Author, singer/songwriter, and “Forum” weekly columnist Jessie Veeder has written her first children’s book, Prairie Princess, and she will be visiting the downtown Main Library on Sunday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. to share her story. As part of her visit, Veeder will also conduct a writing workshop for kids, teens, and adults. Participants will learn about book publication and the creative process Veeder experienced to bring about her vision and then take part in a writing and art exercise focused on how nature can inspire art. Veeder will explain how we can use poetry and art as a way to tell our story, help others understand our backgrounds and where we come from, and to learn what is important to us.
Prairie Princess is a celebration of rural living and our connection to the land told through the perspective of a young girl and was inspired by Veeder’s childhood on her family’s ranch in western North Dakota. Illustrations in the book are by North Dakota artist Daphne Johnson Clark. Books will be available for purchase at the event. No registration is required for this free event. For more details, call the Children’s Services Dept. at 701.241.1495.
Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public; adults must accompany children ages nine and younger.