NDSU Press Hosts Party to Celebrate Launch of Six Books

NDSU Press is hosting its second annual Press Party to commemorate the launch of six new books 7 – 9 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at NDSU’s Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center. Live music by Cat Sank Trio, refreshments and a cash bar will be provided at this free event – no RSVP required. Just a love of books!

The titles launching on Thursday include:
– “Derby Girl: A Memoir” by Sammi Jones
– “Prairie Mosaic: An Ethnic Atlas of Rural North Dakota, 2nd Edition” by William C. Sherman and Thomas D. Isern
– “Land of Sunlit Ice” by North Dakota Poet Laureate Larry Woiwode
– “Devotions,” a book of poetry by Timothy Murphy
– “This Could Have Been a Simple Story” by Ajla Terzic, translated from Bosnian by John K. Cox
– “Music at NDSU” by Robert Groves

Since 1950, NDSU Press has been a scholarly and literary press that aims to become the press of choice for scholars of the plains and prairies. They publish an average of one book per year, but as of summer 2015, they made it their mission to elevate to university press status, which includes publication of eight to 10 books per year.

“From the readers’ perspective, (the party) a glimpse into the driving force that propels an author to carry an idea to a book-length production… what discipline is involved, what foibles happen along the way, what joy (or relief) there is in completion,” said Suzzanne Kelley, NDSU Press editor in chief. “From the press’s perspective, this party is a way to celebrate the aesthetics of the book and the gift of knowledge books provide.”

Kelley continued, “We have memes and mini-articles showered upon us daily, but there is no better exercise for our minds than reading a book-length, research- or literary-driven narrative. NDSU Press invites everyone to witness this event, to celebrate the hard-won sharing of literature and knowledge.”

Doors open for the event at 6:45 p.m. The Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center is located at 1241 University Drive North in Fargo, right next to NDSU. For more information on NDSU Press, visit the NDSU Press Facebook page.

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