Sunday 8/6: In association with the current exhibit at the James J. Hill House, Joan Mathison will present a free talk on “Our Little Greenwich Village (or Montmartre) on Fourth Street,” as part of the [email protected] series. James J. Hill House, 4:30 p.m., free.
Tuesday 8/8: Ben Percy will be reading from his new novel The Dark Net, and he’ll be joined by Marlon James for a conversation about writing outside the literary fiction mainstream. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.
Wednesday 8/9: Come to the Err: Volume 1 Release Party! Join Err Artist Collective for the release of their anthology, Err: Volume 1. Featured readers will include Kasey McKee, M Wright, Danial Davis, Charlotte Rose, and Molly Hahne, with live art by Alyssa Johnson of Slanted Studios and music by Turn Back Now. Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 7 p.m., free.
Saturday 8/12: Bring the kids and join Barbara DaCosta for the release party of her new picture book Mighty Moby. DaCosta will be reading from the book and refreshments will be served. Red Balloon Bookshop, 2 p.m., free.
Here’s a thing: Here’s another retreat option for you artsy folks, and if you get accepted, it’s free! It’s the New York Mills Artist Retreat. It’s a one-person-at-a-time program, which means you get a cozy one-bedroom apartment in New York Mills, and access to the Cultural Center for up to six weeks. And because it’s in the middle of rural Minnesota, there’s no one around to interrupt you as you write the next great American novel. Score. Applications for the winter months close October 1, so get it together and apply.
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