Notable Twin Cities: 4/14–4/20

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Sunday 4/14: Three friends—Michael Moos, Tim Nolan, and Joyce Sutphen—will be reading new poems and celebrating the release of Moos’s new poetry book The Idea of the Garden. Common Good Books, 3 p.m., free.

Enjoy a discussion of Olives by A. E. Stallings. SubText Books, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 4/15: Kwame Onwuachi will present Notes from a Young Black Chef. North Regional Library, 6:30 p.m., free.

Tuesday 4/16: Maggie Battista will present A New Way to Food, with Melissa Coleman and Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 4/17: Philosopher and critic Mark Kingwell, author of the upcoming release Wish I Were Here: Boredom and the Interface (McGill-Queen’s University Press) examines the pressing issues of screen addiction and the lure of online outrage—raising the possibility that current conditions of life and connection are creating hollowed-out human selves, divorced from their own external world. Walker Art Center, 7 p.m., $15.

Thursday 4/18: Twin Cities Sisters in Crime presents Bookstube with Allen Eskens. Bierstube, 6:30 p.m., free.

Rabeah Ghaffari presents To Keep the Sun Alive, in conversation with Professor Bill Beeman of the University of Minnesota. Rescheduled from January 30! Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 4/19: The Loft Literary Center presents a 2018–2019 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentor Natalie Diaz and fellows Mimi Iimuro Van Ausdall and Jessie Lee-Bauder. The Loft Literary Center, 7 p.m., $10.

Saturday 4/20: Spoken Word Immersion Fellow Reed Bobroff’s project, Spoken Roots, uses poetry as a tool for identity and emotional development for youth in three indigenous communities. He will be joined by local playwright, actor and singer/composer Marisa Carr. The Loft Literary Center, 8 p.m., $10.

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Here’s a thing: Courageous heARTS is a local nonprofit dedicated to helping kids develop courage through creativity, and they offer classes in everything from graphic novel writing to watercolor painting. Check out this summer’s offerings, then get your kid signed up for something cool.

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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 →