Notable Twin Cities: 2/11–2/17


Sunday 2/11: Gregory Blake Smith will read and discuss his new novel, The Maze at Windermere, with a book signing to follow. SubText Books, 1 p.m., free.

Tess Galati presents Holy Trinity: Maiden, Mother, Crone. Common Good Books, 4 p.m., free.

Monday 2/12: Excelsior Bay Books hosts Literature Lovers’ Night Out, an evening with national and local authors, light refreshments and drawings for prizes. Featured authors for February are Cynthia Swanson, Mira T. Lee, David Housewright, and Gregory Blake Smith. Trinity Episcopal Church, 7 p.m., $11 and RSVP.

Tuesday 2/13: Join Books & Bars, a monthly book discussion and live show, centered on Yaa Gyasi‘s novel Homegoing for the month of February. Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater, 7 p.m., free.

Omar El Akkad will be discussing his novel American War as part of the 2018 Club Book series. St. Anthony Park Library, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/14: Carolyn Porter will be reading from her book Marcel’s Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man’s Fate as part of the Fireside Reading Series. Hamline Midway Library, 7 p.m., free.

Ty Sassaman presents Just One Question: A Road Trip Memoir. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/15: Danish author Sara Blaedel will be discussing her new novel The Undertaker’s DaughterOnce Upon a Crime, 7 p.m., free.

Local author and podcast host Nora McInerny will sit down with Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner to discuss their new book Modern Loss: Candid Conversation about Grief. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/16: Come out to Moon Palace Books for a reading from Welcome Home, a new anthology of YA stories on adoption. The book’s editor, Eric Smith, will be reading, as will local YA writers and adoptees Shannon Gibney and David Oppegaard. Moon Palace Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

The Loft presents a 2017–18 Mentor Series Reading with Diane Wilson and fellows Preeti Kaur Rajpal and Lara Palmqvist. Open Book, 7 p.m., $10, $5 for members.

Saturday 2/17: André Aciman presents Call Me By Your Name. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Co-authors Ann B. Makena and Nate A. Munene will be signing copies of their book Miracles Still Happen: If You Don’t Believe—Explain Me. Barnes & Noble Roseville, 2 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: We’re solidly into February, but the Loft still has a ton of great offerings in their True North themed seasonal programming. Classes, readings, and public events around the idea that true north is defined by the position of the observer—it’s good stuff.


Please email any event listings you’d like to see to [email protected].


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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 →