Notable Twin Cities: 1/13-1/19

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Sunday 1/13: Jack Zipes will present Smack-Bam, or The Art of Governing Men. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 1/14: The Central Parent Advisory Committee welcomes Michael Kleber-Diggs. Kleber-Diggs will read from and discuss his heartfelt poetry and essays. His writing has appeared in many literary journals, the Star Tribune, and numerous anthologies. Central High School, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/15: Join Magers & Quinn Booksellers for an evening with poets Pat Barone (Your Funny, Funny Face) and Diane Jarvenpa (The Way She Told Her Story). Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/16: David Housewright will read and sign his newest book, First, Kill the Lawyers. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/17: Brian DeVore will present Wildly Successful Farming: Sustainability and the New Agricultural Land Ethic, which tells the stories of farmers across the Midwest who are balancing profitability and food production with environmental sustainability and a passion for all things wild. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 1/19: After ten years and twenty-five plays, the Workhaus Collective ended its run in 2016 with Carson Kreitzer’s sold-out production of Lasso of Truth. Join them as they celebrate that legacy and share a new twelve-play anthology (co-published by Spout Press) from the collective. In addition to the plays, the book contains essays from each writer with advice, reflection, and ideas about writer-driven, collective theater. Playwrights’ Center, 7 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 →