Notable Twin Cities: 1/14–1/20


Sunday 1/14: Anne Gillespie Lewis will be signing copies of her book Marie-Andree at Ten: Letters From Her Island / Marie-Andree a Dix Ans: Lettres de son Ile. Barnes & Noble Roseville, 2 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/16: The January installment of Carol Connolly’s Reading by Writers will feature Wendy Brown-Baez, Ted King, Steve Mueske, Rebecca Paradis, and Thomas Redshaw. The University Club of St. Paul, 7:30 p.m., free.

David Housewright will be presenting his new book Darkness, Sing Me a Song: A Holland Taylor Mystery. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/17: The Speculations Reading Series will be hosting its fourth annual Round Robin Readings. Bring your poetry or short prose submissions sufficient for a five-minute reading, plus up to five minutes of additional material in the event that the first round gets done early. DreamHaven Books & Comics, 6:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/18: Bukola Oriola will read and discuss her works, A Living Label and Imprisoned: The Travails of a Trafficked Victim. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

James Han Mattson presents his novel The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves with Theodore Wheeler, author of Kings of Broken Things. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/19: Join Rain Taxi to commemorate the life and writing of Denis Johnson. This event also celebrates the January 16 release of Johnson’s posthumous book of stories, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden (Random House), which the author finished shortly before his death. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 1/20: John Gaspard will be signing copies of his book The Linking Rings. Once Upon a Crime, 12 p.m., free.


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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 →