Notable Twin Cities: 12/8–12/14


Sunday 12/8: Alex Messenger presents The Twenty-Ninth Day: Surviving a Grizzly Attack in the Canadian Tundra. Next Chapter Booksellers, 11 a.m., free.

Button Poetry presents Jared Singer’s Forgive Yourself These Tiny Acts of Self-Destruction, hosted by K McClendon. Honey, 7 p.m., $12 in advance/$15 at the door.

Monday 12/9: University of Minnesota Department of English faculty members Peter Campion and Michael Hancher will present their works in progress followed by group discussion. Lind Hall 270A, 3 p.m., free.

Write Night is a monthly opportunity for local writers to share workspace and check in with peers. Boneshaker Books, 6 p.m., free.

Tuesday 12/10: Will McGrath, author of Everything Lost Is Found Again, and Anika Fajardo, author of Magical Realism for Non-Believers, will read from their work. The Irreverent Bookworm, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 12/11: The TC 30+ Queer Book Club will be discussing Alison Bechdel’s Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 12/12: Preeti Kaur Rajpal hosts a Poetry of Witness workshop, studying poems in the tradition of Carolyn Forché. East Side Freedom Library, 6:30 p.m., free.

Friday 12/13: Poets Su Smallen Love and Kris Bigalk will read from their work in Banfill-Locke’s art gallery. Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 12/14: Kate DiCamillo presents her new book, Beverly, Right Here. Next Chapter Booksellers, 11 a.m., free.

The Loft Literary Center presents If: A Very Star Wars Cabaret, featuring Shannon Gibney, Saymoukda Vongsay, and Luis Lopez. The Loft at Open Book, 7 p.m., $10.


And another thing: Check out Trylon Cinema’s winter series You Better Watch Out, a collection of Christmas horror movies, running every weekend through December 29th.


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 →