Notable Twin Cities: 12/4–12/10



Sunday 12/4: The Loft’s Second Story series for YA and middle-grade authors continues with Kelly Barnhill, author of The Mostly True Story of Jack and Abby Cooper, author of Sticks & Stones. Loft Literary Center, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 12/5: Head out to Camp Bar Twin Cities for Button Poetry Live, a slam open to the public. The event’s featured poet Sam Rush will hold a free workshop at 6 p.m. at Keys Cafe (next door to Camp Bar). The slam starts at 8 p.m. and admission is free.

Tuesday 12/6: The Big Idea series, a new project from The Loft Literary Center, kicks off with a conversation between Alex D. Pate and Tea Rozman Clark. The event will be facilitated by poet and editor Sun Yung Shin. 7 p.m., $10.

Wednesday 12/7: Novelists and a poet team up for a special reading at Magers and Quinn. Amy Hassinger will read from her novel After the Dam; Peter Geye will read from his novel Wintering; Juliet Patterson will read from her poetry collection Threnody. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 12/8: Margaret Hasse presents her new poetry collection, Between Us, at Subtext Books. Su Smallen, Tim Nolan, and Athena Kildegaard will each be reading from their newest books as well. 7 p.m., free.

Friday 12/9: The Loft is killing it this week. Friday they’ll host a launch for Into Quarterly, a city-inspired literary journal whose third issue spotlights Minneapolis. The Loft describes the magazine as, “Inspired by local themes such as social justice, identity, cold, and kindness, featuring work by 40 artists who are currently defining Minneapolis’ creative tone.” Featured readers include contributors Kao Kalia Yang, Kathryn Haddad, and Matt Rasmussen. Loft Literary Center, 7 p.m., free.


Saturday 12/10: Poet Heid E. Erdrich will read from every-blest-thing-seeing-eye, the Minnesota Center for Book Art’s Winter Book, followed by a book signing and public reception with light refreshments in MCBA’s Studios and Gallery. 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 or @goftyler. More from this author →