Notable Twin Cities: 12/17–12/23


Sunday 12/17: Elizabeth Foy Larsen will be doing a meet, greet, & sign event in celebration of her new book 111 Places in the Twin Cities That You Must Not Miss. Birchbark Books & Native Arts, 3 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Verdick will be signing copies of her book Small Walt. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 12 p.m., free.

Monday 12/18: Join Rain Taxi in welcoming beloved and bestselling author Anne Fadiman to the Twin Cities! Renowned for her scintillating essay collections, Fadiman will present her new book, The Wine Lover’s Daughter. Soap Factory, 7:30 p.m., $5.

Tuesday 12/19: It’s Carol Connolly’s Reading by Writers! December’s Reading by Writers will feature Maryann Corbett, Norita Dittberner-Jax, Mary Moore Easter, Kevin FitzPatrick, and Michael Moos. Hosted by Tim Nolan, who will also be reading. The University Club of St. Paul, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 12/20: It’s the Moth StorySLAM! This month’s topic is DIRT: squalor, smut, filth, muck, and mire! Dig it, dish it, spread it, hose it off. Dirt cheap, dirt poor, treated like dirt. Five minutes, one mic, no notes. The Amsterdam Bar, 6:30 p.m., $10.

Friday 12/22: Danni Starr will read from her book Empathy and Eyebrows. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: Tis the season for charitable giving! If you’re looking for a totally worthy organization to give to this holiday season, why not check out Rain Taxi’s silent auction? All the proceeds go to keeping Rain Taxi up and running, and Rain Taxi is a major reason the Twin Cities lit scene is so robust. Last day to bid is today!


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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 →