Notable Twin Cities: 2/9–2/15


Sunday 2/9: Donna Isaac hosts a Literary Lights reading featuring local writers Hawona Sullivan-Janzen, Brenda Brown Bell, James Bernard Short, A. Rafael Johnson, Mary Moore Easter, and Clarence White. Next Chapter Booksellers, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 2/10: Poet Sean Hill opens the Literary Witnesses’s 2020 season with Erin Lynn Marsh, Preeti Kaur Rajpal, Naomi Cohn, and Julian Randall. Plymouth Congregational Church, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 2/11: Books & Bars book club will discuss The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/12: Poet Laurie Allmann will read from her book, An Hour from Now, as a part of the Fireside Reading Series. Hamline Midway Library, 7 p.m., free.

Leslie Morgan presents her memoir The Naked Truth. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/13: Marlin M. Jenkins celebrates the release of his debut chapbook, Capable Monsters, with readings from poets Thea Rowe, Annie Liu, and torrin a. greathouse, and a conversation with poet Danez Smith. Milkweed Books, 7 p.m., free.

Cracked Walnut presents an evening of breakup poems, featuring local poets Joseph Michael Davis, Jessica Winnie, Eric Tu, Brett Elizabeth Jenkins, Tony Plocido, and Jessi Marie. Honey, 7 p.m., free (donations accepted).

Saturday 2/15: Saint Paul Public Library’s Read Brave book club will discuss The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline. Sun Ray Branch Library, 10 a.m., free.


And another thing: Rain Taxi review of books publishes essays, interviews, and reviews by writers in all stages of their careers. Submit for the March print issue here.


Please email any event listings you’d like to see to [email protected].


Notable Twin Cities logo designed by Tyler Barton.

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 →