Notable Twin Cities: 8/13–8/19


Sunday 8/13: Minnesota poets Candace Black, Matt Mauch, and Richard Robbins will all be reading from their new work. Common Good Books, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 8/14: Lesley Nneka Arimah will be reading from her work. Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/15: Imbolo Mbue will be discussing her novel Behold the Dreamers. Tickets are $30. Ticket purchase includes signed copy of the book, wine and hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to meet the author. Barnes and Noble Edina, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/16: Poet Todd Boss will be reading from his new collection Tough Luck with special guest Jim Moore. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/17: Cracked Walnut continues its 2017 Lit Fest with a reading inspired by the theme of “Undertow.” This reading will feature Mark Anderson, Lisa Yankton, Isadora Gruye, Ellen Lager, and Sahra Sabri. Hosted by Michael Kiesow Moore. East Side Freedom Library, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 8/18: Marcia Anderson will be presenting her book A Bag Worth a Pony: The Art of the Ojibwe Bandolier Bag. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 8/19: The Loft’s spoken word series, Equilibrium, continues with Spoken Word Immersion Fellow Cindy Tran and special guest Paul Tran. Open Book, 8 p.m., free.

Here’s a thing: Five minutes, one mic, a live audience, and you, telling your true story, with no notecards. Sound exhilarating? It’s The Moth story hour, it’s super rad, and it’s live in the Twin Cities every single month.


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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 →