Notable Twin Cities: 1/20-1/26

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Sunday 1/20: Eight Twin Cities writers will read poetry, memoir, and fiction in the When Writing Meets Art literary series. In addition to Nora Dittberner-Jax and Elissa Cottle, the reading will feature the work of Denise Alden, Lizzie Harris, Reeve Lasky, Mike McMahon, Christine Poch-Martinez and Nicole Schumacher. The Zephyr Theatre, 2 p.m., free (donations appreciated).

Blythe Baird celebrates the release of her debut collection, If My Body Could Speak. Baird will perform and bring her book to life, alongside Fatima Camara and Nick Jordan. Ice House, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/23: Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss will be in the bookstore to read from their novel Operation Clusterpuck. Boneshaker Books, 6:30 p.m., free.

Sarah Stonich will present Laurentian Divide at this Fireside Reading Series event. Hamline Midway Library, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/24: Rain Taxi is pleased to celebrate the release of Tessa Hadley’s new novel, Late in the Day (Harper), with a special reading by the author. Refreshments to follow! Join us for a winter celebration of literature with a renowned guest all the way from England! Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/25: Zach Vertin will present A Rope from the Sky, in conversation with Mary Curtin of the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 1/26: True Crime Author Panel—authors featured are Christine Husom, Judy Kerr, Michael Allan Mallory, and Frank Weber. Delano Public Library, 10:30 a.m., free.

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Here’s a thing: Why not make winter a little more enjoyable with a writing class (or any other class) hosted by Minneapolis Community Education? They offer a host of great writing classes that are sure to get your creative juices flowing, and registration is open now.

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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 →