Notable Twin Cities: 9/17–9/23


Sunday 9/17: Margi Preus will be reading from her new middle-grade mystery novel The Clue in the Trees and signing copies. Wild Rumpus, 1 p.m., free.

Monday 9/18: Jostein Gaarder will be discussing his new picture book Questions Asked, and he’ll be in conversation with curator and champion of children’s literature Lisa Von Drasek. Milkweed Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/19: Greg Brick will his new book Minnesota Caves: History & Lore. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

The first reading of the Carol Connolly’s Readings by Writers 2017–2018 season will feature the launch of Sharon Chmielarz’s new book, Little Eternities. In addition, there will be readings and performances by Philip Bryant, Downrange Telemetrics, Richard Robbin, and Dara Syrkin. The University Club of St. Paul, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/21: Here’s a fun one: it’s an open house for educators and families at the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute! There’ll be food, drinks, and creative writing prompts, and MOI will also be sharing information about their free programs. 2388 University Ave W, St Paul, 4 p.m., free.

Friday 9/22: It’s Page/Stage/Engage 2017! PAGE/STAGE/ENGAGE is a space for exploring the intersections of spoken word, hip hop, and social justice. Whole Music Club, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 9/23: Come celebrate Equilibrium: Spoken Word at the Loft and Palabrista’s joint 15-year anniversary! The celebration will feature performances by Palabristas, Danez Smith, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Tanaya Winder, and DJ Nak. It’s gonna be a big deal. Open Book, 7 p.m., free,

Here’s a thing: This one is pretty cool! The Loft Literary Center’s blog, Lit Chat, profiles Twin Cities area writers. You can get insight into their work, their process, alla that good stuff. Check it out and be inspired.


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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 →