Notable Twin Cities: 7/9-7/15


Sunday 7/9: Carolyn Porter will be signing copies of her book Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s FateBarnes and Noble Roseville, 2 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/11: It’s Books & Bars! Join the monthly book discussion and live show; July’s featured book is Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. Indeed Brewing Company and Taproom, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 7/12: Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang will be discussing his work. Whitby Hall, St. Catherine’s, 6:30 p.m., free.

Rachel Khong will be presenting her new book, Goodbye, Vitamin,  and she’ll be in conversation with Joanna Demkiewicz, co-founder of The Riveter magazine. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/13: Come celebrate with Mizna at their Issue Release Party! Join Mizna and special guest editor Moustafa Bayoumi for the release of Mizna’s issue 18.1, The Surviving Issue. The evening will include readings from Marion Gomez, Niebal Atiyeh, and Ramla Bileh before a talk by Bayoumi, and then there’ll be an open discussion about surviving the narrative and political landscape surrounding Arabs and Muslims in America. Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6:30 p.m., free.

Edie Jarolim will be reading from her new memoir Getting Naked for Money: An Accidental Travel Writer Reveals AllMagers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Here’s one for all you bookish nerds: Literature Lovers’ Night Out. It’s a celebration of all things literary, hosted by Excelsior Bay Books. Authors Wendy Webb, Sarah Domet, Ashley Shelby, and Viola Shipman will be speaking about their work. South Shore Community Center, 7 p.m., $10, purchase tickets in advance.

Friday 7/14: Bianca Marais will be reading from her novel Hum If You Don’t Know the Words and signing copies. Subtext Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 7/15: Join author J. M. Lee for the release of his newest book, Song of the Dark CrystalWild Rumpus, 1 p.m., free.

Here’s a thing: Red Bird Chapbooks, a Minneapolis-based small press that specializes in handcrafted chapbooks with tons of style (they’re way into the marriage of book arts and literature, and that’s rad) is accepting submissions! Check out their submission guidelines, then get your best prose or poetry together, and submit!


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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 →