Event Calendar

Upcoming events include Theater, Storytelling, Book Performances, Backyard Concerts at the B&B, and Swedish Folk Singing by SVEA.

“The Sock Goblin” at Art Along the Lake

September 29, 2018


Kari Vick‘s studio: 5304 W Hwy 61, Lutsen, MN

Join the author and illustrator for the debut of “The Sock Goblin.” Rose will read from the book and tell stories.

Who steals the missing socks? The Sock Goblin, of course! He lives on the hot water pipe under the laundry room, and he never, ever takes a matching pair.

Youth Writers’ Workshop

October 9, 16, 23, 30

Tuesdays 3:45-5:15pm

Grand Marais Art Colony

Ages 9-12

Calling all daydreamers, bookworms, and word nerds! This class will fuel your creativity and give you tools for writing great short stories. You’ll try out warm-up techniques, brainstorm new ideas, write messy first drafts, and edit your stories so they shine. Rose is the author of The Marvelous Imagination of Katie Addams and has led writing and storytelling classes for youth since 2002.

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This class will remain open until October 2, 2018. Please register before this date.


Novel Starter Class

October 22, 29; November 5, 12

Mondays 5:15 – 7:30pm

Grand Marais Art Colony

During November, people all around the world write 50,000-word first drafts for National Novel Writing Month. Whether you have a few books under your belt or are a beginner, writing is easier—and a lot more fun—with support. In October students will “stock the pond” by brainstorming plot, creating character studies, and outlining. November sessions will provide accountability as students rack up their word counts and continue developing their story. Mediated feedback, brainstorming, and buddy check-ins will help break through blocks and support the practice of writing long after class ends.

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Registration for this class remains open until October 15th, 2018. Please register before this date.


Beginning Swedish

October 30; November 6, 13, 20

Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm

Cook County Higher Ed, Grand Marais

To register, contact Higher Ed: (218)387-3411 or HIGHERED@NORTHSHORECAMPUS.ORG

Easy As Pie: Holiday Pies

November 10

1 – 5pm

North House Folk School, Grand Marais


Berry or custard, savory or sweet, in a tin or on a cookie sheet, pies offer endless possibilities. Discover why this versatile dish has been around since the ancient Egyptians (and other fun pie trivia). We’ll learn how to turn butter, lard, flour and water into a flakey crust, get creative with lattice work and decorative cut-outs, compare a food processor with hand tools, and experiment with fillings and spices. This class includes single-crust, double-crust, pocket pies and galettes. This session will feature holiday favorites.


Julgädje: Christmas Joy

November 24 at 12pm & 2pm

November 25 at 1pm

American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis

Free with museum admission

Ross Sutter, Cheryl Paschke, Marya Hart and Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux make Christmas magic at the American Swedish Institute. Join them for music, stories and dancing, and be sure to bring along your little tomtar— they’re sure to steal the show.


SVEA Holiday Concert

December 7


Grand Marais Art Colony


A cappella Swedish folk music, stories, poems, glögg, and cookies.

Colorful Cross-Out Poetry

January 21

9 am – 12 pm

Grand Marais Art Colony

Ages 8-12

Have you ever wished you had a fairy godmother to give you ideas? Come you’re your own with nothing more than a classic fairytale, markers, scissors, and glue. Rose will give guidance for how to cut up, cross out, and add color to create original poems.

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This class will remain open until January 14th, 2018. Please register before this date.


Reading Group: Wired for Story

January 29 & February 21


Grand Marais Art Colony

Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers From the Very First Sentence by Lisa Cron is packed with advice on captivating the reader. Learn exactly what you need to know about your characters’ pasts—what you can skip, how to set readers up for a satisfying payoff, and why outlining is a good thing. There’s nothing dry or vague in Lisa Cron’s writing as she guides you expertly through creating a story with maximum impact. Participants will learn the fascinating explanations of how the brain processes story and discuss practical applications for their own writing. Discussion facilitated by Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux.

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Participants will meet on the first date to get to know one another and discuss an overview of their book, spend the month reading, and return on February 21 for a final discussion.

There is a suggested event donation of $10. Participants are asked to give based on their means and can add on a donation of a self-designated amount upon check out.

This event will remain open until January 22nd, 2018. Please register before this date.