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Kevin Kling takes his Minnesota storytelling to a town near you

Kevin Kling, Minnesota Storyteller
Minnesota Storyteller, Kevin Kling

Minnesota writer and storyteller Kevin Kling will tour the north-central region of the state on his Minnesota Stories tour.

Kevin Kling is synonymous with storytelling, and soon, those stories will be heard in several towns across north-central Minnesota.

Kling's "Minnesota Stories" tour begins Monday, March 27 and is hosted by the Kitchigami Regional Library System. Kling will share stories and read from his books.

In our What We're Reading conversation, we hear how Kling got his start as a storyteller, how he knows when a story really catches an audience, and how thrilled he is to visit our region.

The writer of books such as The Dog Says How, Holiday Inn, Big Little Brother and Big Little Mother, he’s also a commentator for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

"A Minnesota Primer" by Kevin Kling

The Minnesota writer's autobiographical tales are, according to his website, "as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are."

'Minnesota Stories' tour schedule

  • Monday, March 27, 2023 — Noon at the Brainerd Public Library and 6:30 p.m. at Pine River-Backus High School.
  • Tuesday, March 28 — 4 p.m., Walker American Legion.
  • Wednesday, March 29 — 6 p.m., Bemidji Public Library.
  • Thursday, March 30 — 7 p.m., Park Rapids Armory Arts and Events Center.
  • Friday, March 31 — 4 p.m., Wadena-Deer Creek High School Robertson Theater.

This is a free program and made possible by Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage funding. For more information, visit the Kitchigami Regional Libraries website.

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What We're Reading is made possible in part by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.

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Tammy works at Bemidji State University's library, and she hosts "What We're Reading," a show about books and authors.