Notable Twin Cities: 10/28–11/3


Sunday 10/28: Jeffrey Brown will read and discuss Lucy and Andy Neanderthal: Bad to the Bones, the third book in the graphic novel series about cave kid siblings Lucy and Andy. SubText Books, 1 p.m., free.

Monday 10/29: Poetry Asylum will present special guest Justin Phillip Reed, whose debut poetry collection Indecency was recently released by Coffee House Press. Also reading and performing at this event will be Donte Collins, Antonio Duke, Keno Evol, Douglas Kearney, and Hieu Minh Nguyen. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/30: Leif Pettersen’s Backpacking with Dracula is a quest to explore fact, legend and fiction about Vlad “Tepeş” Dracula. At this event, Leif will appear in conversation with Frank Bures. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/31: In honor of the prompt that sparked Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein, enjoy a reading of winning stories from a ghost story competition. Pillsbury Hall, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 11/1: Come enjoy Mind & Art, a reading and conversation about mental health, combating stigma, and promoting a healthy community for creative people. Poets Caitlin Bailey, April Gibson, Kate Lucas, Matt Rasmussen, and Sagirah Shahid will read, followed by a conversation moderated by Carl Atiya Swanson. Springboard for the Arts, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 11/2: Sharon Whitehill will read from The Umbilical Universe. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 11/3: Come celebrate the launch of The Vast Wonder of the World with debut local author Mélina Mangal. Red Balloon Bookshop, 3 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: Ascent is a literary mag produced by Concordia College, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, you should! Ascent has a long history, and it’s chock full of great fiction, poetry and CNF––you can’t lose.


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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 →