Julie Jo Larson

Julie Jo Larson is a writer, storycatcher, public speaker, and licensed social worker. She spends most weekends exploring Minnesota and writing MsStorian Adventures. When not advising college students, she can be found on the trail with a walking stick in hand and worn mukluks on her feet. Julie Jo lives in rural Brainerd with her husband, family pets, and a flock of chickens. Visit her at

The 26th annual Northwoods Art and Book Festival will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, in Hackensack, featuring Minnesota authors.

At 1:00 author Julie Jo Larson, “100 Things To Do in the Minnesota Northwoods Before  You Die”, will be in the UCC Sanctuary. The tile of her presentation is “Why Not? Writing A Travel Book During a Pandemic.” Julie Jo

The event will feature more than 30 authors and 60 artists, all sharing their creative work. This NAC event is Minnesota’s longest running art and literature festival in the state, according to festival organizers.


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