Notable Twin Cities: 7/24–7/30


Tuesday 7/26: Don’t miss 2014 Minnesota Book Award winner, Sean Hill, reading new work at Augsburg College. The reading takes place on campus, in the Foss Center chapel. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/27: Rain Taxi presents Salman Rushdie reading from his newest novel, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights (Random House), at Macalester College. This is a ticketed event. Advance tickets are $20, and each ticket purchase includes a signed copy of the novel. 7 p.m.

Thursday 7/28: Coffee House Press’s In The Stacks writing residency presents current resident Victoria Blanco, who will read from essays, answer questions, and detail her experience working at the East Side Freedom Library. This event commemorates the 2nd anniversary of the East Side Freedom Library, and takes place there. 7 p.m., free.

Renaissance man Jacob M. Appel reads from his story collection, The Topless Widow of Herkimer Street, which recently won the 2016 Howling Bird Press fiction prize. Augsburg College, Sateren Auditorium, Anderson Music Building, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 7/29: Join the release party for local YA author Abby Cooper. She’ll read and sign her new novel Sticks and Stones. Addendum Books, 11 a.m., free.

Saturday 7/30: Mystery writer Shaun Harris reads from his debut novel, The Hemingway Thief (Seventh Street Books). Once Upon a Crime Bookstore, 1 p.m., free.


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Tyler Barton is a cofounder of Fear No Lit, the organization responsible for the Submerging Writer Fellowship. He is the author of the flash fiction collection, The Quiet Part Loud, which won the Turnbuckle Chapbook Prize from Split Lip Press and was published in 2019. Find his work in The Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Waxwing, and elsewhere. Find him at or @goftyler. More from this author →