**Postponed due to snow. Will be rescheduled.**I know I start a lot of these posts with "take a break from the holiday crazies"...but I mean it. Again, take a break from the season of running around and join us as we welcome artist and author Deborah Padgett.
Deborah is bringing tea and scones so that will be reason enough. But wait, there's more! Deborah will read from her latest novel, The Sea In Winter. Quality, local fiction would make a wonderful gift for anyone on your list. Just sayin....
Deborah McWatters Padgett has been writing and painting her entire adult life. Her background includes a concentration in Literature from the University of Minnesota and a participating membership in the Loft Center for Literary Arts. Her instructors have included Alexs Pate, Faith Sullivan, Jonis Agee, Mary Gardener, Carol Bly and Patricia Weaver Francisco. She is a lifelong avid reader of literary and commercial fiction. Reading has served as primary educator to her writing. Her first novel, SOLVING LONELY, was published by LULU Press in 2011. Her short fiction has appeared in SPOUT, GYPSY CAB and SING HEAVENLY MUSE. Her essays and articles have been published in national and regional arts publications, as well as, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Art and Perception, (Australia) and in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She currently writes a monthly column titled “Living, Loving & Laughing…. Dear Deb”, for Saint Paul, Minnesota’s non-profit COMMUNITY REPORTER. She is mother to four grown children and grandmother to twenty-one. Her work celebrates the ordinary and attempts to hold dear the present moment in all its joy and sorrow. Deborah lives with her husband, ceramic artist and emeriti professor of art, Michael Padgett in Saint Paul, Minnesota.