Stories Now and Then

Moonfire author Loren Niemi will be appearing this upcoming weekend at Stories Now and Then at Open Eye Figure Theatre in Minneapolis. The theatre is located at 506 E 24th St #3732, Minneapolis MN 55404. It’s a great venue for storytelling.

Loren will be telling “Finding Gregory” on Sunday, the 22nd at 2:00 PM. Also, there’s a great lineup of storytellers all weekend ready to regale you with a wide variety of tales. Click here and scroll down the page for ticketing information and directions.

This will be a great time and an excellent show. Hope you can make it!

It Pleases the King to Perform at the Feast

“Loren Niemi is one of my life and writing heroes. If you don’t know his work, you have wasted your life. Start over and do it right this time, dumbass!”
– Mike Finley, King of St. Paul Poetry

Mike Finley joins the august troupe of performers at the celebration of Loren Niemi’s new book What Haunts Us. Free admission! 7 pm April 13, 2019. Black Forest Festaal auditorium, 1 – 26th Street East, Minneapolis, MN.

Mike Finley’s work has appeared in over 200 books, 400 magazines and periodicals, 2,000 blogs and essays, and more than 25 textbooks and anthologies, including Pushcart Prize IX. He is the 2011 winner of the KPV Kerouac Award for Writing. Mike makes his living writing in St. Paul, Minnesota. He recently made his debut as a bad singer. Kraken Press has been publishing in paper and bits since 1974.

Jim Stowell Knows What Haunts Us

Jim Stowell will be performing tonight at the Release Party for What Haunts Us.
Jim’s been called – “the area’s primer storyteller”… “the area’s most compelling storyteller”… “the best storyteller in town”… “a master at work”… “a treasure”… “a genius”…“a mix of humor, truth and passion”… “unforgettable and unnerving”… “not to be missed”… “passionate and eloquent.”

Here’s a clip from “The Things They Carried” a play based on a novel by Tim O’Brien, Adapted by Jim Stowell.

Haunt the Black Forest!

Rebecca Ramsden is one of the headliners at this event. Please join Rebecca in an evening of music and haunted tales performed by Loren Niemi at the Black Forest Inn Festaal Room on April 13th, 2019 from 7:00–8:30 pm. This event will celebrate the release of Loren’s new story collection What Haunts Us. The Black Forest Inn is located at 1 East 26th Street, Minneapolis MN, 55404.

  • Featuring Performances by Loren Niemi, Jim Stowell, Mike Finley, and Rebecca Ramsden.

  • Music by Carl Franzen and friends.

  • Special Guest Jack Zipes will offer a few words about ghost stories.
Stop by the Black Forest Inn Festaal Room on April 13th for a haunting and enchanting evening of great performances! The Facebook link for this event can be found here.

Loren Niemi Author Page and Events

We have just set up a new author page on our Moonfire site for Loren Niemi, author of What Haunts Us. There you can find his upcoming appearances and read reviews of the book, which have been coming in and are quite good.

Two events to highlight: This Sunday, April 7th, Loren will be appearing at a book release event for What Haunts Us at Eat My Words Bookstore from 2:00-4:00 pm. Stop by for some great storytelling and to pick up a signed copy of the book. Eat My Words Bookstore is located at 214 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN.

Next Saturday, April 13th, Loren will be appearing at the Black Forest Inn Festaal Auditorium along with friends and special guests from 7:00-8:30. This will be a great evening of music and spoken word performances. The Black Forest Inn is located at 1 East 26th Street, Minneapolis MN.

Check out the new page, and we hope to see you at these events!

Haunt the Black Forest!

Join Loren Niemi and Moonfire Publishing at the Black Forest Inn Festaal Room on April 13th, 2019 from 7:00–8:30 pm. This event will celebrate the release of Loren’s new story collection What Haunts Us. The Black Forest Inn is located at 1 East 26th Street, Minneapolis MN, 55404.

  • Featuring Performances by Loren Niemi, Jim Stowell, Mike Finley, and Rebecca Ramsden.

  • Music by Carl Franzen and friends.

  • Special Guest Jack Zipes will offer a few words about ghost stories.
Stop by the Black Forest Inn Festaal Room on April 13th for a haunting and enchanting evening of great performances! The Facebook link for this event can be found here.

What Haunts Us Book Release Event April 7th in Northeast Minneapolis

Join Loren Niemi and Moonfire Publishing at Eat My Words Bookstore on April 7th, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Eat My Words Bookstore is located at 214 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN, 55413.

This will be a book release event for Loren’s first published story collection titled What Haunts Us. This evocative compendium of stories includes tales he has performed on stages for many years, along with new explorations of paranormal mysteries.

Come on down for some top-notch storytelling, and check out the new book. This promises to be an exciting and intriguing afternoon! The Facebook link for this event can be found here.

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