Notable Twin Cities: 8/18–8/24


Sunday 8/18: Button Poetry presents Michael Lee’s The Only Worlds We Know, with special guests Jeremiah Ellison, Natasha T. Miller, and Mike Bazzett. Icehouse, 7:30 p.m., $12 in advance/$15 at the door.

Tuesday 8/20: Steve Rushin reads from his memoir, Nights in White Castle, reflecting on the author’s coming of age in 1980s Minnesota. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/21: Children’s book authors Meenal Patel and Teresa Peterson discuss their most recent books, the creative process, and the push to diversify children’s literature. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

This month’s Poets & Pints event features poetry and visual art curated by Valerie Borey. Sisyphus Brewing, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/22: TruArtSpeaks presents ReVerb Open Mic, hosted by Fatima Camara. Golden Thyme Cafe, 6 p.m., free.

Saturday 8/24: Join youth writing center 826 MSP for a back-to-school bash featuring local authors, student readings, and activities for the whole family. 826 MSP, 3 p.m., free.


And another thing: The Minnesota State Fair begins Thursday—check out this throwback state fair poetry project before you hit the crop art, giant vegetables, and best people-watching of the year.


Please email any event listings you’d like to see to [email protected].


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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 →