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Children’s Author Kate DiCamillo Talks Toast, Opera and Books

  Kate DiCamillo is one of just six people to win two Newbery Medals, a yearly honor bestowed upon the author of "the most distinguished...

Kevin Kling and a One-Way Ticket to the MN State Fair

  Kevin Kling and TPT go WAY back. Kevin first appeared on Almanac as a young performer in the summer of 1985. For the past...

Donte Collins Gets to Be Braver in a Poem

"Poetry allows me to move beyond what would otherwise weigh me down. I get to be braver in a poem." From a young age, Donte...

30-Second Minnesota: Sinclair Lewis

  Learn more about Sinclair Lewis, the Nobel prize winner who described Minneapolis as "so ugly." Discover more bite-sized state history stories by checking out our 30-Second...

A Yemeni, an African American and an Iranian Jew walk into...

"If you go to any state, there will be two separate scenes: There's going to be an urban comedy scene and then there'll be...

Kevin Kling Celebrates the Place Where Water and Sky Meet

  Kevin Kling is many things - a writer, a playwright, a musician, an actor. But if you were forced to describe him using just...
Ben Weaver recites his poem Considering Leaves

‘You could stop raking and lay down in the dirt.’ But...

Ben Weaver is an artist of many disciplines. He began making music and writing poetry when he was young and later expanded his practice...

Writer Marcie Rendon Explores the Resilience of Native People

Marcie Rendon is a citizen of the White Earth Nation. She is an award-winning crime novelist, an award-winning spoken word artist, a writer of children's...

Poet Donte Collins Wants You to Find Power in Your Own...

Donte Collins is a Black, queer American poet. Named the inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of Saint Paul, they are the recipient of the 2018 McKnight Artist...

Emcee Yevrah Won’t Be Silenced. Instead He’s Going to Shine.

Yevrah, a Hip-Hop/Neo-nusoul Emcee out of Saint Paul. Born in East St. Louis, IL, his politically charged music speaks on injustice and traumatic tragedy that...