Posts Tagged: minneapolis

Notable Twin Cities: 11/19–11/25

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Literary events and readings in and around the Twin Cities this week! ...more

Both Outsider and Participant: Thousand Star Hotel by Bao Phi

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In Thousand Star Hotel, the bilingual writer’s struggle with expressing himself in English becomes a metaphor for the immigrant’s struggle with navigating the host nation’s hostile-yet-lucrative social terrain. ...more

Notable Twin Cities: 10/22–10/28

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Literary events and readings in and around the Twin Cities this week! ...more

Notable Twin Cities: 9/24–9/30

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Literary events and readings in and around the Twin Cities this week! ...more

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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As Long as What Is Said Is Understood: Talking with Lesley Nneka Arimah

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Lesley Nneka Arimah discusses her debut collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky, mother-daughter relationships, and the pleasures of genre fiction. ...more

Notable Twin Cities: 7/23-7/29

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Sunday 7/23: Dawn Reno Langley will read from her novel The Mourning ParadeSubtext Books, 2 p.m., free.

Join author Jean Harper for the launch of her book, Still Life with Horses, which happens to be the winner of the 2017 Howling Bird Press Creative Nonfiction Prize! 

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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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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The Wild Rumpus (no relation), a children’s bookstore in Minneapolis, was named the bookstore of the year by Publishers Weekly.

Minneapolis is also the third most literate city in the US, taking into account the number of bookstores per capita.

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