known through email-newsletters. It's always interesting to see the variety of topics that people have written about and the avenue they chose for publication.

Once again many people were drawn to pick up a copy of Hidden Heritage and read the back cover. I enjoyed the chance to share the story over and over. Most were unaware of Paul's reputation as a Native American recording artist, but there were several who already knew of Brule' and their wonderful music.

I had some visitors in the afternoon. My sisters--Sharon Veden, Doris Veden, and Norma Lee--from the Wadena area, came by in the afternoon to stroll and shop. And a high school friend, Marsha Karam, came by with her daughter, Gabriella, which made the day that much more fun!

All in all it was a good day and I hope to go back next year!

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