Notable Twin Cities
Monday 5/1: Bonnie St. John will present her book Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Drive, Focus, and Energy....more
Sunday 4/23: Author Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrator Claudia McGehee, and stream-hunter Mike Osterholm will present their beautiful new picture book Creekfinding. There will also be a signing and reception with refreshments. Red Balloon Bookshop, 3 p.m., free....more
“Deep Heart’s Core: Poetry & Mystery.” Come witness a conversation between poets Katie Donovan and James Lenfestey....more
Sunday 3/26: Check out some rad writers on the topic of food: More Than a Single Story: Reclaiming Our Food. Carolyn Holbrook moderates panel of writers and community leaders as they discuss the colonization and commodification of food. Panelists include Pakou Hang, LaDonna Redmond, Princess Titus, and Diane Wilson....more
Sunday 2/19: Co-founder of Milkweed Editions and poet Emilie Buchwald will feature at Literary Witnesses, held in the Plymouth Congregational Church. Buchwald will read from her newest collection of poetry, The Moment’s Only Moment. 12 p.m., free.
Tuesday 2/21: Carol Connolly’s series Reading by Writers continues with a tribute to Charles Bukowski....more
Monday 1/30: Start your week with a little whiskey. Magers & Quinn hosts writer Fred Minnick, author of Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of an American Whiskey. He’ll read from and answer questions about the book. 7 p.m., free.
Tuesday 1/31: At Once Upon A Crime, mystery writer Ellen Hart will present, discuss, and sign copies of her new novel, Fever In The Dark....more
Tuesday 1/24: Check out this month’s installment of the Queer Voices Reading Series at Intermedia Arts. Featured readers include Anya Johanna DeNiro, Roy G. Guzmán, Dua Saleh, and Nghiem Tran. 7:30 p.m., free.
At Amsterdam Bar and Hall, author Jim Walsh will read from his new book Gold Experience: Following Prince in the ’90s....more
Sunday 1/15: Catch journalist Wesley Lowery at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. Lowry reported from Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, where he was arrested. He’ll be discussing his new book, They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement....more
Sunday 12/4: The Loft’s Second Story series for YA and middle-grade authors continues with Kelly Barnhill, author of The Mostly True Story of Jack and Abby Cooper, author of Sticks & Stones. Loft Literary Center, 2 p.m., free....more
Sunday 11/20: As the protests to protect Native land and water continue up north, Native authors Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker will read and answer questions about their new, critically acclaimed nonfiction book, All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans (Random House)....more
Monday 11/14: Local author Dylan Hicks will read excerpts from his new novel Amateurs (Coffee House Press) and then talk with visual artist Carolyn Swiszcz about art and collaboration in the Twin Cities. Highpoint Center Printmaking, 7 p.m., free.
Tuesday 11/15: In memory of the poet and community-builder Tom McGrath, this month’s Carol Connolly reading series features Mark Vinz, Freya Manfred, Mike Hazard, Jim Lenfestey, Patricia Kirkpatrick, J.P....more
Sunday 11/6: Cello, poetry, and a Sunday afternoon. If this sounds like you, head over to Quinn Violins for a poetry reading in a music store. Michael Kiesow Moore, Ardie Medina, and Thomas R. Smith will read, accompanied by the music of the Asiginaak Singers and cellist Lars Krogstad Ortiz....more
Sunday 10/30: Start your lit week on Sunday afternoon with the Loft’s reading series for YA and middle-grade authors, Second Story. This month features Brian Bliss, of author No Parking at the End of Times and Marina Budhos, author of the new novel, Watched....more
Monday 10/24: The launch party for Zeke Caligiuri’s This Is Where I Am: A Memoir (University of Minnesota Press) will include a reading, signing, and reception. Caligiuri, currently in prison, wrote his story of growing up in the Twin Cities during the 1990s, when Minneapolis was known as “Murderapolis”....more
Sunday 10/2: Join recent Minnesota Book Award winners Charles Baxter, Ray Gonzalez, Marlon James, and Kaethe Schwehn for an exciting mashup of music and literature. Music Meets MN Lit features original songs inspired by the authors’ award-winning books, debuted live by Ipsifendus Collective....more
Monday 9/26: Shake up the start of your week with a reading by Sarah Jaffe, author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt (Nation Books). Magers & Quinn. 7 p.m., free.
Tuesday 9/27: Intermedia Arts kicks off its eleventh season of the Queer Voices reading series, creating safe space for LGBTQIA+ writers and audiences....more