Notable Twin Cities: 3/26–4/1


Sunday 3/26: Check out some rad writers on the topic of food: More Than a Single Story: Reclaiming Our Food. Carolyn Holbrook moderates panel of writers and community leaders as they discuss the colonization and commodification of food. Panelists include Pakou Hang, LaDonna Redmond, Princess Titus, and Diane Wilson. Also featuring the music of Taylor Seaberg. Open Book, 2 p.m., $10 for tickets/$5 for Loft Members.

Tuesday 3/28: Queer Voices Reading Series, curated by Andrea Jenkins and John Medeiros, is back with an evening of readings by Lisa Marie Brimmer, Anthony Ceballos, Catharine Lundoff, and Sofia Yarberry. Intermedia Arts7:30 p.m., free.

Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable 2017 Internship Fair: Twin Cities publishers will be on-site to answer your questions, take resumes, and give brief informational interviews about opportunities available at their respective companies. Open Book5:30 p.m., free but do RSVP.

Wednesday 3/29: Brandon Mull will be presenting his new book Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure. Red Balloon Bookshop6:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/30: Pen Pal Author Series: super famous Elizabeth Strout talks about her work and her forthcoming novel, Anything Is Possible. Hopkins Center for the Arts, 7 p.m., $40–$50.

Philip Donlay will be discussing his book Seconds to Midnight and signing copies. Barnes and Noble Edina, 7 p.m., free.

Can Can Wonderland Variety Show: a wild ride along the rocky edge of entertainment! Talent? Maybe. Variety? Def. Four curiosity-piquing acts at a very cool venue. Can Can Wonderland, 9 p.m., free.

Friday 3/31: A special reading and dialog between Palestinian-American authors Ibtisam Barakat and Naomi Shihab Nye. St. Catherine University, Coeur de Catherine Ballroom, 7 p.m., $15/free with student ID.

An Hour or So with Kate DiCamillo and Dave Eggers: Award-winning authors Kate DiCamillo and Dave Eggers will keep you entertained as they discuss writing, current events, education, 826 National, books, current events, and life. AND, it’s a fundraiser for Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute. Sweet. Illusion Theater, 8 p.m., $60.

Saturday 4/1: Celebrate Once Upon a Crime’s 30th anniversary with rotating host of local authors and an open house gathering! Authors include: Laura Childs, Christine Husom, Susan Runholt, Barbara Schlichting, Tom Combs, Gary Bush, Jessie Chandler, Pat Dennis, Jess Lourey, Michael Mallory, Kristi Belcamino, Carl Brookins, Philip Donlay, Ellen Hart, Dean Hovey, Brian Lutterman, Brian Freeman, Allen Eskens, Erin Hart, David Housewright, Julie Kramer, Jenifer LeClair, and PJ Tracy. Once Upon a Crime, 12 p.m., free.

Women writers of the Schmidt Artist Lofts and guest writers will share short excerpts of work in an intimate, open-mic-style event. Multipurpose Room, Schmidt Artist Lofts, 7 p.m., free.

Grand opening of collage artist Kristi Abbott series, “I Am.” The Show Gallery, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., free.

Here’s a thing: First Pages is a free (!!!) creative writing program offered by the Hennepin County Library and MELSA, in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center. First Pages hosts 90 minute, guided creative writing sessions, and it’s for writers of all ages and backgrounds. It’s offered at libraries all over the metro, and at a variety of times. Check it out!


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Abby Anderson is a fiction writer and an MFA candidate at Hamline University. She lives in Minneapolis with an extra large cat, many books, and lots of crap from estate sales. More from this author →