Notable Twin Cities: 6/17–6/23

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Monday 6/18: Karen Robards will be presenting her newest book The Moscow DeceptionRiver Falls Public Library, 7 p.m., free.

Join the Friends of the Hennepin County Library in welcoming Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage, for a reading and book signing. Hennepin County Library, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/19: The East Side Freedom Library invites you to a reading and discussion with local author Dianna Hunter about her recent book, Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life. East Side Freedom Library, 7 p.m., free.

The June installment of Carol Connolly’s Reading by Writers will feature Nicole Borg, Taiyon Coleman, Douglas E. Green, Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre, Tim Nolan, Joyce Sutphen and Eric Tu. Writers may be selling books or other creations, so bring cash or checks to purchase directly from the artists. The University Club of St. Paul, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/20: Enjoy an evening of poetry from Donna Isaac and Janna Knittel. Donna will read from her new book about her Appalachian upbringing, Footfalls, and Janna will read from her new chapbook of nature poems, Fish and Wildlife. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/21: Shaun Harris will be discussing his book The Hemingway Thief. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. Bierstube, 5:30 p.m., free.

Join authors David Housewright and Matt Goldman as they read and discuss their books. Hop and Barrel Brewing, 6:30 p.m., free.

Friday 6/22: Gretchen Marquette, the Minneapolis-based author of May Day, hosts a series of outdoor poetry readings with guests D.Allen, Caitlin Bailey, Mike Bazzett, Anders Carlson-Wee, Sumita Chakraborty, Roy Guzmán, Su Hwang, Christopher Santiago, and Michael Torres. The Commons, 7 p.m., free.

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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 →