Literary calendar for week of Jan. 21 including veterinarian Jody Lulich and his memoir, ‘In the Company of Grace’

JODY LULICH: Introduces his memoir “In the Company of Grace,” in which he explains his path to veterinary medicine and how caring for voiceless animals amidst his own shame and pain provided a lifeline and a chance to heal himself.

The author is a professor of veterinary clinical services and internal medicine at the University of Minnesota where he holds the Osborne/Hills Chair in nephrology/urology and is director of the Minnesota Urolith Center. He is also a classical pianist.

His program is part of Friends of the St. Paul Public Library’s free Fireside Reading series. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 24. Rondo Community Library, 461 N. Dale St., St. Paul.

KATE ST. VINCENT VOGEL: Presents “Iron Horse Cowgirls,” about Louise Scherbyn, founder of the Women’s International Motorcycle Association, in conversation with Kate Hopper. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S.,. Mpls. Reservations required. Go to

SUSAN THURSTON: Discusses her novel “Sister of Grendel,” told from the viewpoint of the sister of one of mythology’s monsters. In conversation with Cass Dalglish. 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.

THEODORE WHEELER: Discusses “The War Begins in Paris,” based on misadventures of a real journalist-turned-Nazi mouthpiece, with Matthew Reznicek. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S, Mpls. Reservations required. Go to

What else is going on

It isn’t too early to start thinking about the all-day 2024 Minnesota Writing Workshop on April 6 at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront, 11 E. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. With the theme “How to Get Published,” the in-person event is presented by the independent organization Writing Day Workshops. It’s a day full of classes and advice designed to give authors instruction about how to get their writing and books published. For a schedule and other details, go to Attendance is limited to 225.

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