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Pequot Lakes author Candace Simar to speak Nov. 1 in Brainerd Public Library online event

She'll talk about her contribution to a new book, ”Librarians of the West: A Quartet.”

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Pequot Lakes author Candace Simar contributed to the book "Librarians of the West: A Quartet." (2021) Contributed/Background photo, Shutterstock, Inc.

While the Brainerd Public Library is not holding in-person events, Brown Bag Lunch author visits will be presented as live events on the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Facebook page.

From noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, Pequot Lakes author Candace Simar will speak live to viewers on Facebook on her contribution to a new book, ”Librarians of the West: A Quartet.”

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Pequot Lakes author Candace Simar contributed to the book "Librarians of the West: A Quartet." (2021) Contributed

Fourteen-year-old Pearl Ellingson learns life's hard lessons as she struggles to start a library in frontier North Dakota in Simar’s short story, "Terrible and Wonderful."

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Simar has a passion for her Scandinavian heritage and a deep love of history. Her historical novels include: “Escape to Fort Abercrombie,” “Shelterbelts,” “Blooming Prairie,” “Birdie,” “Pomme de Terre” and “Abercrombie Trail.” “Farm Girls” is a book of poetry co-written with Angela Foster.

Simar has received awards from the Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, the Will Rogers Gold Medallion, The Western Fictioneers, Midwest Book Awards, Bob Dylan Creative Writing Contest, Lake Region Review, League of Minnesota Poets, National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Dust and Fire, and The Writer’s Digest.

See more information at www.candacesimar.com.

This presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library through volunteer and fundraising efforts.

The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library are celebrating the 21st season of the Brown Bag Lunch Author Series with a lineup of award-winning and acclaimed Minnesota writers.

For more information, contact the library at 218-829-5574 or visit the Friends of the Library’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Friendsofthebrainerdpubliclibrary.

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