Michelle Obama, former First Lady and now best-selling author, will bring her book tour to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul at 8 p.m. March 13. Obama will talk about her memoir, “Becoming,” the best-selling book of the year with 2 million copies sold in the U.S. and Canada across all formats since it was published in November. It is in its 6th printing with 3.4 million copies in print.
ST. PAUL—Kathryn Haddad is winner of the 2018 Kay Sexton Award for her role in creating a space in the Minnesota creative community for previously underrepresented Arabs, Arab-Americans and Muslims. The award, announced Thursday, Feb. 8, by Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, cited Haddad's influence as founder of Mizna, one of the few Arab-American arts and literary organizations in the U.S., as well as being a writer, teacher and community organizer.