Notable Twin Cities: 2/4–2/10


Tuesday 2/6: Poet Ed Bok Lee kicks off the new event series, Writers Go to the Movies, with a screening of Arrival, followed by a conversation with Spanish and Latin American Studies professor Andrea Bell. Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater, 6 p.m., $6-$12.

Books & Bars: A monthly book discussion and live show, centered on Yaa Gyasi’s novel Homegoing for the month of February. Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 5 p.m., free.

The Twin Cities Artful Book Club is a book club open to anyone who is interested in discussing stories relevant to the lives of artists in a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere. February’s book is Mozart’s Women by Jane Glover. Hopkins Center For the Arts, 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/7: Joseph Rein will read from his collection, Roads without Houses, and Stephanie Carpenter will read from her book, Missing Persons. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Michael Merriam will be reading from his fiction as part of the Speculations Reading Series. DreamHaven Books & Comics, 6:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/8: Lorna Landvik will be hosting an evening of wine, appetizers, and discussion about her book Best to Laugh. Barnes & Noble Edina, 7 p.m., $20.

Friday 2/9: Local authors Kimberly Todd and Mai Neng Moua 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.

Virginia Eubanks will present Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, in conversation with Joe Soss. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 2/10: The best films of the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery Award-winning books in about 90 seconds—will be having a screening in Minneapolis! This free event will be hosted by children’s authors James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) and Pete Hautman (Godless, The Flinkwater Factor). Minneapolis Central Library, 3 p.m., free but RSVP.

Judy McConnell will be discussing her new novel, Dreamhouse. She will do a reading, and also discuss her writing process, how the novel was created, and the experience of being a Minnesota author. Walker Library, 2 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: Did you know The Loft Literary Center has a virtual community board? They do! It’s for all things literary and it’s for writers, readers, and lit enthusiasts with something to share. Check it out; you might find some good stuff, and you can put up your own postings, too.


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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 →