Authors signing new books Thursday at Jamestown College

Jamestown College will host a book signing for authors Larry Woiwode and Laurel Woiwode at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 in the lobby of the Unruh and Sheldon Center. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Refreshments will be served.

“Past Darkness” is the debut novel from Laurel Woiwode, a 2007 graduate of Jamestown College. In the book, the main character, Gabrielle Larson, moves from Chicago to rural North Dakota after tragedy strikes her family. The novel has been described as “a touching tale about the importance of family, the power of music, and the ever-present working of mercy.”

“Words for Readers and Writers: Spirit-Pooled Dialogues” is the newest collection of essays from Larry Woiwode, North Dakota Poet Laureate and Writer in Residence at Jamestown College. The essays explore the meaning and significance of writing. Woiwode’s work has been featured in publications such as The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Books & Culture, and The Atlantic.

Both books are published by Crossway, Wheaton, Ill.

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