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Reading Event with Chris Stark in Minneapolis on January 26

Modern History Press author Chris Stark will join Minneapolis poet, communications consultant, and university instructor Lee Colin Thomas for a reading event on January 26, 2022. The event will be held at Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis, MN.

Chris Stark will read from her novel Carnival Lights published this summer by the Modern History Press. The novel presents a lyrical yet unflinching story of an Ojibwe family’s struggle to hold onto their land, their culture, and each other.

Stark has mentioned previously the three main differences between Carnival Lights and her first novel, Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation (2012 Lambda Literary Finalist), namely the scope of the story, the number of characters, and the style. She said:

The best and worst of human behavior occurs in Carnival Lights.

Lee Colin Thomas will read from his poetry book Honey in the Dark, which is winner of the 2020 Brighthorse Prize for poetry.

The reading event on January 26 with Chris Stark and Lee Colin Thomas is free to attend, but all interested in attending need to register online at EventBrite.

Event Info

Date: January 26, 2022

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Magers & Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Avenue
Minnepolis, MN 55408

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About Chris Stark

Chris Stark (Anishinaabe and Cherokee) is an award-winning writer, educator, organizer, and researcher. Her first novel, Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Her essays, poems, and academic articles have been published in numerous periodicals and books. For more information, visit her website

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