Ross Gay will present The Book of Delights. Gay will be in conversation with Lissa Jones (host of the Black Market Reads podcast and KMOJ’s Urban Agenda), and the event is co-sponsored by The Givens Foundation for African American Literature. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.
Join Rain Taxi in welcoming master poet Claudia Keelan! Keelan will read from her new book We Step into the Sea: New and Selected Poems. A literary scholar and translator as well, Keelan’s other recent work includes Ecstatic Émigré, a book of essays in the Poets on Poetry Series from University of Michigan Press (2018), and Truth of My Songs: Poems of the Trobairitz (Omnidawn, 2015), which collects her translations of works by women troubadours. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.
Saturday 3/9: Red Balloon Bookshop and debut Minnesota author Rebecca K.S. Ansari invite you to celebrate the release of The Missing Piece of Charlie O’Reilly in style at Surly Brewing Company in Minneapolis. Join the author of this haunting new middle grade fantasy for a full-blown launch party complete with a reading, signing, snacks, and drinks. All are welcome at this author event which will be best appreciated by kids and adults ages 8 and up. Surly Brewing Co, 6 p.m., free.
Here’s a thing: Mapping Black Identities is MIAs newest exhibition— it’s powerful and inspiring, and it’ll be on display until next March, so you have plenty of time to check it out.
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