Notable Twin Cities: 1/7–1/13


Sunday 1/7: Melanie Zeuske will be signing copies of her new book Practical Nutrition. Barnes & Noble Roseville, 2 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/9: January’s Books and Bars monthly book discussion and live show, centered on Noah Hawley’s Before the Fall for the month of January. Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater, 7 p.m., free.

David Housewright will be presenting his new mystery novel Darkness, Sing Me a Song. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/10: Come celebrate Poets, Writers, Musicians Against the War on The Earth! Join poets, writers, and musicians to honor winter’s fierceness with words, music and dance. The free family-friendly event, co-sponsored by Rain Taxi, will include readings from Phil Bryant, Sharon Chmielarz, Jim Heynen, Ezra Hyland, Athena Kildegaard, Klecko, Matt Rasmussen, Katherine Rauk, Thomas R. Smith, Bart Sutter, and Tim Young. American Swedish Institute, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/11: Midstream Reading Series in the Blue Moon building on East Lake Street. Blue Moon Coffee, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 1/12: Sujata Massey will read and discuss her new novel The Widows of Malabar Hill. Book signing to follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Local authors Peter Geye and Marcie Rendon will be reading from their work as part of the Banfill-Locke 2018 Reading Series. Banfill Locke Center For the Arts, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 1/13: Elizabeth Verdick will read from her children’s book, Small Walt, for storytime. SubText Books, 10:30 a.m., free.


Here’s a thing: The ever-indispensable Rain Taxi has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities literary community for a long time. Their history is an interesting one, and lucky for us, they’ve got it all chronicled in Rain Taxi Rewind, a reflection on the life and times of everyone’s favorite literary rag. Check it out!


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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 →