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Born and raised in Norway, Lise Lunge-Larsen came to the US on a scholarship to attend college. She planned to return to Norway but fell in love, married and remained in the US where, in addition to teaching at the college level, she has become a well-known storyteller and award-winning author. She and her husband have three children and live in Duluth, MN where she is known as “The Troll Lady.”
Lunge-Larsen is the author of “The Hidden Folk: Stories of Fairies, Dwarves, Selkies, and Other Secret Beings” and “The Troll with No Heart in His Body.” Programming is supported in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Author William Durbin will share the craft of writing historical fiction at the Moorhead Library on Monday, March 29 at 7 p.m. He will share how to use people and events from your personal and community history as the basis for writing creative fiction. Durbin will share a collection of archival photos and discuss how he wrote and researched his novels, most of which are set in the Midwest and deal with familiar subjects such as immigration, homesteading, logging, mining, the Great Depression, and war.
The Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF), which provided support for this program, was created by Minnesotans who approved a constitutional amendment in November 2008 which increased the state sales tax to support Minnesota’s arts history and cultural heritage.
For more information on this and other programs, please call 233-7594 or visit your library at 118 S. 5th St. Information is also available online at www.larl.org. Moorhead Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library.
In an effort to save taxpayer dollars, the LARL Board of Trustees opted to send a video to Minnesota Legislators in 2009 instead of incurring the expenses involved with traveling to the state capital. Click on the video above to view it.