Notable Twin Cities: 1/27–2/2


Sunday 1/27: A new year of Literary Lights begins with a reading on the topic of renewal, featuring writers Ka Vang, David Bayliss, Annette Schiebout, A. Rafael Johnson, and Jennifer Hernandez with host Donna Isaac. Blue Harbor Center for the Arts, 2 p.m., donations appreciated.

Monday 1/28: Dani Shapiro will launch Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love, in conversation with Nora McInerny. ModernWell, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/29: Talk of the Stacks presents an evening with Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Minneapolis Central Library, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/30: Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann will read from and sign The Girls Are Gone. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/31: Patricia Cumbie (The Shape of a Hundred Hips) and Gary Eldon Peter(Oranges) read from their work. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/1: Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann discuss The Girls Are Gone, the true story of two sisters who went missing, the father who kept searching, and the adults who conspired to keep the truth hidden. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 2/2: Brian Freeman will be at Once Upon A Crime to sign his newest novel The Crooked Street. Once Upon a Crime, 12 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: It’s still more than a month out but space is limited at the 2019 Minnesota Writing Workshop, so check it out and get your tickets now! They’ve got a whole day of great programming planned, and there will be agents and editors you can talk to about your manuscript.


Please email any event listings you’d like to see to [email protected].


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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 →