Reading for Read Local at Marshall Fine Arts Council, 109 North 3rd Street, Marshall, MN 56258, Thursday, November 16, 5:00-7:00 pm. 

Authors Selling and Signing: Saturday, August 12, Northwoods Art and Book Festival, 110 3rd Street South, Hackensack, MN, 9:00 am—3 pm.

Talk on Called at the Milaca Community Library, 235 1st Street East, Milaca, MN, 4:00 pm, Wednesday, June 28.

Reading at Eat My Words Bookstore, Saturday, October 29, 3:00 p.m., 1228 NE 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Reading at the Lyon County Library, Thursday, October 20, 6:30 p.m., Marshall, Minnesota.

Twin Cities Book Festival, Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN.

Montana Book Festival, 2016 Festival Author, Friday, September 23, 2:00 p.m., Missoula, MT.  Panel: Approaches to Spiritual Inquiry: How I Approached the Spiritual in my Memoir, Called: The Making & Unmaking of a Nun

Meet, Greet, and Sign Called: The Making & Unmaking of a Nun, Saturday, August 6, 2:00 p.m. at Valley Bookseller, 217 Main Street North, Stillwater, MN. The book tells of her lively and free-spirited youth as part of a large family in a small town on a prairie in Minnesota; of her calling by God; and of her new calling to marriage and life as both mother and teacher. Along the way, we meet her remarkable family, both reveling and suffering with her as she experiences sometimes joyful, sometimes difficult times. In the end, this is a story of resilience and spirited immersion in all that life has to offer.

Launch—In Conversation: Marge Barrett’s new memoir, Called: The Making & Unmaking of a Nun, 7 pm, Tuesday, May 31, Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415. The Loft presents an evening with author Marge Barrett celebrating the release of her new memoir. The book recounts Barrett’s life growing up in a large Catholic family in Marshall and St. Paul, Minnesota, joining a convent in 1963, leaving, and answering other “calls.” The launch event will include a conversation with Loft Executive Director Britt Udesen and Barrett about the process of writing this story over a large swath of time, the experience of becoming a nun, a teacher, a wife and mother, a sister caring for family members. The discussion will include excerpts from the book and a Q & A with the audience.