Notable Twin Cities: 1/26–2/1

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Monday 1/27: Danez Smith presents their newest poetry collection, Homie, in conversation with Tish Jones. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 1/28: Literary League book club will discuss the novel Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. Quixotic Coffee, 6:30 p.m., free (reservation required).

The ACLU Minnesota celebrates their 100th birthday and the release of Fight of the Century: Writers Reflect on 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases, edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, with readings from Louise Erdrich, Brenda J Child, T. Mychael Rambo, Kao Kalia Yang, and other local writers. Dakota, 7 p.m., $100 (all proceeds support the ACLU of Minnesota).

Wednesday 1/29: John Coy and Gaylord Schanilec present the picture book My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall’s Story as a part of this year’s Fireside Reading Series. Hamline Midway Library, 7 p.m., free.

Rabbi Michael Lerner presents Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World, in conversation with Judge Bruce Peterson. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 1/30: Rachel Jones will discuss her nonfiction book, Stronger Than Death: How Annalena Tonelli Defied Terror and Tuberculosis in the Horn of Africa. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 2/1: Poets Matty Layne Glasgow, Roy Guzmán, and Debra Marquart will read from their work, followed by a workshop on queering ecopoetics. Moon Palace Books, 4 p.m., free.

Staci Lola Drouillard presents her new book Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe. Birchbark Books, 2 p.m., free.

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And another thing: The Walker Art Center hosts a monthly Free First Saturday at its museum in Lowry Hill. This month features snowshoe tours of the sculpture garden, art-making activities, and a winter film.

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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 →