Notable Twin Cities: 2/5–2/11

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Monday 2/5: Button Poetry Live convenes at Camp Bar again for a night of electric spoken word. Hosted by Neil Hilborn featuring poet Omar Holmon, this event includes a free, pre-show workshop next door at Keys Cafe & Bakery at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7:30. Reserve tickets online (free or donation).

Tuesday 2/6: Don’t call it a book club—Books & Bars offers more than just discussion. This week, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods will be featured, including a live performance and a group conversation. The Happy Gnome. 6:15 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/7: Benjamin Percy will read from his new collection of craft essays, Thrill Me (Graywolf Press) at Hamline Midway Library. This event is part of the 2017 Fireside Reading Series. 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/8: Twin Cities Jewish Book Series features author and autism advocate Liane Kupferberg Carter. Carter will read from and answer questions about her book Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up with Autism. St. Paul Jewish Community Center 7 p.m., $8 for members/$12 for non-members.

Friday 2/9: Just outside of the city, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Excelsior, you can find Literature Lover’s Night Out, a night of books, prizes, and delicious treats, hosted by Excelsior Bay Books. Authors Jane Hamilton, Julia Claiborne Johnson, and Mindy Mejia will read from their newest works. 7 p.m., $10 (get tickets).

Saturday 2/10: In the early afternoon, don’t miss Michael Kiesow Moore and Wendy Brown-Baez reading from their work at Quatrefoil Library in Minneapolis. 1 p.m., free.

After that, catch Nan Dixon reading from her new novel, The Other Twin, at Barnes & Noble in St. Paul. 2 p.m., free.
If that isn’t enough, you can head over to the Open Book center to hear professor Lu Jingren give her lecture, “Beautiful Books: Retaining the Habit of Reading” which focuses on contemporary Chinese book design. 6 p.m., free.

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Tyler Barton is one half of FEAR NO LIT. He studies fiction at Minnesota State University, where he serves as a fiction editor for the Blue Earth Review and a host for the Weekly Reader podcast. His fiction has been published in Monkeybicycle, Hobart, and NANO Fiction. Find his stories at tsbarton.com</a.. Find his jokes at @goftyler. More from this author →