Notable Twin Cities: 6/4-6/10


Sunday 6/4: Sheryl Sandberg, co-author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joywill be in conversation with Kerri Miller of MPR News. They’ll talk about building resilience and moving on after life’s inevitable setbacks. Fitzgerald Theater, 7 p.m, $35–$75.

Senator Al Franken will be signing copies of his new book Al Franken, Giant of the SenateCommon Good Books, 1 p.m., free.

Celebrate the launch of Courtney Yasmineh’s new book, A Girl Called SidneyMagers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/6: It’s Twin Cities Artful Book Club day! Twin Cities Artful Book Club is a book club that’s open to anyone who’s interested in discussing stories relevant to the lives of artists. It’s a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere, and you should totally check it out. June’s book is The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra DeanHopkins Center for the Arts, 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/7: Local poets Su Smallen and Haley Lasche will read from their work. Honey, 7.p.m, free.

Thursday 6/8: It’s the Bird~Brain Release Party! Celebrate the release of Matt Mauch‘s poetry collection Bird~Brain with a number of other local poets at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater. Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater, 6 p.m., $6 advance/$8 day-of.

Come celebrate Omar El Akkad’s debut novel, American War. He’ll be in conversation with SubText’s Matt Keliher, and there’ll be a book signing to follow. Hotel 340, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/9: Diego Vázquez Jr. and the NorthWords Writers will be reading from their work. Banfill Locke Center For the Arts, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 6/10: Dave Page will be discussing his new book, F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: The Writer and His Friends at Home and signing copies. SubText Books, 2 p.m., free.

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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 →