Notable Twin Cities: 9/3–9/9


Sunday 9/3: Mega-nerd alert: Sunday is day three of MetaCon 2017. MetaCon unites science fiction, music, video games, steampunk, and a whole lot more in what will be like the all-star game of geekdom. Basically, if you’re into things creative, unique, fun, and geeky, you’ll find something you’ll like. Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 8 a.m., $30.

Tuesday 9/5: Twin Cities Artful Book Club is book club open to anyone who is interested in discussing stories relevant to the lives of artists. The atmosphere is welcoming and relaxing and September’s book is A Summer of Hummingbirds by Christopher Benfey. Hopkins Center For the Arts, 6:30 p.m., free.

TruArtSpeaks is hosting a joint book release party for poets Danez Smith and Donte Collins. Tish Jones and Keno Evol will host, and the event will also feature Sarah Ogutu and Hieu Minh Nguyen. Black Dog Cafe Lowertown, 7 p.m., free.

Sharon Smith will be reading from her book Mistletoe and Murder and signing copies. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/6: Kyle Mills will be introducing Enemy of the State, his newest Vince Flynn book in the Mitch Rapp series.  Seating is limited. Barnes & Noble Roseville, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/7: It’s Literature Lovers’ Night Out, September Edition! It’s a celebration of all things literary, and it’s hosted by Valley Bookseller. Featured speakers will include Gabrielle Zevin, Eleanor Brown, J.T. Ellison, Leah Weiss, and Ann Hood. Trinity Lutheran Church, 7 p.m., $11, RSVP.

Zachary Schomburg will be reading from his novel Mammother. Milkweed Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 9/9: Robert Madrygin will be reading from his novel The Solace of Trees and signing copies. SubText Books, 7 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 →