Minot writer appearing locally

Award-winning writer, educator, and humorist Marcus Lyons is scheduled to appear as part of Minot’s Creative Night Out on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at Main Street Books downtown.

The event is free of charge and will feature a lively discussion on the art and craft of writing, fiction vs. non-fiction, and readings from “Aging: An Apprenticeship,” an essay anthology that includes the author’s piece, “Passing for Young-ish.” The collection also features work from Judy Blume, Ursula Le Guin, Kate Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Andrew McCarthy, Donald Hall, David Shields, and others.

Originally from Colorado where his literary career began, Lyons migrated to Minot earlier this year where he is working on the launch of the North Dakota Centre for Writing, a non-profit geared toward increasing the accessibility and visibility of the literary arts as well as creating literacy programs for both adults and children in Minot and beyond.