Notable Twin Cities: 11/6–11/12


Sunday 11/6: Cello, poetry, and a Sunday afternoon. If this sounds like you, head over to Quinn Violins for a poetry reading in a music store. Michael Kiesow Moore, Ardie Medina, and Thomas R. Smith will read, accompanied by the music of the Asiginaak Singers and cellist Lars Krogstad Ortiz. 2 p.m., free.

Monday 11/7: Live, spoken-word poetry is literature turned up to eleven. Experience this month’s Button Poetry Live with host Kyle “Guante” Tran Myrhe and featured poet Javon Johnson. The event includes an open mic slam and offers cash prizes to the winners. Camp Bar Twin Cities, 7 p.m., $10/$7 for students.

Wednesday 11/9: In the Kenwood neighborhood, Birchbark Books & Native Arts presents four poets, Naomi Cohn, Donte Collins, William Reichard, and Gwen Westerman, who will read and sign copies of their newest books. Bockley Gallery, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/10: Commemorate North Stone Review and the passing of its founder, James Naiden with this reading event at the A-Mills Artists Loft. The Star Tribune remembers Naiden as “a prolific writer, poet, literary critic, and editor, Jim was a seminal figure on the Twin Cities literary scene.” Hosted by actor Ben Kreilkamp, the event begins at 7 p.m., and admission is free.

Out in Lynn-Lake, Bonnie Jo Campbell gives a reading from her new book, Mothers Tell Your Daughters. Magers & Quinn, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 11/11: Help celebrate the launch of the newest issue of Water-Stone Review at Hamline University. Contributors will read from the journal, and a reception will follow. Klas Center, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 11/12: End your week with something completely different. The punk band NOFX will sign copies of their book, NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub & Other Stories, at Magers & Quinn. 3 p.m., free with a purchase of the book.


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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 →