Notable Twin Cities: 5/21-5/27

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Sunday 5/21: Diane Keyes will be signing copies of her memoir To Wendy’s with Love: The 22-year LunchBarnes and Noble Roseville, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 5/22: Milkweed Editions is celebrating the launch of Dalia Rosenfeld’s debut collection of stories, The Worlds We Think We KnowEnjoy a conversation between Rosenfeld and author Julie Schumacher with a book signing to follow. Open Book, 7 p.m., free but RSVP.

Tuesday 5/23: The Queer Voices Reading Series topic this month is Loving in a Time of War: Queer Muslim Voices. This event features a discussion and exploration of Queer Muslim identity, guest curated by Nur Jibran and Nasreen Mohamed with featured writers Bilal, Awale Osman, Dua Saleh, and Vanessa Taylor. Intermedia Arts, 7:30 p.m., free.

Poetry in the Piazza Join poets Emilie Buchwald, Molly Sutton Kiefer, MaryAnn Moenck, Paige Riehl, Jeannie Roberts, and Connie Wanek for an evening of poetry in the Barnes & Noble Edina Piazza, 10 a.m, free.

Wednesday 5/24: Enjoy a launch celebration for the new book F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: The Writer and His Friends at Home, by scholar Dave Page with photos by Jeff Krueger. The Commodore, 7 p.m., free.

Nora Murphy will be reading from her new memoir White Birch, Red Hawthorn and signing copies. Subtext Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/25: Meet author-illustrator team James and Kimberly Dean when they join us to introduce their newest Pete the Cat book, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat BoogieBarnes & Noble Roseville, 6:30 p.m., free.

Nancy J. Hedin will be presenting her new novel BendCommon Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 5/26: Local author Bill Lunn will present his new book Heart of a Ranger. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Poken Sword Literary Salon Readers will share original, new works on the theme of “Joy.” A SPACE, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 5/27: Midge Bubany will be signing copies of her newest book Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em DeadOnce Upon A Crime, 12 p.m., free.

Here’s a Thing: There’s a group for creative writers in the Twin Cities! It’s an organized thing, with meetings and everything. Anyone can join, and if you want to go to a meeting you just go for it. There, you’ll chat with other word nerds about reading and writing and all that other good stuff. And you don’t have to worry about not finding the group the first time you decide to go, because they’ve got a suggested signifier: just stand a book up on your table and your new pals will know exactly who you are. 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 →