Notable Twin Cities: 8/20–8/26

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Sunday 8/20: Poets Brian Beatty, Paula Cisewski, Haley Lasché, and Greg Watson will be reading from their new and forthcoming collections. Common Good Books, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 8/21: Benjamin Percy will be discussing his new book, The Dark Net, and signing copies. Barnes & Noble Edina, With Jac Jemc. 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/22: Enjoy a launch party and signing for William Kent Krueger’s book Sulfur Springs. It’s not seated, so pop in whenever! Once Upon a Crime, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/23: August’s Speculations Reading Series installment will feature a reading by author Rob Callahan, and there’ll be a reception with refreshments to follow. DreamHaven Books & Comics, 6:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/24: Cracked Walnut continues its 2017 Lit Fest! August’s theme is “Juggernaut,” and the reading will feature Tracy Harris, Zoe Bird, David Mendez, Ross Holmes, and Casey Patrick. Hosted by Michael Kiesow Moore. Amore Coffee, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 8/25: Jon Lauck will be presenting his new book From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920-1965. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 8/26: Rachel Howzell and Kristi Belcamino will be in conversation about their work. Once Upon a Crime, 12 p.m., free.

Here’s a thing: The Beyond the Pure Fellowship program. It’s a program for committed writers who haven’t yet received widespread recognition for their work. The award is $5,000, and the money can be used for classes, workshops, research travel, whatever. It’s closed for applications right now, but keep it on your radar.

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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 →