Multi-regions “Connecting Minnesota Readers and Minnesota Writers”

Project Details by Fiscal Year
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Lac qui Parle
Yellow Medicine
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, post-test; End user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status

Measurable Outcome(s)

Plum Creek and Pioneerland’s joint project produced dozens of programs and resulted in hundreds of participants responses. Following is a selective summary of those responses. Summary Outcomes:1)      While experiencing the joy and wonder of sky gazing, participants learned the workings of a telescope and identification of constellations in the Minnesota skies. 2)      In improving their knowledge of, and skills in, the art of writing, participants learned how to develop characters, plot lines and the workings of the publishing world. 3)       In poetry sessions, participants learned techniques to revise and improve their poems with similes and metaphors.4)      In creating art, participants learned how to use their imagination and inspiration to create their own works of arts. 5)      Participants learned new recipes and new styles of food preparation. 6)      Other new skills and experiences were: 1)  how to create book illustrations, 2) different styles of brewing beer and 3) an introduction to the  Hmong culture

Project Overview

Pioneerland Library and Plum Creek cooperatively funded, planned, and carried out dozens of programs, events, and activities for the two regions, connecting Minnesotans in the two regions who are readers to Minnesotans around the state who are writers. The project resulted in sharing a wide range of information and personal connection with over 1,000 PLS readers and over a dozen Minnesota writers, bringing these two groups together for their mutual benefit and appreciation.

Event Dates and Locations:
During the second half of FY ’10, events were held on 20 days at 28 different locations. Events weren’t held during the first half of the year due to planning and the release date of legacy funds.