Each year SELCO works with local libraries to build regional author tours around Minnesota Book Award (MNBA) finalists and winners, either with a multiple or single author tour. For Winter 2018, we will be looking to feature authors who recently won in their categories for the 2017 MNBA Awards. These authors are as follows:
- Allen Eskens – The Heavens May Fall (Genre Fiction)
- Peter Geye – Wintering (Novel & Short Story)
- Shawn Otto – The War on Science… (General Nonfiction)
- Cheri Register – The Big Marsh… (Minnesota)
- Sun Yung Shin – Unbearable Splendor (Poetry)
- Kao Kalia Yang – The Song Poet… (Memoir & Creative Nonfiction)
As you can tell by the names listed, this tour will feature those authors in the Adult categories from last year’s winners roster. Unfortunately this time around, the tour did not work for those who fell in the youth categories.
In the application we’ll ask you for your top three choices for authors and the top three availability dates for each of the authors. We’re looking to plan the tour for dates between February 1 – April , 2018. Here is information regarding the Authors and their Availability. Please consult these documents prior to making your final selections.
Applications to be a part of the 2018 Winter Author tour will be accepted from August 16-September 13. Click HERE to apply today!
This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.