SPPL library staff and all Minnesotans have the opportunity to vote for the Readers' Choice Award, sponsored by the Pioneer Press. Vote anytime during the month of March. In addition to voting, you can hear the finalists read from their work at 9 MELSA events from March 13th through April 11th. Details are at melsa.org and in the "Chat It Up!" Rake insert. Central will host the Poetry finalists on March 30th at 2 PM in the Magazine Room. All the winners will be announced at the Book Awards Gala emceed by Cathy Wurzer on the evening of April 12th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Saint Paul. Consider celebrating Minnesota authors at this event! Gala details including ticket information are available at thefriends.org.
The Minnesota Book Awards is a Capital City project of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, with the Mayor's Office of the City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Public Library.