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Microgrant helps local author publish book of poetry

John Fransen, author and microgrant recipientAuthor John Fransen is passionate about writing poetry and dreamed of publishing his work. He applied for funds from the Minnesota Microgrant Partnership to cover publishing fees and make his book, “Some Words to Love By”, available online through Amazon.

Red Rock Center in Fairmont is hosting a reading and book signing on Tuesday, January 21 from 5-7pm. Stop by, enjoy some poetry, and pick up a book. If you can’t make it to the reading, you can pick up John’s book at

Microgrants are available for eligible Minnesotans with disabilities into Spring 2021. These grants are funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Resources. Learn more at