Notable Twin Cities: 9/9–9/15


Sunday 9/9: Minneapolis-based Poetry Asylum and the Weisman Art Museum are teaming up with PEN America to present BreakOut: Voices From the Inside as part of a nationwide activation in commemoration of the 1971 Attica prison uprising––honoring the struggle for free expression in prison, and underscoring the importance of writing as an act of creative resistance and triumph. Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, 12 p.m., free.

Join us for a mixed-genre evening of poetry with William Reichard and fiction with Ellen Lansky. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 9/10: For adults––not teens!–– who love to read YA books. September’s book is My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. Red Balloon Bookshop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Tom Weber presents 100 Things to Do in the Twin Cities Before You Die. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m, free.

Tuesday 9/11: PJ Tracy will be in to discuss her ninth Monkeewrench novel, The Guilty Dead. Once Upon a Crime, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/12: Literature Lovers’ Night Out™ is an event hosted by Twin Cities’ literary connoisseur Pamela Klinger-Horn, featuring national and local authors, light refreshments and drawings for prizes. This month’s readers will include Fiona Davis, Mindy Mejia, and M.J. Rose. Community Thread, 7 p.m., RSVP, $11.

Join the 30+ Queer Book Club for a discussion of Alan Cumming’s Not My Father’s Son. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/13: Barrie Jean Borich will present Apocalypse, Darling, with photographer Laura Migliorino and writers Sheila O’Connor and Danielle Bylund. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 9/14: Join SubText Books in the store on for an evening all about beer! Author Scott Carlson will read and discuss his book, Twin Cities Beer: A Heady History, and a book signing will follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 9/15: Stonecrest Senior Living is home to many writers of both prose and poetry. They recently compiled a book of original writings from residents, Stonecrest Storytellers: Collected Writing 2018. Please go and hear the Stonecrest Storytellers share their writings with an introduction from their friend and mentor and cheerleader, Dave Nimmer. East Side Freedom Library, 1 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: Finish your book with The Loft’s Year-Long Writing Project Program. You’ll get meetings with a mentor, feedback, and cohort meetings (and you’ll finally finish your manuscript).


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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 →