september, 2019

fri27sep7:00 pmFrank Bures @ Dragonfly Books: UNDER PURPLE SKIES7:00 pm Dragonfly Books Event Organized By: Dragonfly Books Age:All agesCost:Free/Small Donation

Event Details

Editor Frank Bures and contributor Ahmed Ismail Yusuf return to Dragonfly Books for an author talk featuring the collection, Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology (Belt Publishing, 2019). Bures will talk about the anthology he edited and Yusuf will read his poetry included in the collection, followed by a book signing Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m.

In recent years, Minneapolis has become a literary powerhouse. Under Purple Skies: The Minneapolis Anthology collects some of the most exciting work being done in, or about, Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area, with narrative threads that stretch back not just to Scandinavia, but across the world. The writers included have won, or been shortlisted for, the Newbery Award, the Man Booker prize, the Pulitzer, the Caldecott Award, the National Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award and others. Kelly Barnhill, Marlon James, Kao Kalia Yang, Michael Perry, Bao Phi, Danez Smith, Shannon Gibney and many more, including new and first-time writers, are featured in the anthology.

Everyone is invited to join Dragonfly Books for this free event on Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. If you can’t attend but would like a book, please call Dragonfly Books at 563-382-4275 to reserve a copy and have it autographed for you.

This event is sponsored by Dragonfly Books at 112 W. Water St., Decorah and is free and open to the public. To learn more about this and other events at Dragonfly Books, please visit, or contact us at or 563-382-4275.


(Friday) 7:00 pm


Dragonfly Books

112 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101