Notable Twin Cities: 5/12–5/18


Monday 5/13: Literature Lovers’ Night Out presents author Angie Kim and her novel Miracle Creek. Excelsior Bay Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 5/14: Join Milkweed Books in the Target Performance hall for an evening with the editors of Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose, and Pride, forthcoming from Minnesota Historical Society Press in May 2019. Editors Andrea Jenkins, John Medeiros, and Lisa Marie Brimmer will be joined by several contributors to the book. Milkweed Books, 7 p.m., free.

Join editors Annette Gagliardi and Laura Lanik and contributors for a reading from Upon Waking: 58 Voices Speaking Out from the Shadow of Abuse. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Four fantastic Minnesota authors will converge at Red Balloon for a panel discussion of brand new books that cover everything from deals with the devil to dealing with real life. Join award winners Jacqueline West (Last Things), Pete Hautman (Road Tripped), Kirstin Cronn-Mills (Wreck), and Bryan Bliss (We’ll Fly Away) for an evening of authors, books, treats, and more! Red Balloon Bookshop, 6:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 5/15: S. A. Lelchuk will present Save Me from Dangerous Men. Once Upon a Crime, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 5/16: Norm Mitchell will present The Hidden One. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

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

Saturday 5/18: Join Magers & Quinn at Art-a-Whirl for a panel discussion of local artisans, led by author and television host Eric Gorges as he presents A Craftsman’s Legacy panel discussion. Casket Arts Building, 1 p.m., free.


Here’s a thing: Art-A-Whirl, the largest open-studio tour in the country, is happening in NE Minneapolis from May 17–19! There’s lots of stuff to see and tons of activities to do—check out the schedule and then put it on the calendar, you won’t regret it.


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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 →