Notable Twin Cities: 12/3–12/9


Sunday 12/3: It’s the Foreword Poets! Eleven members of the long-standing poetry group “Foreword,” all graduates of a two-year poetry crafting program of the Loft Literary Center, will be reading from their second anthology, In the Company of Others. Common Good Books, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 12/4: Peter Zheutlin will be presenting his book Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us about Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things. Adoptable rescue dogs will be in the store care of RAGOM (Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest: Rescuing and Rehoming Golden Retrievers Since 1985). Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/5: December’s edition of the Books and Bars book discussion and live show will center on Stephanie Wilbur Ash’s novel The Annie YearInterview with Stephanie Wilbur Ash begins at 6:15 p.m., followed by a performance from her a cappella group, a Q&A, and a book signing. Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6:15 p.m., free.

Jonathan Blunk will be presenting his book, James Wright: A Life in Poetry. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 12/6: Benjamin Percy will be talking about the craft of writing and reading from his new novel, The Dark Net. O’Shaughnessy Science Hall, 7 p.m., free.

Alison McGhee will be presenting her book Never Coming Back. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 12/7: Norita Dittberner-Jax will read from her new collection Crossing the Waters, Sharon Chmielarz will read from her new collection little eternities, and Margot Galt will read from her new work The Heart Beat of Wings. Book signing to follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Ellie Roscher presents her new book Play Like a Girl: How a Soccer School in Kenya’s Slums Started a Revolution with special guest Caren Stelson, author of Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 12/8: Banfill Locke writer-in-residence Diego Vazquez, Jr. will be reading from his work. Banfill Locke Center For the Arts, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 12/9: Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley will be signing copies of The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen. Common Good Books, 12 p.m., free.

Lee Lynch will be signing copies of their book Amazing MN: State Rankings & Unusual InformationBarnes & Noble Edina, 1 p.m., free.

Terri Peterson Smith will be signing copies of her book Unique Eats & Eateries of the Twin Cities. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 2 p.m., free.

Photographer Karen Melvin will be signing copies of her book, Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: This one is pretty neat: it’s Milkweed Books’s subscription program! That’s right –– you can sign up for a book subscription and receive hand-selected books, directly from Milkweed! They’ve got a couple different membership levels, and the books are fantastic. Sweet.


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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 →