Posts Tagged: Notable Twin Cities

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: 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: 4/2–4/8

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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: 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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Notable Twin Cities: 12/4–12/10

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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.

Monday 12/5: Head out to Camp Bar Twin Cities for Button Poetry Live, a slam open to the public.

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Notable Twin Cities: 11/27–12/3

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Monday 11/28: Head out to Common Good Books to hear two featured poets read their newest work. Emilie Buchwald will read from The Moment’s Only Moment, and Margaret Hasse will read from Between Us. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/29: At Barnes & Noble in St.

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Notable Twin Cities: 11/20–11/26

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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).

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Notable Twin Cities: 11/13–11/19

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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.

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Notable Twin Cities: 10/30–11/5

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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.

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Notable Twin Cities: 10/23–10/29

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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”.

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