Notable Twin Cities: 4/7–4/13

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Monday 4/8: Mizna teams up with Poetry Asylum and Moon Palace Books to present a reading from Dubai-based poet Zeina Hashem Beck (Louder Than Hearts). Zeina will be accompanied by an exciting lineup of local artists including acclaimed poet and playwright Ifrah Mansour, award-winning playwright Willie Nour, poet, rapper, and comedian Nader Helmy, and film curator and poet Valérie Déus. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Bob Quinn and Liz Carlisle will discuss Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/9: Magers + Fig is a bimonthly book club for engaging conversation on climate change and the role food plays in our environment. This event will feature a discussion of Drawdown by Paul Hawken. Books are available for purchase at Magers & Quinn. All participants will receive 10% off their food and drink during club meetings. Fig + Farro, 5:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/10: Join Claudia Rankine as she reads and reflects on her recently published play, The White Card. Walker Art Center, 7 p.m., $25.

Join SubText Books in the store for an event with Maryse Meijer! Meijer will read from her new book, Rag, a disquieting story collection that traces the destructive consequences of the desire for connection. Book signing to follow. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/11: Cary Waterman (Threshold) and Philip Bryant (The Promised Land) will read from their work. Common Good Books, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/12: Minnesota author Kelsey Sutton returns to Red Balloon Bookshop with her new young adult novel, Smoke and Key. Red Balloon Bookshop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 4/13: A conversation and Q&A with author, speaker and lifestyle expert Jasmine Stringer, presenting Seize Your Life: How to Carpe Diem Every Day. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Edina Art Center, 10 a.m., free.

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Here’s a thing: Looking for a good read? Check out the titles from the Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute’s Young Author’s Book Project! These anthologies feature themed original work produced by students, with help from teachers, volunteers, and staff. It’s good stuff!

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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 →