Notable Twin Cities

Notable Twin Cities: 8/13–8/19

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Sunday 8/13: Minnesota poets Candace Black, Matt Mauch, and Richard Robbins will all be reading from their new work. Common Good Books, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 8/14: Lesley Nneka Arimah will be reading from her work. Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, 7 p.m., free.

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Notable Twin Cities: 8/6–8/12

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Sunday 8/6: In association with the current exhibit at the James J. Hill House, Joan Mathison will present a free talk on “Our Little Greenwich Village (or Montmartre) on Fourth Street,” as part of the [email protected] series. James J. Hill House, 4:30 p.m., free.

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Notable Twin Cities: 7/30–8/5

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Sunday 7/30: Michael Brownlee will be presenting his book The Local Food Revolution: How Humanity Will Feed Itself in Uncertain Times. Common Good Books, 1 p.m., free.

Monday 7/31: Tune up your guitar, warm up your voice, and check out Day Block Brewing’s weekly Open Mic night!

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Notable Twin Cities: 7/16-7/22

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Sunday 7/16: Marilyn Jess will be signing copies of her book The Divine Comedy 2.0: Revisiting the AfterlifeBarnes & Noble Roseville, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 7/17: Ashley Shelby presents her novel South Pole Station, in conversation with Don Shelby. 

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Notable Twin Cities: 7/2–7/8

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Sunday 7/2: It’s Button Poetry at Icehouse! Come enjoy a night of poetry performances featuring Natasha T. Miller, Jared Singer, Bernard Ferguson, and Avalon Moon. Icehouse, 7 p.m., $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Monday 7/3: Button Poetry Live is a monthly poetry showcase.

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Notable Twin Cities: 6/25–7/1

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Sunday 6/25: Join the fun: it’s the first day of the week-long International Fitzgerald Conference! It’ll include a host of papers and presentations, as well as a celebration of the Minnesota roots of Fitzgerald’s writing. 6/25-7/1, Hotel 340, 12 p.m., $205.

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Notable Twin Cities: 6/18–6/24

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Sunday 6/18: Dr. Joanne Cacciatore will present her new book Bearing the UnbearableMagers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 6/19: Elin Hilderbrand will be discussing her novel The Identicals and signing copies. Barnes & Noble Edina, 7 p.m., free.

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Notable Twin Cities: 6/11-6/17

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Monday 6/12: Dani Shapiro will present her new memoir, HourglassMagers & Quinn, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/13: Check out the June Books & Bars! It’s a live performance and discussion centering around a monthly book, plus beer, and this month’s book is Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

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Notable Twin Cities: 6/4-6/10

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Sunday 6/4: Sheryl Sandberg, co-author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joywill be in conversation with Kerri Miller of MPR News. They’ll talk about building resilience and moving on after life’s inevitable setbacks. Fitzgerald Theater, 7 p.m, $35–$75.

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Notable Twin Cities: 5/21-5/27

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Sunday 5/21: Diane Keyes will be signing copies of her memoir To Wendy’s with Love: The 22-year LunchBarnes and Noble Roseville, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 5/22: Milkweed Editions is celebrating the launch of Dalia Rosenfeld’s debut collection of stories, The Worlds We Think We Know

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Notable Twin Cities: 5/14-5/20

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Sunday 5/14: Celebrate Mother’s Day with a reading by contributors to Riding Shotgun: Women Write About Their Mothers, a collection of true stories about mothers and daughters. Readers include Susan Power, Sheila O’Connor, and Wang Ping. The reading will be hosted by editor Kathryn Kysar. 

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Notable Twin Cities 5/7-5/13

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Sunday 5/7: Come celebrate the launch of In Her Own Voice: Selected Works of Grace Flandrau, edited by Georgia Ray, with [email protected]! The program will include a brief presentation on F. Scott Fitzgerald contemporary Grace Flandrau, and a dramatic reading by actress Claire DeCoster.

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Notable Twin Cities: 4/30-5/6

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Sunday 4/30: Brian Lutterman will be signing copies of his new novel FreefallBarnes and Noble St. Paul, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 5/1: Bonnie St. John will present her book Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Drive, Focus, and Energy

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Notable Twin Cities: 4/23–4/29

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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.

Monday 4/24: Poet Chris Santiago will be reading from his collection Tula to celebrate National Poetry Month. 

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Notable Twin Cities: 4/16-4/22

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Monday 4/17: Prince it up: Jim Walsh will discuss his book Gold Experience: Following Prince in the ‘90s, and share memories of Prince and Paisley Park. Chanhassen Library, 6:30 p.m., free.

“Deep Heart’s Core: Poetry & Mystery.” Come witness a conversation between poets Katie Donovan and James Lenfestey. 

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Notable Twin Cities: 4/9-4/15

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Sunday 4/9: Jenny Swartout will be signing copies of her book The Little One Behind the BadgeBarnes and Noble Edina, 1 p.m., free.

Annie Meehan will be signing copies of her new book Be the Exception: Your 7 Steps to Transformation

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Notable Twin Cities: 4/2–4/8

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Sunday 4/2: The Loft presents Second Story with Duchess Harris and Caren Stelson. Second Story is the Loft’s reading series for young adult and middle-grade authors. Open Book, 2 p.m., free.

E.V. James will be signing copies of her new children’s fantasy adventure The Wish. 

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Notable Twin Cities: 3/26–4/1

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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.

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Notable Twin Cities: 3/19–3/25

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Sunday 3/19: Start your week right at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church (right around the corner from Birchbark Books) with debut Anishinaabe novelists Marcie Rendon and Carter Meland. They’ll read from their work, with a reception and signing to follow.

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Notable Twin Cities: 3/12–3/18

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Monday 3/13: At Magers & Quinn, novelist Nickolas Butler reads from his newest work, The Hearts of Men. 7 p.m., free.

Over at Subtext books, you can find another perspective on masculinity. Robert Jensen will present The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men.

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Notable Twin Cities: 2/26–3/4

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Sunday 2/26: Writer, teacher, and artist Wendy Brown-Baez will read with special guests at the Banfill Locke Center for the Arts. 2 p.m., free.

Monday 2/27: Poet Kao Kaila Yang will feature for the Club Book reading series at Rum River Library in Anoka.

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Notable Twin Cities: 2/19–2/25

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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.

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Notable Twin Cities: 2/5–2/11

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Monday 2/5: Button Poetry Live convenes at Camp Bar again for a night of electric spoken word. Hosted by Neil Hilborn featuring poet Omar Holmon, this event includes a free, pre-show workshop next door at Keys Cafe & Bakery at 6 p.m.

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Notable Twin Cities: 1/29–2/4

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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.

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Notable Twin Cities: 1/22–1/28

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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.

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Notable Twin Cities: 1/15–1/22

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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.

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Notable Twin Cities: 1/8–1/15

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Sunday 1/8: Get your literary fix with an analytical talk by scholar Dave Page on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story, “A Diamond as Big as the Ritz.” The event takes place at Common Good Books and kicks off [email protected], a series of Sunday showcases focusing on Fitzgerald and his work.

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Notable Twin Cities: 12/18–12/24

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Sunday 12/18: Magers & Quinn Booksellers hosts a series of book signings all afternoon. From 12–1 p.m., catch YA authors John Coy and Pete Hautman, and then from 2–3 p.m., catch nonfiction authors Chris Niskanen and Mark Neuzil. Both events are free.

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