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Upcoming Readings, Classes, and Events


April 19, 2018
7:00-8:00 p.m.
South St. Paul Library, 106 3rd Ave. N, St. Paul, MN
Join Donna as host for Cracked Walnut's "Travel Ban"
Readers include Mark Anderson, Susan Cossette, Choua Lang, Sreekanth Bhaskaran, and Luke Pingel.


April 5th, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Wentworth Library, 199 Wentworth Ave. E., W. St. Paul, MN
Donna will host the first reading for the Cracked Walnut Spring Festival 2018
The theme is Flightless Birds.
Readers include Lee Landau, Sreekanth Bhaskaran, Anna Marie, Isadora Gruye, and Will Hecht.


Twin Cities' reading series, Literary Lights,
Blue Harbor

559 Humboldt, St. Paul

The first four for 2018 will be hosted by Donna Isaac and occur the last Sunday of the month
January 28th, 2018     February 25th, 2018     March 25th, 2018     April 29th, 2018
2:00-3:30 p.m.

January 28th, 2018
Celebrates Latinx writers: Diego Rivera, Wendy Brown-Baez, Reynaldo Lara, Marion Gomez, Lupe Castillo, and David Mendez.February's reading

February 25th, 2018
Celebrates African-American writers, Feb. 25th: Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, Michael Kleber-Diggs,
Cherish Gibson, Sharon Chmielarz, Brenda Brown Bell, and James Short.

March 25, 2018
Celebrating women and motherhood, March 25th: featuring Haley Lasche, Mike Finley, Janna Knittel, Michael Dean, Linda White, and Laura Vosika

April 29, 2018
Celebrates Poetry Month, April 29: A matinee reading featuring Rosa Peters, Michael Kiesow-Moore, Shannon Schenk, Su Smallen, Stanley Kusonoki, and Paige Riehl


Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, Minnesota has established a yearly Donna Isaac Creative Writing Award offered to the senior who best shows talent and interest in this fine art. This award is meant to honor Donna Isaac, English and writing teacher for 40 years.  
The 2016 winner was senior Jack Cordero
The 2017 winner was senior Daniel Riehm

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