Book lovers, this one's for you.
The Minnesota Book Awards is launching its first ever "Plots and Pints Pub Quiz" in honor of its 25th anniversary.
The event - slated for February 21 at 7pm at O'Gara's Bar and Grill in St. Paul - will pit teams of up to four contestants each against one another. Teams will be tested in their knowledge of Minnesota's literary history in the area of geography, crime, music, Minnesota Book Awards, 1988 (the MNBA's first year), and politics. There's also a mysterious "visual round."
The entry fee is $200 per team (which includes cost of a complimentary pint and light snacks); all proceeds go to the Minnesota Book Awards.
And in case you're wondering, the Minnesota Book Awards take place on April 13 at the Hilton Minneapolis.
Today Ann Ledy, the President of the College of Visual Arts, announced her resignation in a brief letter.
I have done absolutely everything in my power to promote the success of the college and I want nothing more then for it to thrive. Unfortunately the economy and the financial circumstances have made it impossible for our dreams to be achieved. I am devastated by this reality and I know that you are too.
Today I decided that it is best for the college that I step aside at this time. I wish all of you the best.
The news comes in the wake of last week's announcement that the school will be closing on June 30 for financial reasons.
The decision to close came as a shock both to current students and alumnae, many of whom are still hoping to reverse the decision.
This evening they met with CVA's Board of Trustees; members of the press showed up to cover the meeting, but they were asked to leave by the board.(7 Comments)