Notable Twin Cities: 12/18–12/24



Sunday 12/18: Magers & Quinn Booksellers hosts a series of book signings all afternoon. From 12–1 p.m., catch YA authors John Coy and Pete Hautman, and then from 2–3 p.m., catch nonfiction authors Chris Niskanen and Mark Neuzil. Both events are free.

Tuesday 12/20: St. Paul’s first poet laureate, Carol Connolly, hosts her monthly series, Readings by Writers, at the University Club. This installment showcases Margaret Hasse, Tim Nolan, Juliette Patterson, and Peter Geye. 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 12/21: Celebrate the winter solstice with a pop-up poetry reading at Walker Library. Featured poets include Wendy Brown-Báez, Cary Waterman, Julia Klatt Singer, and Dara Syrkin. This free reading starts at 6:30 p.m., but the drinks and snacks are served at 6 p.m.


Thursday 12/22–Saturday 12/24: A quiet few days! Stay warm, read a book, write something new!


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Photograph of Walker Library © Paul Crosby. 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 →