Margi Preus, July 9th, 12pm Brainerd Public Library | BrainerdDispatch.com | Brainerd, Minnesota

Margi Preus, July 9th, 12pm Brainerd Public Library

The Brown Bag Lunch Summer Authors’ Series welcomes its fifth author, Margi Preus, on Monday, July 9th, from noon to 1pm at the Brainerd Public Library. Preus is an award-winning children’s author and playwright.

Her first novel for young people, "Heart of a Samurai" is a 2011 Newbery Honor Book, an ALSC Notable Book and a recipient of the Asian Pacific American Award for Children’s Literature, among other honors. Her picture books include "Legend of the Lady Slipper" and "Celebritrees: Historic and Famous Trees of the World" a Parents Magazine and NYPL top choice for 2011. Preus served as the artistic director of Colder by the Lake Comedy Theatre for 25 years and with current Colder director and playwriting collaborator, Jean Sramek, has written hundreds of comedy sketches, a couple of comic operas, and dozens of plays for young people and grownups. When she isn’t writing, she teaches Children’s Literature at College of St. Scholastica and an occasional course at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

This promises to be an entertaining and enlightening hour. These events are sponsored by the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library. There is no charge for these events and all are welcome.