Notable Twin Cities: 12/2–12/8


Sunday 12/2: Lee Svitak Dean and Rick Nelson will sign copies of their new cookbook The Great Minnesota Cookie Book. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 1 p.m., free.

Monday 12/3: Join Button Poetry Live at Honey MPLS! December’s feature will be Safia Elhillo. Hosted by Sarah Ogutu. Honey, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/4: Join SubText Books in the store for a reading with Will McGrath for Everything Lost Is Found Again. Book signing to follow! SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Celebrate the launch of Wilder by Claire Wahmanholm, winner of the 2018 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry! The evening will feature a reception, a reading from Wilder, and a conversation between Claire and contest judge Rick Barot. Bell Museum, 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday 12/5: The Speculations Reading Series at DreamHaven Books presents a book release event for Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space), a new multi-genre anthology of pirate stories, edited by Catherine Lundoff and published by Queen of Swords Press, featuring special guest and anthology contributor, Michael Merriam. Michael and Catherine will be reading from the anthology and there will be refreshments. DreamHaven Books & Comics, 6:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 12/6: Join SubText Books in the store for a reading with Diane Jarvenpa for her new collection, The Way She Told Her Story, and Lynette Reini-Grandell for Wild Verge. Book signing to follow! SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Join Milkweed Books in the Target Performance Hall for this reading and discussion with Justin Driver, constitutional law scholar and author of The Schoolhouse Gate. Milkweed Books, 6 p.m., free.

Friday 12/7: Join Poetry City and Moon Palace Books as they celebrate the launch of Volume 8 with readings by local authors featured in the issue, plus beer, wine, food, and a stunning array of books available for purchase. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 12/8: Join prolific folklorist Jack Zipes as he signs multiple new books perfect for holiday gifts, including Smack-Bam, or The Art of Governing Men, and Workers’ Tales: Socialist Fairy Tales, Fables, and Allegories from Great Britain. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 2 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: Now Rain Taxi is really offering something for everyone, including comic book enthusiasts! The new online issue features an interview with a graphic novelist and a review of a graphic novel—can’t beat that!


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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 →