Notable Twin Cities: 2/2–2/8


Sunday 2/2: This month’s installment of the Mill City Reading Series features work from University of Minnesota MFA students Said Shaiye (nonfiction), Liana Roux (poetry), Connor Simons (poetry), and Julian Robles (fiction). Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free.

Monday 2/3: February’s Button Poetry Live show features Pages Matam, author of The Heart of a Comet. Park Square Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $12 in advance/$15 at the door.

Tuesday 2/4: Earthseed Reads Book Club, led by Erin Sharkey and Junauda Petrus of Free Black Dirt, will discuss The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline. Moon Palace Books, 5 p.m., free.

Kathleen West launches her debut novel, Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/5: The Fireside Reading Series presents Staci Lola Drouillard, author of Walking the Old Road: A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand, nominated for a Minnesota Book Award. Hamline Midway Library, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/6: Spout Press presents Carolyn Holbrook, author of Earth Angels, and Juliet Patterson, author of Epilogue. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Saturday 2/8: Boneshaker Science Book Club will discuss Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil. Boneshaker Books, 11 a.m., free.

In Black Ink presents readings by contributors to Towards an African Education: Selected Writings on the Education and Development of Children of African Heritage, an anthology by Twin Cities educators. SubText Books, 1 p.m., free.


And another thing: Finalists for the 2020 Minnesota Book Awards have been announced! Check out the official list here.


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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 →