Notable Twin Cities: 4/30-5/6


Sunday 4/30: Brian Lutterman will be signing copies of his new novel FreefallBarnes and Noble St. Paul, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 5/1: Bonnie St. John will present her book Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Drive, Focus, and EnergyMagers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 5/2: Check out Books & Bars! It’s a monthly live performance and discussion about a book, and it’s rad. May’s book is Locally Laid by Lucie Amundsen, who will be at the event. Amsterdam Bar & Hall, happy hour at 5 p.m., program at 6:15 p.m., free.

Beth Dooley and Mette Nielsen will launch their new book Savory Sweet: Simple Preserves from a Northern Kitchen and host an open house, where there will be samples (all from recipes from Savory Sweet). Birchwood Cafe, 7 p.m., free but register.

Amy Goldstein will be discussing her book Janesville: An American StoryCommon Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Douglas Wood will be reading from and signing copies of his new book Deep Woods, Wild Waters: A MemoirSubtext Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/3: Edward McPherson will be reading from The History of the Future: American EssaysMagers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/4: Contributors to the book Riding Shotgun: Women Write about Their Mothers will be reading from their work. Featured readers include Jonis Agee, Morgan Grayce Willow, Ka Vang, Shannon Olson, and Kathryn Kysar. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free

Friday 5/5: Milkweed Books presents Kristen Radtke, author of the new graphic memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This. It’s a personal and historical narrative of loss and decay, it’s her debut, and it’s already gotten loads of big time praise. Radtke will appear in conversation with Angela Pelster-Wiebe, so count on insightful discussion, good company, and beautiful books. Open Book, 6:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 5/6: Psychologist and stand-up comedian Dr. Brian King will be signing copies of his book The Laughing CureBarnes & Noble Booksellers Edina, 1 p.m., free.

Here’s a thing: The Minnesota History Museum has a vlog series called Storied. It’s a Minne-centric production all about, well, Minnesota history. It’s a weekly thing, you can catch it on Facebook at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, and it’s cool because it’s all about taking you inside the stories that comprise our state’s shared history. 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 →