Notable Twin Cities: 4/22–4/28


Sunday 4/22: Richard Carr celebrates the publication of two new poetry books, Fitzpatrick and Our Blue Earth, with free books, free coffee, and a reading. Dunn Brothers Coffee, 2 p.m., free.

Lucie Amundsen, author of Locally Laid, will share stories of pitfall and peril, as she and her husband swapped corporate careers for a pasture-raised chicken farm. Learn about America’s food system and how to live more locally. Q&A to follow.  Plymouth Creek Center, 6:30 p.m., free.

Monday 4/23: Ben Purkert (For the Love of Endings) and Sally Franson (A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out) will be reading from their first books. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m.

Tuesday 4/24: Maya Rao presents Great American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Join David de Young for the US launch of his new book A Flash of Insight and Other Poems. The author will be joined by author Kari Tauring and musical guest Ben Connelly. Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater, 7 p.m., $6.

Wednesday 4/25: More Than a Single Story: Visions of the Future for Men of Color. Local writers, artists, and activists will discuss masculinity and the danger of stereotypes that narrowly define us. David Mura will lead the conversation with Art Coulson, Ezekiel Joubert, Shinaah Thao, and Michael Torres, with an opening poem by Anthony Ceballos. Hamline Midway Library, 6:30 p.m., free.

Mary Kay Rummel will be reading from her poetry collection, Cypher Garden. Rummel will be joined by poet Thomas Smith, with a book signing to follow the reading. SubText Books, 7 p.m, free.

Thursday 4/26: Celebrate National Poetry Month with Milkweed Editions! Join Milkweed for an evening honoring poets and the vitality of the Twin Cities poetry community. Milkweed Editions, 5:30 p.m., free.

John Porcellino will present From Lone Mountain. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/27: Come celebrate Lynette Reini-Grandell’s newest book of poetry, Wild Verge, with Holy Cow! Press and the Loft. Musician Venus DeMars will emcee the evening and play some songs. Open Book, 7 p.m., free.

Melissa Cundieff and Sheryl St. Germain will read from their books, Darling Nova and The Small Door of Your Death. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m, free.

Saturday 4/28: It’s Independent Bookstore Day! Join other book-lovers in celebrating our local bookstores! Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Literary Calendar is teaming up with eighteeen great independent bookstores in the Twin Cities to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 28. All over town, all day long, free!


Here’s a thing: There’s just a little more than a week of National Poetry Month, but you can still leverage all the goodies put together for NaPoWriMo!


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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 →