BEMIDJI – Headwaters Music and Arts will launch its Bemidji Reads! series beginning May 16.
Professor of sports studies at Manhattanville College in New York and award-winning author Amy Bass and her book “One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and a Game That Brought a Divided Town Together” will be featured during the series.
From May 16, several dozen free copies of “One Goal” will be available at the Bemidji Public Library. A book discussion kit and books for departure will also be available.
Bass will appear in Bemidji on June 17 with events sponsored by Headwaters. At 10 a.m., she will host a craft talk and discussion on sportswriting and writing in general at Headwaters, 519 Minnesota Ave. NW.
Bass will present a reading and discussion of his book at 7 p.m. that same evening at the Bemidji Community Theater, 316 Beltrami Ave. NW. This event is also free and open to all.
“Amy Bass is a frequent CNN contributor and has covered multiple Olympics for NBC, winning an Emmy for her work in 2012,” a statement read. “‘One Goal’ was named the best book of 2018 by the Boston Globe and Library Journal. The book is about how a high school football team united a town – Lewiston, Maine – and won the state tournament.
Bass brings insight and passion to a wide range of topics in his lyrics and writing. Its program will be of interest to writers, sports fans, young people and the general public, according to the press release.
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