BookEnds Online Edition will feature writer Mary Logue on Saturday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m. The program is free and open to the public. The Zoom meeting ID is 867 0338 5655.

Logue wrote her first mystery when she was in sixth grade – it was about a mysterious trail around a pond. She went on to write about mysterious trails around Lake Pepin in her Claire Watkins mystery series.

Poetry, she says, is the foundation of her work, and she written four books of poetry. She has also published young adult novels and the Bloodwater series with Pete Hautman.

Now, she has created a striking new heroine: a young Irish immigrant caught up in a deadly plot in 19th-century Deadwood, S.D. in her book "The Streel,” published May 2020.

Logue was an editor at the “Village Voice,” Graywolf Press and The Creative Company. She has published articles in the “Village Voice,” “The New York Times” and the “Hungry Mind Review.” For many years she taught at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. Currently, she is on faculty in the low-residency Children's Literature MFA program at Hamline University in St. Paul.

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BookEnds is a monthly literary event hosted by the Wadena County Historical Society, Travelin’ Storyseller and the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center. These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information, contact the Wadena County Historical Society at Following the meeting, a recording of this program will be made available at