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Upcoming Readings, Classes, and Events



August 4th, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Donna will teach her class Seeing and Writing the World
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 E. River Rd., Fridley, MN.
This class explores the importance of seeing both the real world and with the mind's eye so that writers then create the best images, associations, and experiences for their readers--with a special focus on poetry.

Aug. 15th, 2018
1:30 p.m.
Join poets Lee Landau, Donna Isaac, and Isadora Gruye for a poetry reading
Marion Hall, RidgePointe, 12600 Marion Lane W., Minnetonka, MN
Refreshments served and books for sale.

June 20th, 2018
7:00-8:00 P.M.
Subtext Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., downtown St. Paul, MN
An Evening of Poetry from Donna Isaac and Janna Knittel.
Donna will read from her new book about her Appalachian upbringing, Footfalls,
and Janna will read from her new chapbook of nature poems, Fish and Wildlife.

June 21, 2018
7:00 P.M.

The Bridges Reading Series at Har Mar Mall

2100 N. Snelling Ave., St. Paul

Featuring Donna Isaac (host and reader), Kevin Fitzpatrick, Charlie Curry, Michael Humphry, and Linda White.


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

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