Notable Twin Cities: 10/27–11/2


Sunday 10/27: Author, activist, and youth worker Ryan Berg will read from his new book, No House to Call My Home, in partnership with Wildflyer Coffee, a nonprofit coffee company that creates opportunities for youth experiencing homelessness. All Square, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 10/28: Poets Nick Flynn and Danez Smith will read from their work and discuss Flynn’s new collection I Will Destroy You. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 10/29: The University of Minnesota Department of English and Celtic Studies Fund presents Paul Murray, author of The Mark and the Void. Lind Hall, 7 p.m., free.

Andrea Swensson hosts a panel discussion with musicians from Prince’s early days to celebrate the release of Prince: The Beautiful Ones. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/30: Poets Kenji Liu, Marlin M. Jenkins, Julian Randall, and Sun Yung Shin will read from their work. Open Book, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/31: Patrick Shannon will discuss his book Minnesota’s Headline Murders! 1900–1919. Waldmann Brewery, 6:30 p.m., $5.

Friday 11/1: Courtney Maum, author of Costalegre, and Sally Franson, author of A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out, will discuss their work and sign books. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 11/2: Witness Writers’ November workshop is Who Ever!, a writing workshop focusing on character development. UROC, 9 a.m., free.

Terry Folz, Susan Thurston-Hamerski, George Farrah, Mark Berriman, and Mary Mack will read from their work in Tributary’s Lost Planet Poets show. Selam Coffee, 1 p.m., free.


And another thing: The Minnesota History Center’s newest exhibit examines #MeToo in Minnesota history. Attend the opening night reception with live music and spoken word, or check out the exhibit anytime.


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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 →