Notable Twin Cities: 8/28–9/3


Sunday 8/28: Spend your afternoon at the Highland Park Library in St. Paul to hear poetry performances by Marjorie Saiser, James Cihlar, and William Reichard. 1:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/31: A collaboration between Dreamhaven Books and Science Fiction Minnesota, the twenty-year-old Speculations Reading Series aims to highlight a new speculative fiction author each month. This month you can hear Conrad Zero read from his latest work. Dreamhaven Books. 6:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/1: Sequoia Nagamatsu will read from Where We Go When All We Were is Gone (Black Lawrence Press) at Magers and Quinn. Guest readers also include Salvatore Pane, Harmony Neal, and John Colburn.  7 p.m., free.

Saturday 9/3: Come hear murder/mystery author Glen Ickler read from his new book, A Cold Case for Killing, at the St. Paul Barnes and Noble. 2 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 →