North Dakota writer and musician Jessie Veeder released her first children’s book, “Prairie Princess,” this month. To celebrate, she visits libraries across the state to lead a read, sign, discuss, and create activity for all ages. She will be at Gate 204, Watford City at 4.30pm on Friday January 21.
“Prairie Princess” is a celebration of rural life and our connection to the land told through a young girl’s perspective. 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 guide expert tourist and guardian of the land she knows so well and reminds us of what it is like to be captivated and in charge of a place.
Veeder’s visit to the library will focus on reading the book and finding inspiration and what it takes to go from idea to print. She will share music and lead a fun and engaging creative writing and art project that will encourage participants of all ages to explore and commemorate the place they love the most. Attendees will leave inspired, connected and with a work of art they will be proud of.
Veeder will be available for a meet and book signing after the workshop. The book will be available for purchase at the event.
Veeder is a statewide columnist and has been a symbol of folk music in western North Dakota since releasing her debut album when she was just 16 years old. Since then, she has pursued a successful career in music and creative writing. 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 more. Jessie’s skills as a songwriter and storyteller flourish in songs that remain rooted in the stories of her home in western North Dakota. His weekly writings can be found at http://www.veederranch.com.
For more information on Jessie Veeder’s working visit http://www.jessieveedermusic.com.
For more information about the event, 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.