Even the River Starts Small is a collection of stories from the movement to stop the Line 3 pipeline. It features writing, art, and photos spanning nearly a decade, and includes reflections on many of the diverse experiences that made up this grassroots resistance.
The Line 3 Storytelling Anthology team received hundreds of submissions to this collection. We weren't able to capture every story or perspective, and we know that this project cannot speak for or record the entirety of the movement, but we are honored to uplift some of the stories you chose to share with us about your time resisting Line 3.
Even the River Starts Small is intended to be available for free to anyone who was personally involved in the movement to stop Line 3. At this stage, due to limited funds for an initial print run, we can only provide books for people who were involved in the resistance. If you would like to contribute to further distribution of the book, all donations to the project will be spent on printing more copies.
Copies of Even the River Starts Small will be available beginning on May 13, 2023. Make sure to reserve your copy! The book will be available for in-person pickup for people in Minnesota, or for shipping if you live outside the area.
This book is dedicated to the people who gave their time and energy to the movement to stop Line 3, and to anyone dreaming of a liberated world. Thank you for trusting us with your stories, photos, and artwork. We are so grateful that so many people wanted to be involved in this project.
Our anthology team is a small group of people who have resisted pipeline construction in Minnesota in various capacities (frontline work, digital organizing, art-making, and other roles in between). We began this project in the fall of 2021, and have spent over a year and a half compiling, editing, and designing what is now a 300 page book. If you are interested in learning more about this project you can read the introduction to the collection here.
Pick up a book in person
We strongly encourage everyone in Minnesota to come to one of our in-person pick-up days this spring. Please make sure to reserve a copy through the form before stopping by!
Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14
1 - 4 PM both days, Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Friday, May 19
3 - 6 PM, Zenith Bookstore, 318 N Central Ave, Duluth, MN 55807
Saturday, June 3
1 - 4 PM, Diamond Point Park, 1710 Birchmont Dr NE, Bemidji, MN 56601
There will be further in-person pick-up opportunities after these first dates!
Order online through our partners at Moon Palace