Notable Twin Cities: 10/1–10/7


Sunday 10/1: Nate Dern will be presenting his new book Not Quite A Genius. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 10/2: October’s Button Poetry Live will feature poet William Evans, hosted by Dua Saleh. Evans will also be leading a free workshop at Key’s Cafe (next to Camp Bar) at 6 p.m. Camp Bar Twin Cities, 7 p.m., $15.

Tuesday 10/3: It’s Books & Bars! Marie Benedict will be discussing her book The Other Einstein and signing copies. Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 5 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/4: Allen Eskens will be reading from his book The Deep Dark Descending and signing copies. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Sharon Chmielarz will be reading from her collection Little Eternities, and Norita Dittberner-Jax will be reading from her collection Crossing the Waters. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/5: Join SubText Bookstore for Read and Response: An Open Mic. The first twenty minutes will be open for anyone to share their work, and then there’ll be readings by Anthony Ceballos, McKinley Ciepielinski, Kenny Ngo, Michael Torres, and Sasha Suarez. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

One-Shot Comics (formerly Beer + Comics) will be discussing October’s book, The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/6: Join Next Poetix for a reading with Diana Arterian, Gabrielle Civil, Sawako Nakayasu, and Chaun Webster. Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 10/7: This is a good one: it’s Twin Cities AsAm Poetry, and it’s a reading by local and visiting Asian American poets. University of St. Thomas, 8 p.m., free.

Join author Susan Latta to celebrate the release of her book Bold Women of Medicine. Addendum Books, 2 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: Minnesota’s a pretty lit(erary) scene, but you knew that. So you won’t be surprised to learn that our cold, watery state plays host to lots of lit mags, too, and you can find ’em all here. Get started, you’ve got lots of reading to do!


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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 →