Notable Twin Cities: 2/18–2/24


Tuesday 2/20: Join Kelly Barnhill for the launch of her new book Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7p.m., free.

The February installment of Carol Connolly’s Reading by Writers will feature Sandy Beach, Cristopher Gibson, Ibé, Rebecca Ramsden, and Lynette Reini-Grandell. The University Club of St. Paul, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/21: Michael Benanav will present Himalaya Bound: One Family’s Quest to Save their Animals and an Ancient Way of Life. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Rain Taxi and Graywolf Press will present acclaimed poets Mary Jo Bang and Stephanie Burt, who will both be reading from their latest works. Uptown Church, 7 p.m., $5.

Thursday 2/22: 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. February’s theme is “From Page To Stage, What My Poem Wants Me To Wear.” The featured writer will be Wendy Brown-Baez. Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, 6 p.m., free.

Colin Winnette will be reading from his new novel The Job of the Wasp. Winnette will be joined by local writer MH Rowe, who will also be reading from their work. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/24: Author A. Rose will be signing copies of her book Imitatore. Boneshaker Books, 11 a.m., free.

Join Cori Doerrfeld for the story time launch party of The Rabbit Listened. Addendum Books, 11:30 a.m., free


Here’s a thing: So, have you heard about Blue Harbor? It’s a writing center, and it’s in a cool building right in the middle of St. Paul. They’ve got writing retreats and a rental space, and a ton of other cool things writers are into.


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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 →