Notable Twin Cities: 11/17–11/23
Sunday 11/17: California-based poet Michelle Peñaloza joins local writers, David Mura, torrin a. greathouse, and Michael Lee. Moon Palace Books, 6:30 p.m., free.
Button Poetry presents Porsha Olayiwola, author of i shimmer sometimes, too, with host Sarah Ogutu. Icehouse, 7:30 p.m., $12 in advance/$15 at the door.
Monday 11/18: Hennepin County Library’s Talk of the Stacks presents Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House, in conversation with Curtis Sittenfeld. Minneapolis Central Library, 7 p.m., free.
Tuesday 11/19: University of Minnesota professors Zenzele Isoke, Terrion Williamson, and professor emeritus John S. Wright join writers Dr. Taiyon J. Coleman and Chaun Webster for a tribute to Toni Morrison. Andersen Library, 4 p.m., free.
Wednesday 11/20: Brian Xiong presents A Clan of Our Own: Coming Out Experiences of Gay Hmong Men.. East Side Freedom Library, 7 p.m., free.
John Freeman presents Dictionary of the Undoing, a book of essays, in discussion with local writer-activists. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.
Thursday 11/21: Talking Volumes presents poet Tracy K. Smith, author of Wade in the Water. Fitzgerald Theater, 7 p.m., $30.
Poets Dorothea Lasky and James Lenfestey join entomologist Dr. Elaine Evans, eco-artist Christine Baeumler, and writer and beekeeper Bridget Mendel in conversation. Moon Palace Books, 1:30 p.m., free.
Friday 11/22: Hugo Award-winning author Naomi Kritzer joins Newbery Medalist Kelly Barnhill for readings and conversation. The Loft Literary Center, 7 p.m., $10.
Saturday 11/23: Minnesota native Alex Messenger discusses his debut memoir, The Twenty-Ninth Day. University of Minnesota, Hanson Hall 103, 1 p.m., free.
And another thing: The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is an annual youth writing competition taking place in January. Volunteer judges make a 1–3 hour time commitment and score writing remotely. Apply to be a volunteer judge here.
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