Notable Twin Cities: 9/22–9/28


Sunday 9/22: The Toni Morrison Book Club discusses her first novel The Bluest Eye. Next Chapter Booksellers, 3 p.m., free.

Kao Kalia Yang presents The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father. Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 6 p.m., $20.

Monday 9/23: Gabby Rivera and Junauda Petrus discuss their debut YA novels Juliet Takes a Breath and The Stars and the Blackness Between Them. Next Chapter Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 9/24: Contributors to Saint Paul Almanac: Resistance and Resilience will read their work. East Side Freedom Library, 7 p.m., free.

Minnesota Book Award winners Chaun Webster, Shannon Gibney, Wing Young Huie, and Cori Doerrfeld will read, hosted by Euan Kerr, as part of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 123rd birthday celebration. The Commodore Bar & Restaurant, 7 p.m., $40.

Wednesday 9/25: Talking Volumes presents Kerri Miller in conversation with Alice Hoffman, author of The World That We Knew. The Fitzgerald Theater, 7 p.m., $30.

Thursday 9/26: Amitav Ghosh presents his folklore adventure novel Gun Island. Grace Trinity Community Church, 7:30 p.m., free.

Friday 9/27: Poets Iris McCloughan, Timothy Otte, Sagirah Shahid, and D. Allen will read from their work. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 9/28: Maggie Ryan Sandford presents Consider the Platypus: Evolution through Biology’s Most Baffling Beasts, an examination of evolution, biology, and genetics. Moon Palace Books, 4 p.m., free.


And another thing: The Twin Cities Arab Film Festival is this weekend—check out the more than thirty films playing at St. Anthony Main Theatre.


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 →