Notable Twin Cities: 8/25–8/31


Sunday 8/25: Poets Lisa Higgs, John McCarthy, and Tracy Zeman will read from their recent collections. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 8/26: Editors Greg Watson and Richard Broderick will host a reading of their recent book, The Road by Heart: Poems of Fatherhood. The Irreverent Bookworm, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 8/27: Poet Sharon Chmielarz presents The J Horoscope, poems reimagining stories in Genesis. Next Chapter Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 8/28: Julie Zhou will read from her book Generics, five stories exploring the edges of female identity. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 8/29: Deborah Baker and Jim Lane present Baker’s book The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

TruArtSpeaks hosts ReVerb, a free, all-ages open mic. Golden Thyme, 6 p.m., free.

Friday 8/30: Uproar Performing Arts presents Mother Goose’s Bedtime Stories, featuring music, comedy, dance, and poetry from Ifrah Mansour, Ellis Pérez, and Ma Ra. Cedar Cultural Center, 8 p.m., sliding scale $10–35.


And another thing: The Loft Literary Center’s Loft Book Club will read and discuss White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. And, get a 20% discount on your copy at Milkweed Books when you mention the Loft Book Club!


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 →