Author Amy Bass to offer writing lecture at Headwaters Music and Arts

Headwaters Music and Arts will kick off its Bemidji Reads! series beginning May 16.

Author Amy Bass
Rodney Bedsole

BEMIDJI — Headwaters Music and Arts will kick off its Bemidji Reads! series beginning May 16.

Professor of Sports Studies at Manhattanville College in New York and award-winning author Amy Bass and her book "One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and a Game That Brought a Divided Town Together" will be featured during the series.

Beginning May 16, several dozen free copies of "One Goal" will be available at the Bemidji Public Library. A book discussion kit and books for check-out will be available as well.

Bass will appear in Bemidji on June 17 with events sponsored by Headwaters. At 10 a.m. she will conduct a craft lecture and discussion of sports writing and writing in general at Headwaters, 519 Minnesota Ave. NW.

Bass will present a reading and discussion of her book at 7 p.m. that same evening at the Bemidji Community Theater, 316 Beltrami Ave. NW. This event is also free and open to everyone.


"Amy Bass is a frequent contributor to CNN and has covered several Olympic Games for NBC, winning an Emmy for her work in 2012," a release said. "'One Goal' was named a Best Book of 2018 by the Boston Globe and Library Journal. The book tells the story of how a high school soccer team united a town — Lewiston, Maine — and won the state tournament.

Bass brings insight and passion to a broad range of topics in her speaking and writing. Her program will be of interest to writers, sports fans, youth and the general public, the release said.

For more information, visit or contact (218) 444-5606 .

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