Notable Twin Cities: 9/4–9/10


Sunday 9/4: Magers and Quinn hosts poet Holly J. Hughes and memoirist BJ Hollars for a literary reading centered around extinct birds. Seriously. Their work forecasts climate change and its effect on all species. 5 p.m., free.

Monday 9/5: Button Poetry Live, a monthly spoken word reading series, features National Underground Poetry Slam Champion, Will Giles. The show will also spotlight collaborative slam poets, the Asia Project. Camp Bar Twin Cities. 8 p.m., free, but 10$ donations encouraged.

Wednesday 9/7: Kathleen Glasgow reads from her new, critically-acclaimed novel Girl in Pieces (Delacorte) at Magers and Quinn. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/8: Opening night of the Graywolf Literary Salon showcases Anuradha Roy, Solmaz Sharif, and Monica Youn in conversation. Aria. 6 p.m, $30.

Emilie Buchwald reads from her new collection, The Moment’s Only Moment, at the Loft Literary Center, as a part of the Nodin Press Book Launch. The Loft at Open Book, Performance Hall. 7 p.m., free.

Friday 9/9: Minnesota author Fiada Fey reads from her collection of sci-fi and horror stories, Paranoid Suicidal Pillhead Psycho, accompanied by DJ Hypertension, a sci-fi art exhibit, and free beer. Boneshaker Books. 6 p.m., free.

Saturday 9/10: Join Aurelia Willis as she launches her new novel, Someone I Wanted to Be (Penguin), at Subtext Books. 6 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 →