Notable Twin Cities: 9/1–9/7


Sunday 9/1: The Minority Memoir Writing Group meets monthly to share, listen, and provide positive and constructive feedback on members’ personal writing. Loft Literary Center, 11 a.m., free. 

Monday 9/2: The Non-Binary Book Club will discuss Life Isn’t Binary by Alex Iantaffi. Open to all identities but centering nonbinary experiences. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/3: William Kent Krueger presents This Tender Land, a historical mystery set in Minnesota. Once Upon a Crime, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 9/4: SubText Books presents Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng as September’s Books & Bars feature. Dual Citizen Brewing Company, 6:30 p.m., free.

Dessa will be signing copies of her newest book, My Own Devices, at six Twin Cities bookstores in one day. From 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/5: University of Minnesota Libraries presents “Stamped & Posted,” a gallery talk celebrating mail art and its role in print culture. Elmer Andersen Library, 5:30 p.m., free (reservations required).

William D. Green presents The Children of Lincoln: White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860–1876. East Side Freedom Library, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 9/6: St. Paul Youth Poet Laureate Chavah Gabrielle presents their debut book Bodies I Am Willing to Worship. Black Dog Cafe, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 9/7: Bao Phi presents his newest picture book My Footprints. Red Balloon Bookshop, 2 p.m., free.


And another thing: Submissions for Saint Paul Almanac’s annual print edition are open. All entries are judged by a panel of community editors reflecting the city’s diverse experiences and heritages.


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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 →