Notable Twin Cities: 3/10-3/16


Sunday 3/10: Come enjoy a discussion of Shake Loose My Skin: New and Selected Poems by Sonia Sanchez. SubText Books, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 3/11: Alex Kotlowitz will present his newest book, An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago. Wentworth Library, 6:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/12: Enjoy a discussion of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Adam Makos will present his latest book, Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II, at this Talk of the Stacks event. Minneapolis Central Library, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 3/13: Martin Case will present The Relentless Business of Treaties: How Indigenous Land Became U.S. Property at this Fireside Reading Series event. Hamline Midway Library, 7 p.m., free.

Adrienne Novy, Valin Paige, and E.J. Schoenborn will read from their poetry. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/14: The Creative Writing Program presents its annual reading with debut authors! Hear writers Maureen Aitken, Caitlin Bailey, and Donte Collins read from and discuss their first books. In addition, Connor McNamara Stratton will read from the late Michelle McNamara’s true crime bestseller I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, the 2018 debut by the Creative Writing Program alum. Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, 7 p.m., free.

Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello will read from Modern Bonds: Redefining Community in Early Twentieth Century St. Paul. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 3/15: Enjoy a poetry workshop with Layli Long Soldier. Emy Frentz Gallery, 10 a.m., free.

The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library and the University of Minnesota Libraries will host an evening event at which the public will get a chance to meet finalists from each of the nine categories of the Minnesota Book Awards. Elmer L. Andersen Library, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 3/16: Join authors Laura Purdie Salas (Snowman – Cold = Puddle: Spring Equations), Tracy Nelson Maurer (John Deere, That’s Who!), Megan Maynor (The Sandcastle that Lola Built), and Lindsey McDivitt (Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story) for an interactive story time, sing-along, and book signing. SubText Books, 10:30 a.m., free.

Join Gabrielle Bell (Everything Is Flammable, Cecil & Jordan in NY) of Uncivilized & ODOD Books and M.S. Harkness (Tinderella) for a special reading of new and old comics and graphic novels followed by a book signing and general schmoozing. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: Hennepin County libraries are great for a lot of reasons, but did you know they offer a whole host of creative workshops and classes? It’s true! And there’s a lot of good stuff coming up, so check out the schedule and get signed up.


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 →