Author Colin Mustful has been busy this summer! To begin, he published his first Online Educational Course on the U.S. – Dakota War of 1862. The course, published through Udemy.com, acts as an introduction to the U.S. – Dakota War by taking a broad look at the various people, places, and events leading up to and directly involved with this important history. You can preview the course here: https://www.udemy.com/the-us-dakota-war-of-1862/ or watch the YouTube trailer.
In the months of June and July, Colin made more than a dozen author presentations at schools, libraries, and historical organizations across the state. Learn about the author’s visit to Blooming Prairie in THIS ARTICLE published shortly after his visit. If you are interested in having the author visit your institution, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In July, Colin decided it was time to do some traveling! Along with his twin brother, Colin did some hiking, camping, and sightseeing at Glacier National Park in Montana. Less than a month later, Colin and his mom boarded a plane to Norway to visit some family and see the most beautiful country in the world!
In addition to all this, Colin has started Graduate School at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Colin is currently studying for his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. This included a ten-day on-campus residency (July 20-30) in which Colin had the opportunity to workshop with other writers and to learn from accomplished authors in fiction and other genres. This fall Colin will be reading books like How Fiction Works by James Wood and Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose. Also, he will be working with Howling Bird Press in selecting works of poetry to be published next spring.
Finally, Colin is continuing to work on his newest novel about the Sandy Lake Tragedy. This tragic event left 400 Ojibwe dead in 1850 as a result of the negligence and ill-fated plans of U.S. Government officials. Also, Colin is revising and republishing many of his YouTube videos regarding the U.S. – Dakota War of 1862. You can subscribe to the author’s YouTube channel here: Colin Mustful YouTube. Below is a recent video published by the author.
If you are looking for Colin this fall, you can find him coaching soccer at St. Francis High School, or assisting teachers and students in his role as a Para Professional at Secondary Technical Education Program in Anoka.