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Andy Sturdevant comes to Rum River Library

Date: Nov 4th, 2013

Andy Sturdevant will appear on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Rum River Library as part of the Club Book program. Rum River Library is located at 4201 6th Avenue in Anoka. 

Club Book, a program of the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) and coordinated by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County, is bringing best-selling and award-winning national and regional authors to library communities across the seven-county metropolitan region.

“If you’re looking for someone who is always on the cutting edge of the Twin Cities art scene, Andy Sturdevant is your man,” according to Minnesota Public Radio. Andy has written about art, history and culture for a variety of Twin Cities-based publications and websites, including, Rain Taxi, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, and He has been the host of Salon-Saloon and also writes a weekly column on arts and visual culture for MinnPost. He will present his first book, Potluck Supper with Meeting to Follow, which was published by Coffee House Press in October 2013 to coincide with his solo show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This genre-bending collection reveals the essayist as pied piper and artist, whose canvas is the city.

“If you’re interested in Keillor-esque observations and a multi-dimensional perspective of the Twin Cities art scene, Andy is the guy,” said Anoka County Commissioner Jim Kordiak.

“Just like a potluck, his new book includes a wide variety of essays,” said Library Board Vice President Melanie Keister, “Join us to talk about the ways community art touches our everyday lives.”

This program is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Seating is first come, first seated. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

This Club Book event is hosted by Anoka County Library and is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.  More information about Club Book events can be found by visiting  For more information about this or other library programs, call 763-576-4695.