Notable Twin Cities: 3/12–3/18


Monday 3/13: At Magers & Quinn, novelist Nickolas Butler reads from his newest work, The Hearts of Men. 7 p.m., free.

Over at Subtext books, you can find another perspective on masculinity. Robert Jensen will present The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men. Jensen will read from the book and then sign copies. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/14: Poet Robin Coste Lewis reads from her new collection, Voyage of the Sable Venus, at the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center. 7 p.m., free.

Red Bird Chapbooks celebrates the release of five new chapbooks with readings by poets Nancy Shih-Knodel, Joan Johnson, Francine Marie Tolf, Alison Morse, and Matt Mareck. Attendees will be treated to refreshments, and the chapbooks will be for sale. Magers & Quinn. 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/15: Join the Center for Hmong Studies and Minnesota Historical Society Press as they launch Mai Neng Moua’s new book, The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story. This event will be held in the Buenger Education Center at Concordia University. 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/16: Co-authors Brian Harrison and Melissa Michelson will read from their new book Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes About LGBT Rights. Q&A to follow. Magers & Quinn. 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 3/18: The first annual Rosemount Writers Festival and Book Fair takes place all day at the Steeple Center in Rosemount. The day is filled with panels, speakers, workshops, and readings. The book fair is free and open to the public, but each event of the festival has an individual price. Learn more about pricing here. 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Over at Moon Palace Books, poet Gabriel Civil will present their new “performance memoir” entitled Swallow the Fish. From the flyer: “Civil will be perform ‘economy,’ a bookstore performance action that incorporates live poetry and audience participation/interaction.” 1 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 →