Singer-songwriter, author, and Prairie Public artist Elisa Korenne will feature her award-winning memoir at Edina Arts Center with a reading and signing featuring live songs.
North Star Press released Hundred Miles to Nowhere: An Unlikely Love Story by New York City performing songwriter-turned-rural-writer Elisa Korenne on June 6, 2017. The book is a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Korenne is an award-winning songwriter and writer whose face and voice are familiar to Fargo audience from Prairie Public Broadcasting’s series of mini music documentary videos about unusual figures from Midwestern History. She is known for her original songs about oddballs in history, and, now, for her evocative and heart-stirring memoir about moving from New York City to rural Minnesota.
Since becoming a Minnesotan, Korenne has become a pioneering rural artist. Gull Lake TEDx chose Korenne to be a featured speaker at their April 2017 conference. Prairie Public Television in Fargo, North Dakota commissioned her to create songs and appear in a series of ten mini-music documentaries of unusual people and events in the Upper Midwest. Subjects include controversial politico A.C. Townley, health-insurance saleswoman Sister “Lumberjack” Amata Mackett, and Mail Order Bride Rachel Calof.