Notable Twin Cities: 4/21-4/27


Tuesday 4/23: Magers + Fig is a bi-monthly book club for engaging conversation on climate change and the role food plays in our environment. This week’s meeting will include a discussion of The Omivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. 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 4/24: Join Milkweed Editions for an evening honoring the vitality of the poetry community and three poets published in 2019 by the press: Lee Ann Roripaugh, Alex Lemon, and Su Hwang. Come for the poetry-themed drinks, stay for the actual poetry! Milkweed Editions, 6 p.m., $10 suggested donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).

The Birchbark Books Reading Series continues with the April installment. Readers will include Leroy N. Sorenson, Rosemary Davis, Carla Hagen, and Kate Lynn Hibbard. Curated by Ardie Medina and Michael Kiesow Moore. Bockley Gallery, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 4/25: Join the East Side Freedom Library for a reading featuring the writers collected in the publication Fierce Lament, edited by Camille Gage from Red Bird Chapbooks. Readers will include Lisa Marie Brimmer, Tami Mohamed Brown, Pam Costain, Michael Kleber-Diggs, and Camille J. Gage. East Side Freedom Library, 7 p.m., free.

Join SubText Books in the store for a reading with Jill Kalz for her collection of short stories, The Winter Bees. Book signing to follow! SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 4/27: Come to Moon Palace Books for a celebration of poets and poetry, words, independent bookstores and the radiant literary community we have here in the Twin Cities. The reading will feature dozens of poets, and will happen in three sections with short intermissions in between so you can get yummy food, delicious drinks, or grab that book that’s been in the corner of your eye since you got to Moon Palace. Hosted by Chavonn Williams Shen and Anthony Ceballos. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: Saturday is Independent Bookstore Day, a one-day party that takes place across the nation in celebration of indie bookstores! Mark your calendar, then get out there and join the fun!


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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 →