Notable Twin Cities: 6/3–6/9

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Sunday 6/3: Author Shawn Francis Peters reads from and sign copies of his new book, The Infamous Harry Hayward: A True Account of Murder and Mesmerism in Gilded Age Minneapolis. Hennepin History Museum, 2 p.m., free.

Tuesday 6/5: A book club open to anyone who is interested in discussing stories relevant to the lives of artists in a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere. June’s book is A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks. Hopkins Center For the Arts, 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 6/6: Author Phyllis Root and photographer Kelly Povo will discuss their new book, Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tim Burkett launches Zen in the Age of Anxiety: Wisdom for Navigating our Modern Lives. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 6/7: Jonathan Kauffman will present Hippie Food: How Back-to-the-Landers, Longhairs, and Revolutionaries Changed the Way We Eat, in conversation with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Join SubText Books for a discussion of Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict with editor ML Cavanaugh. Book signing will follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 6/8: The BLCA Writers will be reading from their work as part of the Banfill-Locke 2018 Reading Series. Banfill Locke Center For the Arts, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 6/9: The Third Annual Lit Crawl MN will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018, 3 p.m.–10 p.m. in Minneapolis, weaving through Uptown along Lake Street, and culminating in Button Poetry’s Ear Candy at Bryant Lake Bowl. All events are free and open to the public. Uptown, 3 p.m., free.

Wendy Brown-Baez, Ibé Kaba, and Bryan Thao Worra will be presenting stories, poems, and music from Laos, West Africa, the Middle East, and the US to celebrate cultures around the world and a shared desire for peace. Moon Palace Books, 4 p.m., free.

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Here’s a thing: Reading books is great, but if you’re also in making books, Minneapolis has a resource for you (of course). Check out the Minnesota Center for Book Arts—they’ve got all kinds of resources and classes.

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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 →