Notable Twin Cities 5/7-5/13


Sunday 5/7: Come celebrate the launch of In Her Own Voice: Selected Works of Grace Flandrau, edited by Georgia Ray, with [email protected]! The program will include a brief presentation on F. Scott Fitzgerald contemporary Grace Flandrau, and a dramatic reading by actress Claire DeCoster. It’ll be a good time. The Commodore, 4 p.m., free.

Joyce Sutphen will be reading from her new collection of poems The Green House. Common Good Books, 4 p.m., free.

Tuesday 5/9: Heather Lyn Mann will be reading from her memoir Ocean of Insight: A Sailor’s Voyage from Despair to HopeCommon Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/10: Graeme Samson will be reading from from his latest novel The Best of Adam Sharpe. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/11: It’s the Books and Beer Pop-up Bookstore! Minnesotan authors will be drinking beer and selling their books. Grab a pint, chat with the writers, and find your new literary fav. Authors include: Scott Burtness, Anthony Eichenlaub, Jeff Falkingham, Mark Rapacz,and Tony Wirt. Lake Monster Brewing, 5 p.m, free.

Pen Pals: James McBride edition. James McBride will talk about his latest book, Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for the Real James BrownIt’s an authorized biography of legendary musician James Brown, and it’s gonna be a good talk. Hopkins Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m., $40-50.

Friday 5/12: Local authors Patricia Kirkpatrick and Mary Losure will be reading from their work. Banfill Locke Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 5/13: Check out the “Beyond Imagination” Writers Workshop Day! It’s all day event for new, emerging and advanced writers, featuring six 80-minute workshops in poetry and prose. The workshops will be led by local, award-winning writers, and there will be an opportunity for participants to read from their own work. Writers include Becca Barniskis, Paula Cisewski, Robin Romanski, Katherine Schaefer, Kris Woll, and Diego Vazquez. Count on discussion, exercises, prompts, and lots of fun during each workshop. Banfill Locke Center for the Arts, 9 a.m., $65.

Psychologist and author Tom Glaser will be signing copies of his book Full Heart Living: Conversations with the Happiest People I Know. Barnes and Noble Calhoun, 1 p.m., free.

Here’s a thing: Ok you Minne-SciFi nerds, this one’s for you: there’s a Minnesota Science Fiction Society. That’s right. Minn-StF is a non-profit dedicated to the appreciation of science fiction and fantasy. They have meetings, but you should know that these so-called “meetings” are actually parties. So check it out, then nerd-up and join in—Minn-StF has been around since 1966, and they mean serious (party) business.


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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 →