Notable Twin Cities: 4/1–4/7

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Tuesday 4/3: Join Lesley Nneka Arimah in celebrating the paperback release of her story collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky. Lesley will be reading in the Target Performance Hall, followed by a book signing and reception in the Milkweed Books store. Milkweed Books, 6 p.m., free.

This month’s Books & Bars, a monthly book discussion and live show, will be centered on Frederick Backman’s novel Bear Town. Amsterdam 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. April’s book is The Turquoise Ledge by Leslie Marmon Silko. Hopkins Center For the Arts, 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/4: The University of Minnesota Department of English and the Esther Freier Lecture Series present a panel discussion appropriate for readers of all ages with celebrated writers MT Anderson, Kate DiCamillo, David Barclay Moore, and Nicola Yoon. Discussion will be moderated by Julie Schumacher. Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/5: Heidi Czerwiec will present Conjoining. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

James P. Lenfestey will be reading and discussing his recent book, A Marriage Book: 50 Years of Poems from a Marriage. Book signing to follow! SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 4/7: Mark Ehling, Misty Rowan, and Kevin FitzPatrick will be reading from their work as part of the Tributary Reading Series, hosted by Ted King. Lake Coffee House, 12 p.m., free.

Join author H.M. Bouwman for the launch party of her book Owen and Eleanore Move In. Addendum Books, 2 p.m., free.

Minnesota author Sheila O’Connor will be discussing her new book Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth. Wild Rumpus, 2 p.m., free.

Join Austen Hartke for the launch of their book Transforming. Hartke will be in conversation with Chris Stedman (author of Faithiest). SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

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Here’s a thing: Word Sprout is a Minneapolis-based crowd of poets and writers dedicated to live storytelling. They’ve got all kinds of different events, both open-forum style and curated, and they’re all about celebrating Minnesota writers by throwing them up on a stage with a mic.

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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 →