Notable Twin Cities: 8/26–9/1


Sunday 8/26: The Blue Light Reading Series August installment will feature readers KB Ballantine, Patricia Barone, Diane Frank, Helga Kidder, and Mary Kay Rummel. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free.

Button Poetry will host Rachel Wiley and Michael Lee for a poetry reading. Icehouse, 7:30 p.m., free.

Monday 8/27: Steve Hamilton will be in the store discussing his newest book, Dead Man Running. Once Upon A Crime, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/28: Alexandra Tweten will present Bye Felipe: Disses, Dick Pics, and Other Delights of Modern Dating. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/29: The Speculations Readings Series for August will feature novelist, inventor, and biomedical engineer J Lloren Quill. Quill is the author of Severance Lost and Shadow Cursed, and is currently writing the third installment of the Fractal Forsaken series. DreamHaven Books & Comics, 6:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/30: Join SubText Books for a reading with Cecilia Konchar Farr. Farr will read and discuss her book, The Ulysses Delusion, and a signing will follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Every last Thursday of the month, poets, musicians, and musers gather among the books and around the piano to share their work. Hosted by local musician Peter Breen, the Open Mic is a space to experiment with new work, to unearth old work, or practice in front of a humble crowd. All are welcome to share or just to listen. Slots are ten minutes each; sign ups start at 6:30. Eat My Words Bookstore, 7 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: The Loft Literary Center’s fall program theme is Fairy Tales! Check out their upcoming offerings, and get in on it—you’ll be glad you did.


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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 →