Announcing Flexible Press’s line up for 2020

I’m proud to announce my publishing house, Flexible Press, will be publishing three books for 2020! “Rewilding: Poems for the Environment,” edited by Crystal Gibbons of Split Rock Review, will be released in early summer. The poetry anthology seeks to explore the current state of the natural environment by bringing together a diverse spectrum of… Continue reading Announcing Flexible Press’s line up for 2020

Home launch event–lineup announced

Help launch the new anthology, Home, and support housing! launch event flyer October 16, 2019, 7 p.m. Open Book Target Performance Hall 1011 So. Washington Ave. Minneapolis, MN Home is an anthology of 40 Minnesota-focused short stories, memoirs, and poems exploring hope and loss, promises kept and promises broken, in search of that place we… Continue reading Home launch event–lineup announced

Woolworth: The rise and fall of the mighty five-and-dime

I’m an occasional contributor to the wonderful Hennepin History Magazine. For the Fall/Winter 2019 issue, I wrote the following article about the venerable old dime store, Woolworth: Vol. 77, No. 3, winter fall 2019–Woolworths It is hard to imagine a business that was so at once iconic, romanticized, and — at times — vilified as… Continue reading Woolworth: The rise and fall of the mighty five-and-dime

Guest blogger: what I think of this whole “Training” thing — By Rosie

Greetings from down at your feet! First, let me say, thanks to Master for letting me write this guest blog post. Very big of him. And that monkey is very big. That’s his main quality. I’m like 25 pounds. My gorilla a hundred and seventy. The ape is huge. I guess that’s why he’s in… Continue reading Guest blogger: what I think of this whole “Training” thing — By Rosie

Lake Street Stories reading at Moon Palace Books!

Come check out Lake Street Stories, Sunday, October 21, 3 – 4:00 p.m. Reading, authors, books–really, how can you go wrong?   Lake Street Stories is 12 stories about the heart of south Minneapolis. We had 85 people at the launch party Friday, and now we are back for a reading at the best book… Continue reading Lake Street Stories reading at Moon Palace Books!

Lake Street Stories Book Launch Party!

Come to the book Launch Party for Lake Street Stories Friday, October 12, 2018, 7 – 8:30 p.m. El Norteño, 4000 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406 All profits from Lake Street Stories will be donated to CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio) http://www.clues.org Reading; meet the authors; food; free About the book Lake Street… Continue reading Lake Street Stories Book Launch Party!

Lake Street Stories has arrived!

I am so excited to announce the publication of Lake Street Stories! Lake Street Stories is an anthology of short stories by 12 established and emerging Twin Cities’ writers about Minneapolis’s iconic south side main street. It’s available now at Amazon.com and other online stores in both print and e-book, or ask your favorite bookseller… Continue reading Lake Street Stories has arrived!

Block E: Minneapolis’s Times Square Fireside Chat

Block E Panel Discussion Press Release December 17, 2 – 4 p.m. Hennepin History Museum, 2303 3rd Ave So. Minneapolis Book reading Video presentation, Shinders to Shinders Discussion A panel discussion about the notorious Block E in downtown Minneapolis, featuring people who lived and worked there, including: Patrick Scully. Scully, a celebrated Twin Cities’ performance… Continue reading Block E: Minneapolis’s Times Square Fireside Chat

Tales of Block E continues

Well, now we know more about what brings this strange father and son duo to the Venice Cafe! Next week, they’ll continue to bond and reveal more about their personal journeys. We are just getting going! Get caught up at https://talesofblocke.wordpress.com/ And don’t forget about my book launch party! https://williamburleson.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/tales-of-block-e-book-launch-party/ I’ll read a little and… Continue reading Tales of Block E continues

Tales of Block E is now officially published!

It’s official: Tales of Block E is now available in print and e-book! Yay! It’s online at the usual places including Amazon.com. I’ll start schlepping them by hand to various book stores in the Twin Cities, and I’ll post on my website those locations as I get them. Go to https://www.williamburleson.com/tales-of-block-e-books for information. I’m pretty… Continue reading Tales of Block E is now officially published!