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Jessie Veeder, To Conduct Reading Of Her New Childrens' Book & Creative Workshop At Door 204, Watford City, Jan. 21

 

January 19, 2022 | View PDF

Jessie Veeder. (Photos submitted)

North Dakota writer and musician, Jessie Veeder, released her first childrens' book, "Prairie Princess" this month. To celebrate, she is touring libraries statewide to conduct a reading, signing, discussion and creative activity for all ages. She will be at Door 204, Watford City 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 21.

"Prairie Princess" is a celebration of rural living and our connection to the land told through the perspective of a young girl. Beautifully illustrated by North Dakota artist Daphne JohnsonClark and inspired by Jessie's magical childhood on her family's ranch in western North Dakota, "Prairie Princess" lets a little girl be the expert tour guide and caretaker of the land that she knows so well and reminds us what it's like to be captivated and responsible for a place. 

Veeder's visit to the library will be focused on reading the book and talking about the inspiration and what it takes to go from idea to print. She will share some music and conduct a fun and engaging creative writing and art project that will encourage participants of all ages to explore and commemorate the place they love most. Attendees will leave inspired, connected and with a piece of art to be proud of.

Veeder will be available for a meet and greet and book signing after the workshop. The book will be available for purchase at the event.

Veeder is a state-wide columnist and has been a symbol of folk music in western North Dakota since her releasing her first album when she was only 16. Since then, she has continued a successful music and creative writing career. Jessie's 2015 album, "Northern Lights," brought her to Nashville to record with Bill Warner, a producer who has worked with artists such as Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, and many others. Jessie's skill as a songwriter and storyteller soars in songs that remain rooted in the stories of her Western North Dakota home. Her weekly writing can be found on http://www.veederranch.com.

For more information on Jessie Veeder's work visit http://www.jessieveedermusic.com.

For more information about the event contact call 701-770-8659.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

 

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