Notable Twin Cities: 6/18–6/24


Sunday 6/18: Dr. Joanne Cacciatore will present her new book Bearing the UnbearableMagers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 6/19: Elin Hilderbrand will be discussing her novel The Identicals and signing copies. Barnes & Noble Edina, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/20: Cara Black will present her new book Murder in Saint-Germain. Once Upon A Crime, 6:30 p.m. (seated event, arrive with time), free.

It’s the final event of the season for Carol Connolly’s Reading by Writers series! The June installment will feature readings from Mark Ehling, Tracy Youngblom, David Shove, Taiyon J. Coleman, Steve Mueske, and Joyce Sutphen. The University Club of St. Paul, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/21: Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Poets and Writers and Musicians Against the War on the Earth, 2017! It’ll be a night of reading and music organized by Ruth Bly, James Lenfestey, and Freya Manfred. Come and be dazzled by troubadours Larry Long and Tim Frantzich. St. Joan of Arc Church Minneapolis, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/23: Test your comedy chops at The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night! There are twenty spots for performers at this open mic, and you can throw your very own name in the ring. It’s cool, it’s in a basement, and it’s a pretty sweet place to try out your new stand up. Can you hang with the rest of the Twin Cities comedians? Find out, and then brag about it to everyone you know. The Corner Bar, 10 p.m., free.

Saturday 6/24: It’s here—the 2017 Be Heard Send Off. Six final Be Heard poets will present their work, and you can bear witness before the team heads off to Brave New Voices, where they’ll represent Minnesota. The show will feature special guest poets, dancers, and refreshments. Capri Theater, 7 p.m., $10 adults/$7 students.

Ruby Jane Schwieger will be discussing her new book The Murder at Emerson’sBarnes & Noble Roseville, 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 →