Notable Twin Cities: 9/8–9/14


Sunday 9/8: J. M. Lee reads from Flames of the Dark Crystal, the fourth installment of his young-adult fantasy series. Red Balloon Bookshop, 3 p.m., free.

Monday 9/9: Bassey Ipki presents her essay collection I’m Telling the Truth, But I’m Lying in conversation with Ana Marie Cox. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Celebrate the release of Margaret Atwood’s sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments, with refreshments, costumes, and speakers from the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Next Chapter Booksellers, 10:30 p.m. (books released at midnight), free.

Tuesday 9/10: Joshilyn Jackson, Kassandra Montag, Katherine Reay, and Faith Sullivan read from their newest books at Literature Lovers’ Night Out. Trinity Episcopal Church, 7 p.m., $20 (includes book coupon).

Wednesday 9/11: September’s Poets & Pints features Jessica Winnie, Thomas Gorton, Terri Ford, and Esther Marcella. Sisyphus Brewing, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 9/12: Poet Harryette Mullen will read from her work, followed by a conversation with poet and librettist Douglas Kearney. Loft Literary Center, 7 p.m., $10 ($5 for members).

Friday 9/13: Susan Steinberg reads from her debut novel Machine in conversation with Steve Woodward. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 9/14: Poets Steve Healey and Daniel Borzutzky will read at the release party for Healey’s newest collection, Safe Houses I Have Known. Hook & Ladder Theater, 7 p.m., free.


And another thing: The Loft Literary Center’s fall theme is “If”—an examination of speculative fiction, possibility, and beyond. Check out their classes and events.


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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 →