Hosted by the Winona Health Auxiliary
Community members have an opportunity to meet three Minnesota Authors at the Winona Health Auxiliary Authorsí Luncheon, Monday, April 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Westfield Golf Course, 1460 W. 5th Street in Winona.
Jim Heynen is best known for his short prose and is also the author of young adult fiction. His first novel, Fall of Alice K., is described as funny and provocative, amusing and unsettling. Itís his first story to prominently feature a female protagonist, and his best effort to make peace with a strict Protestant upbringing. Heynen lives in St. Paul, Minn.
Miriam Karmel is a journalist and freelance writer. Her articles have been published in AAPR The Magazine, Minnesota Womenís Press and Minnesota Monthly. Being Ester, her debut novel, is at once sad and amusing, unpretentious yet wonderfully ambitions. It brings understanding and tremendous empathy to an unforgettable woman as she nears the end of life. Karmel lives in Minneapolis, Minn. and Sandisfield, Mass.
Stephen Shaskan is a childrenís book author and illustrator who also lives in Minnesota. Heíll share a wild and inventive retelling of a classic childrenís story. His larger-than-life illustrations were a hit with his debut picture book, A Dog is A Dog. His latest story is about three triceratops on a mission to find some grub as they try to outsmart a Tyrannosaurus rex with his own dinner plans. Shaskan holds a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Rhode Island School of Design.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance in the Glady D. Miller Gift Shop at Winona Health or at The Book Shelf, 162 W. 2nd Street, downtown Winona.
Book sales will be conducted by The Book Shelf, with a portion of the sales to benefit the fundraiser. Proceeds from the event go toward Auxiliary projects including healthcare scholarships and to enhance the healing environment for Winona Health patients.
For more information, please call Winona Healthís Community Engagement Department at 507.474.3328.