Notable Twin Cities: 3/4–3/10

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Sunday 3/4: [email protected]: An Exploration of Fitzgerald’s Catholic Faith. Fitzgerald in St. Paul presents a free talk as part of its regular [email protected] series exploring the common themes found in the author’s works that reflect Fitzgerald’s Catholic heritage and beliefs. The talk will be presented by Thomas Flynn, former archivist for the Cathedral of St. Paul. The University Club of St. Paul, 4 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/6: March’s Books & Bars, a monthly book discussion and live show, will be centered on Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground RailroadAmsterdam Bar & Hall, 6:15 p.m., free.

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. March’s book is The Song Poet: A Memoir of my Father by Kao Kalia Yang. The meeting is free and open to the public. Hopkins Center For the Arts, 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/7: Judy McConnell will be discussing her new novel, Dreamhouse. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Poets/storytellers Sara Hoppe and Allison Morse will be joined by the all-women klezmer quartet NAYE STRUNES for a performance that weaves together original music with contemporary ideas of Jewish women. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/8: The husband and wife team that writes under the name Lars Kepler will be discussing their newest book The SandmanOnce Upon a Crime, 7 p.m., free.

Maya Dusenbery presents Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 3/9: Harmon Leon will present his book Meet the Deplorables: Infiltrating Trump America. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Local authors Dore Kiesselbach and Mary Jo Thompson will be reading from their work as part of the Banfill-Locke 2018 Reading Series. Mississippi Library, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 3/10: It’s Be Heard 2018 Semifinals Bout 1! Join TruArtSpeaks for the first semifinals bout in the 2018 Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam Series! The series provides a space for MN poets between the ages of 13 and 19 to tell their stories, share their art, and build community with one another. The Loft Literary Center, 7 p.m., $5–$7.

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Here’s a thing: This one’s for all you solitary writers out there: if you’re going it alone, and looking for a writing group, check out The Loft’s sponsored writing groupsThey’re all affiliated with The Loft Literary Center, and they’re all pretty rad.

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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 →