Notable Twin Cities: 10/6–10/12

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Sunday 10/6: Literary Lights presents Peace & Love: 50 Years After Woodstock with poets Deborah Keenan, Tim Nolan, Ethna McKieran, Mike Finley, and Sherrie Fernandez-Williams. Next Chapter Booksellers, 2 p.m., free (donations accepted).

Monday 10/7: Button Poetry’s October show features Kevin Kantor and an open slam. Park Square Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $12 in advance/$15 at the door.

Tuesday 10/8: Books & Bars MPLS will discuss Joe Hill’s dark fantasy series Locke & Key Volumes 1 and 2. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 10/9: Coffee House Press hosts its fall happy hour, with broadsides for sale and all drink proceeds benefiting the nonprofit publisher. Indeed Brewing, 3–11 p.m., free.

Margaret Renkl presents Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 10/10: Poet and Minnesota Book Award winner Michael Dennis Browne will read from his work. Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery, 7 p.m., free (donations accepted).

Friday 10/11: The East Side Freedom Library will host a walking tour of St. Paul’s Swede Hollow neighborhood and its immigrant histories followed by author Ola Larsmo reading from her novel, Swede Hollow. East Side Freedom Library, 4:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 10/12: Victoria Law will discuss her book Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities. Boneshaker Books, 1:30 p.m, free.

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And another thing: The Twin Cities Book Festival is this weekend—check out the opening night party on Friday and the full festival of authors and exhibitors all day Saturday.

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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 →