Notable Twin Cities: 3/3–3/9

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Sunday 3/3: Get ready to monkey around with local author/illustrator Michael Hall (Little i, Red) and his new book, Monkey Time! Red Balloon Bookshop, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 3/4: The (Not So) Young Adults Book Club is for adults who love to read young adult books. March’s book is People Like Us by Dana Mele. Red Balloon Bookshop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/5: Come enjoy a discussion of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Urban Growler Brewing Co, 6:30 p.m., free.

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.

Wednesday 3/6: KateLynn Hibbard will read from her poetry collection Simples. Book signing to follow! SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/7: Join Ben Weaver in the bookstore to celebrate the letterpress release of his epic-manifesto poem Ragged Ass Joy. SubText Books, 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.

Laura Childs will present Broken Bone China. Once Upon a Crime , 12 p.m., free.

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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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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 →