Notable Twin Cities: 10/20–10/26


Sunday 10/20: Poetry Happy Hour features Scott Michael Stenwick reading from his mystery novel Ipswich plus a spooky story open mic. Troubadour Wine Bar, 5:30 p.m., free.

Monday 10/21: Clara Parkes presents Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/22: Autumn Brown and Chaun Webster host a discussion celebrating Octavia Butler’s life and work. The Loft Literary Center, 7 p.m., $10.

Rivka Galchen, Edelstein-Keller Visiting Writer at the University of Minnesota, reads from her work. Weisman Art Museum, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/23: Ingrid Rojas Contreras reads from her debut novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree. Wentworth Public Library, 6:30 p.m., free.

J. Ryan Stradal and Gretchen Anthony will discuss Stradal’s latest book, The Lager Queen of Minnesota. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/24: Twin Cities PBS and University of Minnesota Press present The Lost Brothers: A Family’s Decades-Long Search by Jack El-Hai, telling the story of one of the oldest-known missing child investigations. Twin Cities Public Television, 6:30 p.m., free.

Friday 10/25: May Lee-Yang, with guests Haddayr Copley-Woods, Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay, and Rob Callahan, will share stories of monsters, spirits, and the afterlife. Minnesota Museum of American Art, 6 p.m., free.

Saturday 10/26: Minnesota Book Award-winning authors Linda LeGarde Grover, Heid E. Erdrich, Gwen Westerman, and Diane Wilson will discuss their work. George Latimer Central Library, 2 p.m., free.


And another thing: A Twin Cities tradition, the BareBones Puppets Halloween Extravaganza begins this weekend and runs through November 2.


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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 →