‘Writers On Writing’ launches fall lineup author Erin Hart

Erin Hart

Award-winning mystery writer Erin Hart will launch the fall 2012 “Writers on Writing” season.

Hart is the author of a series of crime novels set in Ireland that revolve around forensics, history, music and folklore. Her books, which include “Haunted Ground, Lake of Sorrows” and “False Mermaid” have won numerous awards and been translated into 10 languages.

“Writing novels really feels like an investigation, because I truly don’t know where they’re going to end up — and figuring it all out is the best part of my job,” Hart said about her work.

The event is 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Margaret Rivers Room of the Stillwater Public Library at 224 Third St. North in Stillwater. The evening will include a presentation by the author, a question-and-answer session, book signing and the opportunity to mingle with other writers, artists and book lovers.

The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale through Valley Bookseller.

Several other workshops and presentations in the “Writers on Writing” series are scheduled. They are:

n 7 p.m. Nov. 8. In conjunction with the Minnesota Literary Council, the program features stories of hope, loss and everyday life written by immigrants and refugees. The event is at ArtReach St. Croix, 224 N. Fourth St. in Stillwater.

n 7 p.m. Dec. 6. The program features children’s book author Deborah Jo Larson and her editor discussing the publishing process. Her first book, “One Frozen Lake,” delves into the relationship between a grandfather and grandchild as they engage in the unique northern pastime of ice fishing.

n Two workshops: 9:30 a.m. noon Oct. 13, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17. Lisa Finander will conduct a class Oct. 13 titled “Putting Your Wisdom into Words.” Chris Niskanen will conduct a nature-writing workshop Nov. 17 at the Warner Nature Center. Additional information can be found on the ArtReach Website.

“Writers on Writing” is an arm of ArtReach St. Croix’s literary committee. Its goal is to bring a wide array of authors into the community to talk about writing, publishing and the writing life. Funding is made possible through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council with support from Valley Bookseller of Stillwater. Additional information can be found on the ArtReach Website www.artreachstcroix.org or on the new regional event calendar http://www.StCroixSplash.org