Mike Ekern


Norman Sims

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 12 p.m.

Discussion and signing

Wipeout Ski Club

Edinburgh USA

8700 Edinbrook Crossing

Brooklyn Park, MN 

Friday, April 24, 2020, 5 p.m.

Discussion and signing

Frederic (WI) Public Library

Frederic, WI

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 7:45 p.m.

Discussion and signing

Ramsey County Historical Society

Waldmann's Brewery

St. Paul, MN


Saturday, March 7, 2020, Noon

Discussion and signing 

BWCA Hiking Trails Kickoff Event

Lebanon Hills Regional Park Retreat Center

Eagan, MN

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 24-25, 2020

Meet the author (7 p.m. Friday) 

Discussion and signing (11:15 a.m. Saturday)

2020 Paddlefest

CrawDaddy Outdoors/The W at Wartburg College

Waverly, Iowa


Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Discussion and signing

Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum

Spooner, WI

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.


Fjällräven Mall of America

Bloomington, MN

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, 1 p.m.

Discussion and signing

Fjällräven St. Paul

797 Grand Ave.

St. Paul, MN

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

Patagonia Outdoors Store

St. Paul, MN

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10 a.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

Far North Canoe Symposium

The Rec Center
3700 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN  55416

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 10, 1:30 p.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes


Madison, WI 

Monday, January 28, 2019, 9:30 a.m.

Discussion, Environmental Journalism

Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

Ludwig Maximilian University

Munich, Germany

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. 10:40 a.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

Pilgrim House UUA

Arden Hills, MN


Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, 7 p.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

Watermark Art Center

Bemidji, MN 

Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2-4 p.m.

Signing with talk to follow at 5 p.m. at Wunderbar,

before the Paddling Film Festival

Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply

Grand Marais, MN 

Monday, May 14, 2018, 7 p.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

Shoreview Public Library, Shoreview, MN

Friday, April 20, 2018, 12 p.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

University of St. Thomas OSF Library

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Discussion, Canoes

University of Minnesota-Morris

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

Canoecopia, Madison, Wisconsin

Friday, March 9, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

Canoecopia, Madison, Wisconsin

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 2 p.m.

Discussion, Czech Republic

Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

The Boathouse, Barrow-Upon-Soar, United Kingdom

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 2 p.m.

Signing, Canoes

Piragis Outfitters, Ely, MN

Monday, July 24, 2017, 12 p.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

Brainerd Public Library, Brainerd, MN

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 5-6 p.m.

Signing, Canoes

Drury Lane Bookstore, Grand Marais, MN 

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

Wooden Canoe Heritage Association convention

Paul Smith's College, Brighton, NY

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m.

Panel discussion, outdoor writers

Outdoor Writers Association of America, annual meeting

Holiday Inn, Duluth, MN

Sunday, June 18, 2017, 12:30-2 p.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival

North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 7 p.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, Iowa

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 5 p.m.

Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards, Canoes

Kirby Ballroom, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2-4 p.m.

Signing, Canoes

The Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Emerald St., Keene, NH

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 11 a.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls, MA

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 6-8 p.m.

Signing, Canoes

Northshire Book Store, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

Discussion, Canoes

Thayer Library, Ashuelot, NH

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Minnesota Book Awards

InterContinental Hotel St. Paul Riverfront, St. Paul, MN

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

Discussion and book signing, Canoes

Metropolitan Club

Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave., Edina, MN

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 6-7:30 p.m.

Discussion and book signing, Canoes

Minnesota Canoe Association

Midwest Mountaineering, Minneapolis MN

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 2-4 p.m.

Book signing, Canoes

Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave.,

Minneapolis MN

Saturday, December 3, 2016, noon-1 p.m.

Discussion and signing, Canoes

Frost River, 1910 W. Superior St., Duluth MN

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6 p.m.

Discussion and book signing, Canoes

Village Bookstore, 201 NW 4th St., Grand Rapids MN

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 7 p.m.

Discussion and book signing, Canoes

Sponsored by Minnesota Rovers Outdoors Club

Olin Science Center, Room 350

Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., Saint Paul MN

Friday, November 18, 2016, 5-7 p.m.

Canoes book release party and exhibit opening,

"Traveling Distant Waters: Canoes in Asmat in the Upper Midwest"

American Museum of Asmat Art, Anderson Student Center

University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., Saint Paul MN

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7 p.m.

Book launch and reading, Canoes

Common Good Books, 38 Snelling Ave. S., Saint Paul MN


Minnesota Historical Society

Wisconsin State Historical Society

ADK Museum

Norman Sims

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