Notable Twin Cities: 10/21-10/27


Sunday 10/21: Kathleen Novak will present The Autobiography of Corrine Bernard. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 10/22: Join agricultural journalist Brian DeVore for a discussion centered around his new book, Wildly Successful Farming: Sustainability and the New Agricultural Land Ethic. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/23: Michael Schumacher will be in the store to read and discuss his latest, The Contest: The 1968 Election and the War for America’s Soul. Book signing to follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Join Twin Cities PBS and local booksellers, Half Price Books, Graywolf Press, and Common Good Books for the live finale of the Great American Read as America chooses its favorite novel. Hobnob with other bookworms and make the case for which of one-hundred novels you think deserves to be crowned as America’s favorite novel. Twin Cities PBS, 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/24: Join SubText Books for a reading with Gretchen Anthony. Anthony, a MN-based writer, will read from her debut novel Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners. Book signing to follow! SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Discover exciting trends in young adult literature, expand your reading list, and play a trivia game with prizes! Christine Jenkins, co-author of Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature, will take you on a whirlwind tour of five decades of this exciting and now booming genre. Rachel Gold will read from the new edition of her groundbreaking novel, Being Emily, and explore the future of YA literature with queer and trans content. Quatrefoil Library, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 10/26: Min Jin Lee, author of the National Book Award finalist Pachinko, will be discussing her work as part of the 2018-2019 Pen Pals series. Hopkins Center For the Arts, 11 a.m., $40–50.

Saturday 10/27: Charlie Bondhus will read from his latest collection, Divining Bones, and he’ll be joined by Kris Bigalk, James Cihlar, and Roy Guzmán. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Join Milkweed Books in the bookstore for this reading with poet Caitlin Bailey, winner of the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, following her class, Poetry: Aspects of Craft at The Loft Literary Center. Reading with her is Loft Teaching Artist Rachel Castro. Light refreshments provided and book signing to follow. Milkweed Books, 6 p.m., free.


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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 →