Notable Twin Cities: 8/5–8/11


Monday 8/6: Come join St. Paul’s beloved poetry slam and show, Button Poetry Live, in the heart of Downtown St. Paul’s Cultural District. August’s feature will be Kofi Dadzie. Hosted by Shane Hawley. Camp Bar Twin Cities, 7 p.m., free.

Come to Barnes & Noble for Books & Brews and enjoy sampling craft brew while listening to local authors. Barnes & Noble Edina, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/7: 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. August’s book is Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller. Hopkins Center For the Arts, 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/8: Poet and performer Tony Plocido brings you his Poetry Performance Workshop. Each month, a small group gathers in the back room with poems in hand to practice performing in front of each other. This group is meant to help build confidence in reading poetry in front of others and finding the nuances in written word. Eat My Words Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/9: SubText Books is proud to present an evening with poet Diane Seuss at Gray Duck Tavern. She’ll read from her latest collection, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl. Gray Duck Tavern, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 8/10: 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.

You are invited to visit Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts to hear from local writers Victoria Blanco and Marion Gómez read. Banfill Locke Center For the Arts, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 8/11: August McLaughlin presents the book launch for her new book Girl Boner: The Good Girl’s Guide to Sexual Empowerment. The event will include a reading and Q&A with August McLaughlin and Renee Powers of Wild Cozy Truth! Boneshaker Books, 4 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library are looking for judges for the 2019 Minnesota Book Awards! They’re looking to make a broad selection of judges from all ages and experience levels, so get in on it—applications are open now!


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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 →