Notable Twin Cities: 7/21–7/27


Sunday 7/21: Jenny Brown presents Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work. Boneshaker Books, 6 p.m., free.

Two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Guante will read from his newest release, The Art of Taking the L. Event proceeds benefit the Sexual Violence Center. Icehouse, 7 p.m., $12 in advance/$15 at the door. 

Monday 7/22: Join Catherine Chung in conversation with Steph Opitz about Chung’s new book The Tenth Muse, which celebrates women’s unsung contributions to the field of mathematics. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 7/23: Jasmine Guillory reads from her new romance The Wedding Party with Amy E. Reichert. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free. 

Wednesday 7/24: The Moth’s July story slam theme is “bold,” featuring five-minute stories about meeting challenges and standing out. Amsterdam Bar and Hall, 7:30 p.m., $15.

Join Public Art St. Paul to celebrate the release of Bee Real Bee Everywhere, documenting a three-year project fusing public art and science. Horton Ave & W. Como Blvd., 6:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 7/25: John Medeiros, Jay Owen Eisenberg, CM Harris, Trina Porte, katie robinson, and Christine Stark will read along with presenters John Medeiros, Andrea Jenkins, and Lisa Marie Brimmer at the Queer Voices Reading. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free. 

Friday 7/26: Screenwriter Rebecca Sonennshine presents her supernatural drama The Keeping Hours. Sateren Auditorium at Augsburg University, 7:15 p.m., free.

Saturday 7/27: Barbara Schlichting reads from her novel The Broken Circle, inspired in part by Minnesota’s Jacob Wetterling mystery. Next Chapter Booksellers, 1 p.m., free.


And another thing: Biking, walking, food, art, community—find out when an Open Streets festival is coming to your neighborhood (and sign up to volunteer)!


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Ellen Fee is a writer, teaching artist, and youthworker focused on creative writing and arts education. Ellen graduated from the University of Minnesota and lives in St. Paul. Her work has appeared in Corbel Stone Press, Apeiron Review, and The Caterpillar, among others. You can follow her @ellenkfee on Twitter and Instagram. More from this author →