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Please Help Us Publish Our 2017 Saint Paul Almanac

Your support will help us pay over 200 writers and visual artists for their work in the 2017 Saint Paul Almanac. The book launch is planned for April 6, 2017, at the newly remodeled Black Dog Café in Lowertown.

 At the Saint Paul Almanac we believe when local writers, artists and residents have a place to voice their dreams, wishes, hopes, and desires—and the larger community hears them and reads them—we all become more connected and empathic with each other.

That listening and understanding strengthens all of us. It helps us all know we belong right here. 

This is one of the ways to fight extremism and isolation tactics practiced by some people and corporations in power.

 As Paul Wellstone said, “We all do better when we all do better.”

 Thank you for believing that. 

Kimberly Nightingale, Executive Director

What is the Saint Paul Almanac? 

Saint Paul Almanac believes sharing stories and poetry creates compassion between individuals and communities and leads to a more connected and more caring Saint Paul community.  


Saint Paul Almanac is a literary-centered arts organization. We share stories across cultures and cultivate dialogue to promote understanding, relationships, and collaborative action.


STORYTELLING: We connect people to one another through sharing stories.

MENTORING: We support authentic intergenerational and intercultural learning between youth, elders, emerging and established artists and writers.

EQUITY: We facilitate opportunities for the voices of diverse people to be heard and to shape the communities in which we live.

IMPACT: We infuse the arts into lives and life into the arts as a catalyst for building more productive, connected and informed, just and livable communities.

WORK: We recognize artists as workers and we build ladders of opportunity for artists, including paying for the contributions of local writers and artists.


A world of equitable communities made strong through literature and the arts.


•  We publish the annual Saint Paul Almanac book filled with stories, poems, and artwork related to the city. Four-time award-winning—now in its tenth edition.    

•  We launched Storymobile in June 2014 and Storymobile 2.0 in June 2016. Residents write, film, and speak their stories with help from professional writers and filmmakers.

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