Notable Twin Cities: 2/16–2/22

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Sunday 2/16: Button Poetry’s Twin Cities Artist Showcase features Blythe Baird, Guante, Michael Lee, and K McClendon. Icehouse, 7 p.m., $12 in advance/$15 at the door.

Tuesday 2/18: The Readings with Writers series presents Kao Kalia Yang, Catherine Squires, and Shannon Gibney to read from and discuss the anthology What God Is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color. University Club of St. Paul, 7:30 p.m., free.

Wednesday 2/19: Books & Bars book club will discuss The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North. Urban Growler Brewing Company, 6:30 p.m., free.

The Well Read Black Girl Book Club will discuss The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus, with a visit by the author. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Anika Fajardo presents Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family as a part of the Fireside Reading Series. Hamline Midway Library, 7 p.m., free.

Thursday 2/20: Poets Jeff Alessandrelli (Fur Not Light) and Paula Cisewski (The Threatened Everything) will read from their work. Museum exhibits will be open late for guests to explore. Museum of Russian Art, 7 p.m., free.

Friday 2/21: Local writers Kris Bigalk, Heidi Czerwiec, and Sonia Greenfield will read from their work. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Black Table Arts presents A Garden of Black Joy: Global Poetry from the Edges Of Liberation & Living curated by Keno Evol. Loft Literary Center, 7 p.m., $10.

Saturday 2/22: Duck Duck Book Club will be discussing Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston. Duck Duck Coffee, 6 p.m., free.

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And another thing: This month, Minneapolis Institute of Art’s Third Thursday features art-making, poetry, dance, and music celebrating Afrofuturism.

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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 →