Enjoy the blog post from one of my St. Catherine University students about Carol Connolly, Saint Paul’s Poet Laureate.
With the Irish Fair of Minnesota on its way, it is time to explore all of the rich events and activities that are available to participate in. One of those would be the Literary Corner, here you can learn about the wonderful Minnesotan writers whom have roots in Irish culture. Take the time to enjoy their history, writings and presentations from writers of fiction, mystery, historical fictions, cultural history and fantasy. One of the writers that will be highlighted at this event will be Carol Connolly:
Carol Connolly, Saint Paul’s Poet Laureate, is the author of All This And More (Nodin Press, 2009).
Her first book, Payments Due: Onstage Offstage, Midwest Villages &Voices, now in its fifth printing, was first produced for the stage in
Los Angeles and then in Minneapolis, running for two years in each locale. Carol curates a monthly series, Reading by Writers, now in its fourteenth year, to benefit Public Art Saint Paul. She is the recipient of the 2011 Kay Sexton Award, presented annually by the Minnesota Book Awards in recognition of longstanding dedication and outstanding work in fostering books, reading, and literary activity in Minnesota. Carol is a Saint Paul native, has seven children, eleven perfect grandchildren, and one perfect great-grandchild.
When you are attending the fair be sure to stop by and view the works of these writers, meet the authors and even get a book signed. The Irish fair