Want to create your own comic character? In celebration of their latest graphic novel Q & Ray Case #2: Meteorite or Meteor-wrong? co-creators Trisha Speed Shaskan and Stephen Shaskan will get you drawing in this one-hour class! Limited to 15 children, ages 6-12. Moon Palace Books, 2:30 p.m., $7.99 (includes a copy of the book).
The April installment of Carol Connolly’s Reading by Writers will feature Mike Finley, JoAnne Makela, Ethna McKiernan, Loren Niemi, and Susan Thurston. The University Club of St. Paul, 7:30 p.m., free.
Wednesday 4/18: Join poet and nonfiction writer Margot Fortunato Galt to celebrate the release of her chapbook The Heart Beat of Wings. She will be accompanied by readings from Julie Landsman and Morgan Grayce Willow. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.
Thursday 4/19: Minnesota Book Award winner Sun Yung Shin reads selections from her poetry and discusses what sanctuary, the 2018 theme of the University of St. Thomas Sacred Arts Festival, means for the Twin Cities. O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, 7 p.m., free.
West Egg Literati is an organization of Hamline University MFA students who want to grow and develop connections within the program and beyond. Readers with original poetry, fiction, nonfiction related to the theme are encouraged to join us. The theme for this reading is “Space/Time.” Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.
Saturday 4/21: Shawn Francis Peters will be at Scout & Morgan Books for a reading and signing of his new book, The Infamous Harry Hayward: A True Account of Murder and Mesmerism in Gilded Age Minneapolis. Scout & Morgan Books, 11 a.m., free.
Here’s a thing: It’s the third week of National Poetry Month already, but if you’re at a loss for how to celebrate, here are thirty great ideas for carrying on the spirit of the month, as curated by Poets.org. Enjoy!
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