Notable Twin Cities: 11/27–12/3



Monday 11/28: Head out to Common Good Books to hear two featured poets read their newest work. Emilie Buchwald will read from The Moment’s Only Moment, and Margaret Hasse will read from Between Us. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/29: At Barnes & Noble in St. Paul, Julie Klassen will read and sign copies of her newest work of historical romance, The Innkeeper of Ivory Hill. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/30: The Lowertown Reading Series returns to the Black Dog Cafe for a night of poetry hosted by Keno Evol. The cafe has been newly renovated and expanded, so there’s plenty of room to hear “Black Poets on Black Magic—Joy & Survival.” Readers include Keno Evol, Donte Collins, Khary Jackson, Fatima Camara, Sarah Ogutu, Fayise Hailu, and Dua Saleh. 7:30 p.m., free.


Thursday 12/1: J. Ryan Stadal, author of the critically acclaimed Kitchens of The Great Midwest (Viking) will have a conversation with food writer Beth Dooley in the Cowles Auditorium at the University of Minnesota. 7 p.m., free.

Friday 12/2: In the afternoon, out in the suburbs, you can find Pulitzer-prize winning Michael Chabon reading from his newest novel, Moonglow (Harper). Barnes & Noble in Edina, 3 p.m., free.

Later, in the Klas Center at Hamline University, authors Carolyn Holbrook and Andrea Jenkins will read from their essays published the new anthology, A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Books). 7 p.m., free.


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Photograph © Black Dog Cafe. Notable Twin Cities logo designed by Tyler Barton.

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 →