Notable Twin Cities: 1/21–1/27

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Sunday 1/21: Diane Dettmann will be signing copies of her novel On Liberty’s Wings. Barnes & Noble Roseville, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 1/22: Join author Mick Herron for the launch of his new thriller This Is What Happened. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/23: Books & Bars will be combining opera, literature, and beer! Join moderator Jeff Kamin and special guests for food, libations, and engaging conversations on books related to MN 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 Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean. The Happy Gnome, 6:15 p.m., free.

It’s a new year and 555 is back! Five Writers, Five Minutes, Five Watt Reading Series January reading is curated and hosted by Nneka Onwuzurike. The lineup is Michael Lee-Wolf, AP Looze, Wendy Brown-Baez, Victoria Blanco, and Karen Gu. Five Watt Coffee Kingfield, 8 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/24: Miriam Karmel will be reading from her book Subtle Variations and Other Stories as part of the Fireside Reading Series. Hamline Midway Library, 7 p.m., free.

Barb Krovitz-Neren presents Parenting the Addicted Teen: A 5-Step Foundational Program. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/25: Chalk Talk Narrative is a forum for writers to gather, experiment, and find support. Each forum has a theme, an open mic, and a featured writer. Featured writers choose creative ways to interact with the crowd. January’s theme is “Scenic Detail & Narrative Summary,” and the featured writer will by Amy Salloway. Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 6 p.m., free.

Friday 1/26: Michael Dawson will be presenting Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 1/27: Join author and illustrator Joseph Kuefler for the launch party of his newest book, The Digger and the Flower. Wild Rumpus, 11 a.m., free.

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Here’s a thing: Whether you’re looking for a literary outlet, you want to read your work out loud in front of people, or you just really want to make some new bookish friends, check out the Minneapolis Writers Workshop. It’s a rad little group of writers that get together every Wednesday to share work and give feedback. You can join the club, or you can step in for Open Read, a once-a-month meeting when the club opens it’s doors to non-members. Pretty cool!

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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 →