Notable Twin Cities: 9/30–10/6


Sunday 9/30: The first Literary Lights of the new season takes place with five writers reading work revolving around the theme of peace: Krystal Morley, Beth Spencer, Morgan Grayce Willow, Luke Pingel, Diki Koka, and Mary Kay Rummel with host Donna Isaac. Blue Harbor Center for the Arts, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 10/1: For adults––not teens!––who love to read YA books. October’s book is A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro. Red Balloon Bookshop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/2: Join Books and Bars at Amsterdam Bar & Hall for a discussion of Justin Cronin’s The Passage. 5 p.m. doors, 6:15 p.m. discussion. Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 p.m., free.

Join SubText Books in the store for a reading celebrating The Road by Heart: Poems of Fatherhood, edited by Greg Watson and Richard Broderick. Contributors Michael Dennis Browne, Danny Klecko, Tim Nolan, and Peter William Stein will all read from the anthology, and a book signing will follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/3: Michael Fedo presents Don’t Quit Your Day Job: The Adventures of a Midlist Author. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/4: Kaveh Akbar will read selections from his poetry collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf and discuss the concept of recovery. O’Shaughnessy Stadium, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/5: Join three Milkweed Editions poets—Ada Limón, William Brewer, and Parneshia Jones—to celebrate the two-year anniversary of their bookstore! After a reception with light refreshments at Milkweed Books, these dynamic poets will read their distinguished, powerful work in the Target Performance Hall, featuring poems from The Carrying (Limón), I Know Your Kind (Brewer), Vessel (Jones), and beyond. Milkweed Editions, 6:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 10/6: Patricia Skalka will be discussing her book Death Rides the Ferry and Laura Childs discusses the Scrapbooking Mysteries. Once Upon a Crime, 12 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: Did you know that ModernWell has classes? They do! Check out this upcoming memoir-writing class. It’s for women and it starts soon, but it’s not too late to sign up.


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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 →