Alumnus Raymond Strom debuts novel ‘Northern Lights’
Raymond Strom reads from his debut novel, “Northern Lights,” at Subtext Books in St. Paul on Feb. 27, 2019. Strom is a 2008 alumnus of Metropolitan State University. (Margot M. Barry / The Metropolitan)

Alumnus Raymond Strom debuts novel ‘Northern Lights’

To promote his first novel, Metro State alumnus Raymond Strom returned to familiar ground: Minnesota. His home state provided the inspiration for the coming-of-age story in “Northern Lights.”

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Book swap turns pages and opens minds
Free books at the Great Big Book Swap in Student Center 101 on April 23, 2019. The event was organized by the Department of Language and Literature and funded by the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office. Photo courtesy of Professor Tammy Durant

Book swap turns pages and opens minds

Metro State students dropped off, picked up—and couldn't put down—donated books at the Great Big Book Swap on April 23.

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Q&A: Professor Ed Bok Lee powers ‘Mitochondrial Night’
Ed Bok Lee reads his latest book of poetry, “Mitochondrial Night,” at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis on March 16, 2019. His reading was part of Literary Witnesses, a series that features nationally recognized poets. The event was co-sponsored by Rain Taxi Review of Books and Korean Quarterly. The book launch opened with poets Saymoukda Vongsay and Donte Collins. DJ Nak provided music and sound. (Margot M. Barry / The Metropolitan)

Q&A: Professor Ed Bok Lee powers ‘Mitochondrial Night’

The Metropolitan talked with Professor Ed Bok Lee as he launches his third book of poetry, “Mitochondrial Night."

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to headline Metro State’s Career Ideas Festival
George Anders, author and editor-at-large at LinkedIn, is the keynote speaker for Metro State’s Career Ideas Festival on March 29, 2019. The first 100 people to register and attend the event will receive a free copy of his most recent book “You Can Do Anything.” It was published in 2017 by Little, Brown and Company. Photo courtesy of George Anders / georgeandersbooks.com

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to headline Metro State’s Career Ideas Festival

Keynote speaker will uplift liberal arts education at Metro State's Career Ideas Festival on March 29.

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MCTC professor brings novel discussion to Metro State
Dr. Shannon Gibney’s writings await students attending her talk in the Metropolitan State University Student Center on Dec. 6, 2018. Gibney is the author of the young adult novel “Dream Country,” published in 2018 by Dutton Books. She contributed the short story “Lonestar” to “Sky Blue Water,” an anthology of children’s literature by Minnesota authors and published by the University of Minnesota Press. Photo by April Carlson

MCTC professor brings novel discussion to Metro State

Dr. Shannon Gibney discussed her young adult novel “Dream Country” with philosophy students at Metro State on Dec. 6, 2018.

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Bonding over books
Minnesota author Sarah Stonich, center, discusses her memoir “Shelter: Off the Grid in the Mostly Magnetic North” with members of the Dayton’s Bluff Book Club at the Metropolitan State Library and Learning Center on Nov. 7, 2018. Photo by Margot M. Barry

Bonding over books

The Dayton's Bluff Book Club picks books by Minnesota and Midwest authors, with a particular eye to social justice. Members meet monthly in the Metro State Library.

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E-books on the rise at Hennepin County Library
Minneapolis Central Library, pictured here in 2015, holds the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library system. Library users can also download e-books through cloudLibrary and OverDrive. Photo by seanbirm/Flickr

E-books on the rise at Hennepin County Library

Writing student examines the popularity of e-books in public libraries.

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