Notable Twin Cities: 1/28–2/3


Sunday 1/28: It’s the ModernWell 2018 Writers and Readers Conference! ModernWell is a conference for readers and writers to connect with one another, be inspired by, and have an opportunity to meet with guest authors, agents, publishers, and editors. This year will feature keynote and panel discussions, classes, and workshops. Attendees will enjoy snacks and beverages throughout the afternoon and appetizers and wine at 5:30. Keynote speakers are Lorna Landvik, Andrea Jarrell, and Jodi Livon. ModernWell, 1 p.m., $45–$60.

Join the Common Good Book Club in January for a discussion of Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel Eileen. Common Good Books, 5 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/31: Bao Phi will be reading from his newest collection of poems, Thousand Star Hotel, as part of the Fireside Reading Series. Hamline Midway Library, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/1: Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) presents an evening with Lorna Landvik: “On Writing, Acting, and Laughter.” Landvik will be telling stories from her life as a writer, actor, comic, wife, mother, and peace marcher. St. Joan of Arc Church Minneapolis, 6:30 p.m., $10–$25 suggested donation.

An evening with novelist Colson Whitehead, as part of the 2017–2018 Pen Pals series. Hopkins Center For the Arts, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 2/3: Join Green Card Youth Voices for a morning book reading as a part of the Hasting Reads program. After the young authors read their stories from Green Card Youth Voices: St. Paul, there will be a question and answer session with the audience. Featured authors will be Lah Lah, Anat Thosaengsiri, and Jae Nay Htoo. Pleasant Hill Library, 11:00 a.m., free.

Jeffrey Siger will be signing copies of his newest book, An Aegean April. Once Upon a Crime, 12 p.m., free.

Join the Twin Cities Sisters in Crime for a fun afternoon of readings and conversations with authors Pat Dennis, Barbara Deese, Midge Bubany, and Christine Husom. Burnhaven Library, 2 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: Check out Rain Taxi’s Winter issue! It’s online now, and it’s full of some really good stuff.


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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 →