Notable Twin Cities: 11/19–11/25


Sunday 11/19: Lee Bidgood will be presenting his book, Czech Bluegrass: Notes from the Heart of Europe. Common Good Books, 1 p.m., free.

Maggie Stiefvater will be reading from her new book, All the Crooked Saints, taking questions, and signing books. Red Balloon Bookshop, 7 p.m., free, space limited.

Monday 11/20: Here’s a timely one: it’s the “Be the Facts You Wish to Read: A Press Freedom Discussion,” hosted by PEN America’s new Press Freedom Incentive Fund. There’ll be a panel discussion on censorship, news literacy, and the importance of fact-checking with Sun Yung Shin, Sheila Regan, Shannon Gibney, Caroline Casey, and Marya Hornbacher, with panel moderator Joanna R. Demkiewicz. Open Book, 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 11/21: It’s the November edition of Carol Connolly’s Reading by Writers! This month brings together seven artists whose work will fill in the statement “The future is ____.”   Featured readers will include Caitlin Bailey, Zoë Bird, Paula Cisewski, Francine Conley, Brett Elizabeth Jenkins, Ali O’Reilly, and Sagirah Shahid. The University Club of St. Paul, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 11/22: St. Paul Almanac will be presenting Brittany Lynch, Dr. Sheronda Orridge, and Joe Davis in “Knowledge of Self,” the November edition of the Lowertown Reading Jam. Black Dog Cafe, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/23: Thanksgiving!! Eat ALLLLLL the foods.

Friday 11/24: Come for a meet and greet and book signing signing with local author Elizabeth Verdick as she presents her brand new picture book Small Walt. Valley Bookseller, 10 a.m., free.

Saturday 11/25: Nancy Hedin will be signing copies of her novel, Bend. Common Good Books, 1 p.m., free.

Wendi Zelkin Rosenstein will be signing copies of her new book The Lincoln Del Cookbook. Barnes & Noble, 2 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: This one is for all the children’s literature writers out there! The Yiddish Book Center is accepting application for their 2018 residency program. It’s a week long residency, it’s about all thing kid’s lit, and it even includes a travel stipend. Can’t go wrong there.


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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 →