Notable Twin Cities: 2/26–3/4


Sunday 2/26: Writer, teacher, and artist Wendy Brown-Baez will read with special guests at the Banfill Locke Center for the Arts. 2 p.m., free.

Monday 2/27: Poet Kao Kaila Yang will feature for the Club Book reading series at Rum River Library in Anoka. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/28: The quickest reading in the city, the 555 Series, takes place at FiveWatt Coffee. Five writers (Angela Ajayi, D Allen D Allen, Lisa Marie Brimmer, Rosie Peters, and Patrick Werle) will perform for exactly five minutes each. Hosted by Elizabeth Tannen. 8 p.m, free.

Wednesday 3/1: George Saunders debuts his new book, Lincoln in the Bardo, at The Parkway Theatre in Minneapolis. This is Saunders’ first novel, a historical reimagining of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood. This ticketed event is sponsored by Rain Taxi. A $35 ticket includes a signed copy of Lincoln in the Bardo and entry in a special raffle. 7 p.m.

“A Good Time for the Truth: Connecting, Converging, Emerging” is a night of mixed-media arts and performance, featuring contributors to the essay anthology A Good Time For the Truth, published last year by Minnesota Historical Society Press. Expect performances and readings by: Andrea Jenkins, Venessa Fuentes, Darrius Strong and Josh Kiyee, Carolyn Holbrook and others. The event is co-sponsored by Hamline University and takes place in their Anderson Center. 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 3/4: Celebrate the release of Paula Cisewski’s two new poetry collections at the Hook and Ladder Theatre Company. The event will include readings, music, and refreshments. 6 p.m., free.

Catch the semi-finals of the 2017 MN Youth Poetry Slam at Kagin Commons in St. Paul. 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation to TRUARTSPEAKS.


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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 →