Notable Twin Cities: 10/22–10/28


Sunday 10/22: Elisa Korenne will be presenting her book Hundred Miles to Nowhere: An Unlikely Love Story. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 10/23: Kate Harding will be presenting Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/24: John Feinstein will be signing copies of his new book, The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup. SubText Books, 2 p.m., free.

Come to Five Watt Coffee for the October installment of Five Writers, Five Minutes, Five Watt! Readers will include Alexei Moon Casselle, Michael Lee, Erin Kate Ryan, Haley Lasche, and James Bernard Short. Five Watt Coffee, 8 p.m., free.

Books & Bars will be combining opera, literature, and beer! Join moderator Jeff Kamin and special guests, including Minnesota Opera President and General Director Ryan Taylor, for food, libations, and engaging conversations on books related to Minnesota Opera’s 55th anniversary season. All are welcome to this moderated, opera-infused reinvention of the book club. The discussion will center on the book Mozart’s Women: His Family, His Friends, His Music by Jane Glover. The Happy Gnome, 5 p.m., free, but RSVP.

Wednesday 10/25: Join SubText Books for a night of poetry with Stefan Lovasik and John Amen. Lovasik will read from his new collection Absolution, and Amen will read from his new collection Illusion of an Overwhelm. Book signing to follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/26: Here’s a good one: it’s an evening with Jennifer Egan! It’s part of the 2017–2018 Pen Pal series, and it’s gonna be good. Hopkins Center For the Arts, 7:30 p.m., free.

Robert Downes will be reading from his book Windigo Moon: A Novel of Native America. Book signing to follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/27: Part two of last week’s post: it’s the Spontaneous Combustion Vol. 2 story showcase! Come witness the presentation of the top 15 stories from Spontaneous Combustion’s marathon story-writing event on October 19, and then vote for your favorite at the end. The 10 top-voted stories will be included in the final print version of Spontaneous Combustion, Vol. 2, and the three most popular stories will earn paid royalty contracts for life. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 6:30 p.m., free.

Enjoy a fancy luncheon talk with French author Christophe Boltanski. Mr. Boltanski will read select passages from his book The Safe House, speak about his work, and answer questions from the audience. The presentation will be in French with English translation by Bruno Chaouat. The Woman’s Club Of Minneapolis, 11:30 a.m., $50.

Saturday 10/28: Join West Egg Literati, an organization of Hamline University MFA students, for another installment in the Green Light Reading Series. The theme for the reading is “incantation,” and featured readers for the night include: Sasha Reanier, Emma Johnson Rivard, and Chelsea DeLong. Artista Bottega, 7 p.m., free.

Local author Jeffrey Burton will be reading from his book The EulogistOnce Upon A Crime, 7 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: If you’re an educator, and you’ve got a few sweet creative writing lessons rattling around in your brain, this one’s for you: The Loft Literary Center is accepting class proposals. They’ve got some requirements, but if teaching is your thing it’s a totally rad way to get involved with our Twin Cities literary community.


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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 →