Notable Twin Cities: 11/13–11/19


Monday 11/14: Local author Dylan Hicks will read excerpts from his new novel Amateurs (Coffee House Press) and then talk with visual artist Carolyn Swiszcz about art and collaboration in the Twin Cities. Highpoint Center Printmaking, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/15: In memory of the poet and community-builder Tom McGrath, this month’s Carol Connolly reading series features Mark Vinz, Freya Manfred, Mike Hazard, Jim Lenfestey, Patricia Kirkpatrick, J.P. White, Richard Robbins, and Dale Jacobson. McGrath died in 1990, and this event marks what would be his 100th birthday. A special memorial broadside of McGrath’s poetry will be for sale. The University Club of Saint Paul, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/ 16: At the Somali Museum of Minnesota, student authors of “Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from a Minneapolis High School” will give a reading and Q&A. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/17: Head to uptown for a triple-header of YA authors. Kirstin Cronn-Mills, Erik Johnson, and Geoff Herbach will read from their newest works at Magers and Quinn, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 11/18: The Poken Sword Literary Salon convenes again for a night of readings by Ted King, Kathleen Sullivan, and David Shove. A musical performance by Farmer Farmer will precede the reading. A SPACE, 6:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 11/18: At the Press Global Bookshop & Gathering Space, Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer will be signing copies of her book, Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States. 6 p.m., free.

Downtown, local poet and activist Chaun Webster will present new work. The Loft Literary Center, 8 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 →