Notable Twin Cities: 2/19–2/25


Sunday 2/19: Co-founder of Milkweed Editions and poet Emilie Buchwald will feature at Literary Witnesses, held in the Plymouth Congregational Church. Buchwald will read from her newest collection of poetry, The Moment’s Only Moment. 12 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/21: Carol Connolly’s series Reading by Writers continues with a tribute to Charles Bukowski. Readers, all Twin Cities-based, include Mark Berriman, Tom Cassidy, Erica Christ, Ted King, Klecko, and Willie Murphy. University Club of Saint Paul, 7:30 p.m., free.

Meanwhile, over in Minneapolis, novelist Kevin Kuhn presents his newest book, Do You Realize?, at Magers & Quinn. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/22: For Hamline Midway Library’s Fireside Reading series, Larry Millett will give a reading from his novel, Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma. 7 p.m., free.

Out in Roseville, award-winning science fiction and fantasy author Nnedi Okorafo will discuss her work for the Club Book series. Ramsey County Library, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/23: Celebrate the launch party for the winter issue of Mizna: Prose, Poetry, and Art, which focuses on climate and the environment. Hosted by guest editor Gary Paul Nabhan, the event features readings by contributors, such as Tami Mohamed Brown, Dawud Mulla, and Moheb Soliman, among others. Studio Z. 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 2/25: Spend your late afternoon with Minnesota Center for Book Arts, as they dedicate their typesetting library to MCAB’s first ever printer in-residence, Allan Kornblum. Kornblum passed away in 2014 and is remembered as a trailblazer in Minnesota’s literary community. The event includes refreshments and commemorative broadsides printed on Kornblum’s press, and formal remarks at 4 p.m. Minnesota Center for Book Arts. 3 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 →