Notable Twin Cities: 10/16–10/22

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Monday 10/17: At Subtext Books you’ll find the Red Bird Chapbooks Book Launch to celebrate the release of the poetry anthology, A Little Book of Abundance. Its authors belong to a poetry workshop led by Margaret Hasse for more than six years. Several of the contributing authors will be reading, including Don Brunnquell, Anne Curtin, Sharon Hilberer, Joan Johnson, Barbara Jones, Dorothy Schlesselman, and Ann Schroeder. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/18: Karen Brennan, author of the story collection Monsters (Four Way), will read at Magers & Quinn. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/19: The University of Minnesota English Writers Series features a conversation between two contemporary lit all-stars: Claudia Rankine and Marilynne Robinson. Both a Q&A and a book signing will follow their talk. Fredrick Weisman Art Gallery, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/20: Hosted at Barnes & Noble in St. Paul, the BRIDGES reading series is a monthly event that aims to bring together readers of various cultures, genres, and backgrounds. October’s reading features Richard Broderick, Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, Machaga Johns, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Sherry Quan Lee, and Sagirah Shahid. 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/21: At Boneshaker Books, three non-fiction writers (Wendy Brown-Báez, Sagirah Shahid, and Ross Holmes) will read from their latest work and then answer audience questions. 6:30 p.m., free.

Fred Amram presents We’re in America Now: A Survivor’s Stories, a memoir of his birth during the rise of Hitler in 1930s Germany and then his family’s escape to America. Eat My Words Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.
Saturday 10/22: Join Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop’s annual Beyond Bars: Voices of Incarceration reading at Hamline University. MPWW student alumni and their instructors will present original work. A brief Q & A and informal discussion will follow the reading. Klas Center (Kay Fredericks Room 1537), 7 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 tsbarton.com or @goftyler. More from this author →