Notable Twin Cities: 1/15–1/22


Sunday 1/15: Catch journalist Wesley Lowery at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. Lowry reported from Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, where he was arrested. He’ll be discussing his new book, They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement. 2 p.m., free.

Later, in Minneapolis, Writers Resist features local authors reading contemporary and classic texts on democracy, freedom, and resistance. Readers include David Mura and V.V. Ganeshananthan. Intermedia Arts. 6 p.m., free.

Monday 1/16: At Magers & Quinn, Kim Schultz will give a reading from her new memoir, Three Days in Damascus. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/17: Wayne Nelsen, who creates films based off of poems, brings together a series of poets he’s worked with for a special reading and showing. Saint Paul University Club, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/19: The BRIDGES reading series brings together Margaret Hasse and Dana Syrkin for a performance of their new work. Barnes and Noble, St. Paul, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/20: Julie Schumacher, author of the acclaimed 2014 novel Dear Committee Members, will read and welcome the 2016-2017 Loft Mentors, Erin Sharkey and Elizabeth Tannen. Loft Literary Center, 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 →