Resources for writers and readers in MN & beyond

The Loft Literary Center
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults
Open Book
Kerlan Collection
Writing workshops & retreats:
Highlights Foundation
Story Studio Chicago
Write On, Door County (WI)
Anderson Center (Red Wing, MN)
Self publishing companies & etc:
Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Beaver’s Pond Press
Business info (thanks Anne at WPL Young Writers Club!):
Diverse books resources:
We Need Diverse Books
The Brown Bookshelf
Debbie Reese- American Indians in Children’s Literature
Lee & Low Books
Latinxs in Kid Lit
Reading While White blog
A is for Aging blog
Zetta Elliott
Maya Gonzalez
CCBC diversity stats

Favorite MN independent bookstores

The Red Balloon Bookshop (St. Paul)
Wild Rumpus Books (Minneapolis)
Moon Palace Books (Minneapolis)
Magers & Quinn Booksellers (Minneapolis)
Sister Wolf Books (Dorset)
Drury Lane Books (Grand Marais)
Birchbark Books (Minneapolis)