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Graphic illustrator Nicholas Jackson teaches a workshop "From Concept to Life: Visual Story Telling" on Wednesday afternoon to a full room of artists and writers at the Bemidji Public Library as part of the library’s annual Book Festival that is being hosted this week. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Local visual artist details his message during Bemidji Library’s annual Book Festival

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BEMIDJI — Being able to draw is a means of escaping the hardships of life for Kathryn Engle.

Engle, 75, has seen a lot in her time: new life, love and even death. After losing her son nearly a year ago to cancer, Engle said she has found that once her pencil reaches paper, all her heartache can disappear, if only for a short time.


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