Sunday 7/31: The 24th annual Diversicon, a multicultural speculative fiction convention, wraps up Sunday with readings by Jessica Amanda Salmonson and Naomi Kritzer. Best Western Plus Bandana Square. 12 p.m., free.
Monday 8/1: Wenonah Hauter reads and answers questions about her book, Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment at Magers and Quinn. 7 p.m., free.
Thursday 8/4: The Midstream Reading series hosts four writers—Cris Anderson, MaryAnn Moenck, Mary Austin Speaker and Scott Vetsch—who’ll each read from new work. Blue Moon Coffee Cafe. 7:30 p.m., free.
Friday 8/5: Starting Friday and continuing all weekend, Rain Taxi will have a booth at the Uptown Art Fair, where you can pick up free copies of the publication, free-write with provided prompts, practice erasure poetry, draw comics, or play games like poetry tarot. Corner of Lake and Hennepin. Friday, 12 p.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free.
Saturday 8/6: At Once Upon A Crime bookstore, Monica Ferris presents her newest mystery/thriller, Knit Your Own Murder. 12 p.m., free.
Just a short drive over to Stillwater, Marge Rogers Barrett will debut her new book, Called – The Making & Unmaking of a Nun. Valley Bookseller. 2 p.m., free.
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