Notable Twin Cities: 1/5–1/11


Sunday 1/5: Katha Dance Theatre presents Shaamya—Of Equality, a new dance work based on the poetry of Kazi Nazrul Islam. The Southern Theater, 2 p.m., $10.

Monday 1/6: Button Poetry Live presents Michael Lee. Park Square Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $12 in advance/$15 at the door.

Tuesday 1/7: Chris McCormick will read from his debut novel, The Gimmicks, a story of immigration following the Armenian Genocide. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Earthseed Reads, an afro-futurism book club, will discuss My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due. Moon Palace Books, 5 p.m., free.

Wednesday 1/8: Books & Bars book club will discuss Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future by Mary Robinson. Urban Growler Brewing Company, 6:30 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/9: Cynthia Anderson presents her book Home Now: How 6000 Refugees Transformed an American Town, exploring Somali immigration stories in Lewiston, Maine. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 1/10: Jess Lourey presents Unspeakable Things. Once Upon a Crime, 7 p.m. free.

Saturday 1/11: This month’s Science Book Club pick is Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush. Boneshaker Books, 11 a.m., free.

Outpost: Words + Music features work by Kao Kalia Yang, Rosetta Peters, and David Perry. The Hook & Ladder, 8 p.m., $20.


And another thing: Wondering if any of 2019’s great reads slipped by you? Check out the past year’s favorites from the staff of Minneapolis-based Milkweed Books!


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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 →