New Rivers Press invites you to our 45th Birthday Bash & Book Launch, Nov.7, at The Rourke Art Museum on Main in Moorhead.

2013 is New Rivers Press’ 45th year of publishing and 10th year of publishing from our MSUM location. Our Birthday Bash & Book Launch will include meeting the authors of our newest novels and poetry, some light refreshments, and time to mingle and relax to the tunes of Cat Sank Trio.

The doors will open at The Rourke Museum at 6:45 p.m., and you’ll be greeted with acoustic guitar music from Karl Bakkum. At 7:05 we’ll call everyone together for a few announcements followed by readings from our six 2013 authors (see information below). We’ll also be recognizing graphic designers and interns who have worked through our Certificate in Publishing to make our books of the last ten years.

We hope you’ll join us for this free and open-to-the-public event!

You can find out more about our events by visiting our office (Weld 108) or by taking a look at our Facebook page. For more details, contact Suzzanne Kelley at

2013 Authors:

Madelyne Camrud (North Dakota): Oddly Beautiful (her second collection of poetry to be published with New Rivers Press; Camrud’s first collection, This House is Filled with Cracks, was our 61st MVP prizewinner!)

Sian Griffiths (Utah): Borrowed Horses (debut novel!)

David Haynes (Texas): A Star in the Face of the Sky (7th novel!–his 3rd novel to be published with New Rivers Press. Haynes is a two-time winner of our MVP prize: 55th MVP prize for Right By My Side [soon to be released as an e-book] and the 72nd MVP prizewinner for Heathens)

Kathryn Levy (New York): Reports (Levy’s second collection of poetry, following the success of Losing the Moon)

Joe Stracci (Connecticut): Whitney (Many Voices Project winner in prose, 2011, and Stracci’s first published novel)

Bradford Tice (Nebraska): Rare Earth (Many Voices Project winner in poetry, 2011, and debut poetry collection)