Notable Twin Cities: 1/8–1/15

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Sunday 1/8: Get your literary fix with an analytical talk by scholar Dave Page on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story, “A Diamond as Big as the Ritz.” The event takes place at Common Good Books and kicks off [email protected], a series of Sunday showcases focusing on Fitzgerald and his work. 4 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/10: Come celebrate the release of Emily Fridlund’s debut novel, History of Wolves (Atlantic Monthly Press), at Magers and Quinn. 7 p.m., free. If you miss it, catch her in the Edina Barnes and Noble the next night (Thursday 1/12) at 7 p.m.

Shelly Deweese, author of Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature, will present her book and sign copies at Subtext Books. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/12: Local nonfiction author Mindy Mejia will read from her book Everything You Want to Be at Once Upon a Crime. 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/13: Minnesota natives Michelle Matthees and Julie Gard will read from their newest works of poetry. Subtext Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 1/14: Some of the biggest names in literature gather at the Loft Literary Center for a Voices of Our Nation faculty showcase. Staceyann Chin, Chris Abani, Natalie Diaz, and Elmaz Abinader will each read and take questions from the audience. VONA, entering its 18th year, aims to “change the landscape for writers of color by supporting individual writer growth, creating a platform for community engagement and providing a workshop and mentor focus to expand writing opportunities.”

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Photograph of Walker Library © VONA. 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 tsbarton.com or @goftyler. More from this author →