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An interview with Donna by writer Laura Vosika in conjunction with the book Startled By Joy is now up on her blog:

Upcoming Readings, Classes, and Events

Saturday, July 2nd and Aug. 6th, 2022
10:00 am-12:00 pm, 
Free summer poetry workshop
Be part of the Cracked Walnut Poetry Workshop.
Bring about eight-ten copies of an original poem to share and critique.
  Highland Park Library and Community Center
1974 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul, MN,
First Floor Meeting Room
RSVP to Donna Isaac: donna@donnaisaacpoet.com

Donna Isaac will be the guest poet at the Minnesota Independent Scholars' Forum on May 28th, 2022  starting at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. For more information and for link, go to: https://www.mnindependentscholars.org/

Be part of the Cracked Walnut Poetry Workshop. Bring about eight-ten copies of an original poem to share and critique to
Highland Park Library and Community Center, 1974 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul, MN,
First Floor Meeting Room: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Saturday, June 4th and July 2nd, 2022.
RSVP to Donna Isaac donna@donnaisaacpoet.com . Look for more workshops in the future!

Sunday, March 6th, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Next Chapter Bookseller
38 Snelling Avenue S.,  St. Paul, MN
Literary Bridges presents "Honoring Ethna," a reading in memory of poet Ethna McKiernan. Readers include: Sharon Chmielarz, Carolyn Holbrook, Jim Rogers, Carol Masters, Pat Barone, Margaret Hasse, Tracy Youngblom, and Joel Van Valin with
host Donna Isaac.
Music by Don and Sherry Ladig.
Donations collected for Habitat for Humanity, Twin Cities, and/or People Inc.
Homeless Services in honor of Ethna's work with the homeless.
Please be vaxxed and masked.

Saturday, March 5th, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Highland Park Library and Community Center
1974 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN
First Floor Meeting Room
Be part of the Cracked Walnut Poetry Workshop. Bring about eight copies of an original poem to share and critique to
You must be vaxxed and masked. Contact Donna Isaac: donna@donnaisaacpoet.com to rsvp.

Saturday, February 5, 2022
10:00am - 12:00 pm
The first free Cracked Walnut Poetry Workshop of 2022 is a go!
Bring about six copies of an original poem to share and critique to Highland Park Library and Community Center
1974 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul, MN
First Floor Meeting Room
Note: This is a new location. You must be vaxxed and masked.
Contact Donna Isaac: donna@donnaisaacpoet.com to rsvp. See you then!
10:00am - 12:00 pm

February 6th, 2022
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Next Chapter Booksellers
38 Snelling Ave. South St. Paul, MN
Literary Bridges (Cracked Walnut) presents "Love: A Universal Language," celebrating February the month of love and Black history. After reading a selection of online Somali-American writing on "Sunday Lyricality," host Donna Isaac states, "These writers enrich our lives with their poetry, their stories, and their work in the community. I am so happy that they will gather to share their voices." Presenting will be Khadijo Abdi, Halima Hagi-Mohamed, Samira Hussein, Hudda Ibrahim, and Abdi Mahad. The reading will take place in person (please be masked and vaccinated.) Light refreshments served. Donations requested (optional).




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
The 2018 winner was senior Jacob Weinstein
The 2019 winner was senior Sam Cunnif
The 2020 winner was senior Cason Willman
The 2021 winner was senior Ethan Hiew
The 2022 winners were Jacob Gurin and Jack Mapel Lentz.

 


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