Notable Twin Cities: 1/29–2/4


Monday 1/30: Start your week with a little whiskey. Magers & Quinn hosts writer Fred Minnick, author of Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of an American Whiskey. He’ll read from and answer questions about the book. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/31: At Once Upon A Crime, mystery writer Ellen Hart will present, discuss, and sign copies of her new novel, Fever In The Dark. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/1: The Fireside Reading series at Hamline Midway Library continues with Stephanie Wilbur Ash. She’ll read from her debut novel, The Annie Year, published last year by Unnamed Press. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/2: The U’s Charles Baxter hosts his ninth annual benefit for hunger relief with a reading by bestselling author Lauren Groff. She’ll read from her novel Fates & Furies at the McNamara Alumni Center. 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation (all proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest).

Friday 2/3: The Loft Mentor Series presents a reading featuring loft mentors Erin Sharkey and Elizabeth Tannen, with host and featured reader Julie Schumacher. Loft Literary Center, 7 p.m., $5–10 suggested donation.

Over in Edina, you’ll find Mindy Mejia, author of the novel Everything You Want Me to Be, in conversation with Sheila O’Connor. Barnes and Noble Edina, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 2/4: Diane Dettman reads and signs copies of her new historical fiction novel, Yasu’s Quest. St. Paul Barnes and Noble, 2–3 p.m., free.


Please email any event listings you’d like to see to [email protected].


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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 →