Notable Twin Cities: 4/15–4/21

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Sunday 4/15: Poets Heidi Czerwiec and Elizabeth O’Brien launch Conjoining and A Secret History of World Wide Outage. Common Good Books, 2 p.m., free.

Want to create your own comic character? In celebration of their latest graphic novel Q & Ray Case #2: Meteorite or Meteor-wrong? co-creators Trisha Speed Shaskan and Stephen Shaskan will get you drawing in this one-hour class! Limited to 15 children, ages 6-12. Moon Palace Books, 2:30 p.m., $7.99 (includes a copy of the book).

Monday 4/16: Ariel Lawhon will be discussing her book I Was Anastasia as part of the 2018 Club Book series. Golden Valley Library, 6:30 p.m., free.

Join Lesley Nneka Arimah to celebrate the paperback release of her book What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky with a reading, Q&A, and signing. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/17: Rafael Johnson will be reading from their novel The Through. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Jen Sincero will be reading and discussing her latest book, You Are a Badass at Making Money. Book signing to follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

The April installment of Carol Connolly’s Reading by Writers will feature Mike Finley, JoAnne Makela, Ethna McKiernan, Loren Niemi, and Susan Thurston. The University Club of St. Paul, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/18: Join poet and nonfiction writer Margot Fortunato Galt to celebrate the release of her chapbook The Heart Beat of Wings. She will be accompanied by readings from Julie Landsman and Morgan Grayce Willow. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/19: Minnesota Book Award winner Sun Yung Shin reads selections from her poetry and discusses what sanctuary, the 2018 theme of the University of St. Thomas Sacred Arts Festival, means for the Twin Cities. O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/20: Join Wendy Brown-Baez for the launch of her new book Catch a Dream. Reading followed by a writing workshop. Blue Harbor Center for the Arts, 6:30 p.m., free.

West Egg Literati is an organization of Hamline University MFA students who want to grow and develop connections within the program and beyond. Readers with original poetry, fiction, nonfiction related to the theme are encouraged to join us. The theme for this reading is “Space/Time.” Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 4/21: Shawn Francis Peters will be at Scout & Morgan Books for a reading and signing of his new book, The Infamous Harry Hayward: A True Account of Murder and Mesmerism in Gilded Age Minneapolis. Scout & Morgan Books, 11 a.m., free.

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Here’s a thing: It’s the third week of National Poetry Month already, but if you’re at a loss for how to celebrate, here are thirty great ideas for carrying on the spirit of the month, as curated by Poets.org. Enjoy!

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Abby Anderson is a fiction writer and an MFA candidate at Hamline University. She lives in Minneapolis with an extra large cat, many books, and lots of crap from estate sales. More from this author →