Notable Twin Cities: 8/19–8/25


Sunday 8/19: It’s time for Minneapolis’s Premier Comic and Independent Print Festival: Autoptic, an arts festival that celebrates independent print culture, with an emphasis on comics and print-based multiples as well as alternative and small press labels of varying media. Aria Event Center, 10 a.m., free.

Monday 8/20: Join SubText Books in the store for a reading with Jacqueline Bussie for her latest work, Love Without Limits. Author Chris Stedman will join Bussie for a conversation. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/21: Come to the Playwright Workshop with Applause Community Theatre. They’ll reads, encourage, and critique a new play from local playwright Ginny Leutgeb. Eat My Words Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/22: Minnesota artists will fight silence on sexual violence with poetry, song, and stories at the second Liberation Cabaret. Featuring readings and performances by Chante Wolf, Sarah Koper, Inayah El-Amin, Tracy Lea Landis, and Robbie Orr. Boneshaker Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

Christopher A. Paul will present The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games: Why Gaming Culture Is the Worst. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/23: Join SubText Books in the store for an event with Chaun Webster. Webster will read and discuss GeNtry!fication: or the scene of the crime, and a book signing will follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 8/24: Jasper Hardin is a poet and visual artist who will be performing with fellow performer Miss Kay and surprise guests. Eat My Words Bookstore, 8 p.m., free.

Join SubText Books in the store for a reading with Andrea Thome. She will read and discuss the final installment in the Hesse Creek series, House of Belonging. Book signing to follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: If you haven’t already, check out Rain Taxi’s summer edition. It’s chock-full of excellent reviews and interviews; you really can’t go wrong!


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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 →