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Join Us for the First Event of the Year! Rev. Michael Wensing Signing “Ancestry.Mine” Tues., June 8, 7-8:30p

June 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


DDR Books is thrilled to host seven authors with South Dakota ties for book signings this summer. Find the Calendar of Events on our website (ddrbooks.com), Twitter (@ddrbooks), Facebook (DDR Books), Instagram (DDR Books), and sign up for our email newsletter at ddrbooks@wat.midco.net.

DDR Books’ first guest author of 2021 is Watertown-area native Rev. Michael Wensing M.A.; S.T.L., signing his newest book, Ancestry.Mine.

A member of the local Wensing and Lantsberger families, the author was pastor of Holy Name Parish from 2013 until his elevation to Senior Priest in 2020. Ancestry.Mine is a memoir, with Rev. Wensing reminiscing in the first half on his farm-boy upbringing near Florence and the histories and memories of his ancestors and their connections to South Dakota. The second half delves into his personal story: his education, calling to the priesthood, time directing as the Priest Sabbatical Program in Rome, and the pilgrimages he has led to the Holy Land.

Rev. Wensing has also authored the books Ministering to Youth: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Youth Workers and Death and Destiny in the Bible.


Tues., JUNE 8         7-8:30p         

REV. MICHAEL G. WENSING               Ancestry.Mine

Sat., JUNE 12          1-2:30p         

STEVEN WINGATE                                   The Leave-Takers

Sat., JUNE 19          2-3:30p

TRACY GILLES                                             Universe

Sat., JUNE 26          1-2:30p         

GREG REDLIN                                             White Hawk

Wed., JUNE 30       7-9p

LILITA ZVEJNIEKS HARDES                Biruta’s Story: A Memoir of Home, War and Finding Refuge

Wed., JULY 7           7-9p

STEPHEN HEIDENREICH                    Running to Win: Strategies to Triumph in Record Time

Sat., AUGUST 7      1-2:30p

PEN PEARSON                                           Bloomsbury’s Late Rose


Order your books in advance by calling us at 605.878.0418, emailing ddrbooks@wat.midco.net, or stopping in the store. Hours are M-F 10-5:30 & Sat 10-4. All events will take place at DDR Books, 7 S. Maple, Watertown.

Be sure to check back after each signing for the details of the next event. DDR Books kindly asks that patrons wear a face mask for everyone’s safety, and social distancing will be implemented. All CDC recommendations will be followed. Refreshments will be provided.


June 8, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Watertown, SD 57201 United States
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