Announcement: St. Peter Reads Book Festival

St. Peter Reads is delighted to present the third annual St. Peter Reads Book Festival to take place on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The 10:00 a.m. brunch at Gustavus Adolphus College features a keynote by local author, Nicole Helget.  Ms. Helget's recently released novel, Stillwater, set in the mid-1800s at the height of the logging boom, is a tale of frontier life in the territory of Minnesota. She is best known for her memoir, The Summer of Ordinary Ways, but has also written children's books, in addition to her previous novel, The Turtle Catcher.


The ticketed event also features several other authors in what is termed as a Moveable Feast. They will spend time at the brunch tables, meeting attendees and visiting about their respective books.   These chosen authors' works cover a wide range of topics: from mysteries, to biography, to books for children, even to woodworking.  Authors include Jan Dunlap, Becky Fjelland Davis, Connie Claire Szarke, Lori Sturdevant and Spike Carlsen, among others.


All authors will be available following the Brunch to sign their books, which will also be available for purchase. The public is invited to this time of book signing which begins at 12 Noon.


For more information or to make a reservation, visit the St. Peter Community and Family Education website,, or call 507-934-3048.   The cost of the brunch, catered by Dining Service of Gustavus Adolphus College, is $20. Seating is limited.

ContactKarri Anderson — 507-933-6065
PostedMarch 68, 2014