Meet the Author Tour - 2011

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$41,171
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Status
Completed
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Chisago
Isanti
Kanabec
Mille Lacs
Pine
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$41,171
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations; Describe proposed end user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status.Attendees will become familiar with a variety of Minnesota authors, their works, their writing process and their genres.

Measurable Outcome(s)

"It was excellent.  She had lots of information - spoke clearly, kept it simple and was enthusiastic." -Said about author Ann Zemke "The visit is very meaningful in that we learn of the Author's "journey" in completing the book." -Said about author Barbara Sommer"Very Interesting - easy to listen to.  Very informative & personable" -Said about author Chuck Logan"Very entertaining - thank you for bringing Lorna to our small town." -Said about author Lorna Landvik"Educational and entertaining. I would have sat longer to listen to him explain more." -Said about author/meteorologist Mike Lynch"Very friendly & informative.  Great Humor" -Said about MN Crime Wave Authors"Loved the author reading his books!  Really gave us a feel for each work." -Said about Author Pete Hautman

Project Overview

The Meet the Author tour included a total of 46 programs with 29 authors giving presentations from February thru June 2011. Thirteen of ECRL’s branch libraries hosted three author visits and one ECRL branch hosted 4 author visits.

Project Details

Event Dates, Locations and Attendance at each individual event:
February 23, 2011 – Derek Anderson – Cambridge Public Library (42)
February 23, 2011 – Derek Anderson – Cambridge Primary School (210)
March 15, 2011 – Chuck Logan – Cambridge Public Library (15)
March 16, 2011 – Jess Lourey – Hinckley Public Library (6)
March 17, 2011 – Brian Freeman – North Branch Area Library (22)
March 19, 2011 – Sue Leaf – Mille Lacs Lake Community Library (8)
March 22, 2011 – Barbara Sommer – Mora Public Library (0)
March 22, 2011 – Mike Lynch – Wyoming Area Library (52)
March 23, 2011 – John Koblas – McGregor Public Library (17)
March 23, 2011 – Will Weaver – Pine City Public Library (25)
March 26, 2011 – Ellen Sandbeck – Sandstone Public Library (13)
March 29, 2011 – Pete Hautman – Chisago Lakes High School (60)
March 29, 2011 – Pete Hautman – Chisago Lakes Area Library (16)
March 30, 2011 – Doug Wood – Rush City Public Library (30)
March 31, 2011 – Julie Klasssen – Princeton Area Library (9)
April 5, 2011 – William Kent Krueger – Aitkin Public Library (62)
April 7, 2011 – Lorna Landvik – Milaca Community Library (46)
April 8, 2011 – Mike Lynch – Princeton Area Library (63)
April 9, 2011 – Catherine Friend – Wyoming area Library (10)
April 12, 2011 – Doug Hoverson – Cambridge Public Library (23)
April 13, 2011 – Nathan Jorgenson – Hinckley Public Library (5)
April 14, 2011 – Jonathan Friesen – Mille Lacs Lake Community Library (12)
April 14, 2011 – Sue Leaf – Pine City Public Library (11)
April 16, 2011 – Ann Zemke - McGregor Public Library (19)
April 21, 2011 – Minnesota Crime Wave – Mora Public Library (10)
April 26, 2011 – Doug Ohman – North Branch Area Library (29)
April 27, 2011 – Barbara Sommer – Rush City Public Library (17)
April 28, 2011 – Julie Kramer – North Branch Area Library – (25)
April 30, 2011 – Diane Wilson – Sandstone Public Library (12)
May 3, 2011 – Chuck Logan – Pine City Public Library (21)
May 5, 2011 – Diane Wilson – Mille Lacs Lake Community Library (7)
May 7, 2011 – Nancy Carlson – Wyoming Area Library (19)
May 7, 2011 – Minnesota Crime Wave – McGregor Public Library (30)
May 12, 2011 – Julie Kramer – Princeton Area Library (12)
May 12, 2011 – David Housewright – Chisago Lakes Area Library (29)
May 17, 2011 – Lorna Landvik – Aitkin Public Library (42)
May 18, 2011 – Minnesota Crime Wave – Rush City Public Library (33)
May 19, 2011 – William Kent Krueger – Milaca Community Library (43)
May 21, 2011 – Doug Wood – Sandstone Public Library (16)
May 23, 2011 – Lorna Landvik – Chisago Lakes Area Library (25)
May 24, 2011 – Nancy Carlson – Mora Public Library (32)
May 24, 2011 – Nancy Carlson – Mora Trailview Elementary School (160)
May24, 2011 – Doug Ohman – Milaca Community Library (29)
May 25, 2011 – Brian Freeman – Hinckley Public Library (7)
May 26, 2011 – Ross Bernstein – North Branch Area Library (11)
June 7, 2011 – Doug Ohman – Aitkin Public Library (17)

Program Outputs: A total of 1,402 adults and children attended the programs