Notable Twin Cities: 3/8–3/14


Sunday 3/8: The Minnesota Historical Society press presents Staring Down the Tiger: Stories of Hmong American Women, with readings from editors and contributors Pa Der Vang, Mai Thao Xiong, Mai Neng Moua, Kao Kalia Yang, Dr. Maykao Hang, Mainhia Moua, and Boonmee Yang. St. Catherine University, 2 p.m., free.

Monday 3/9: Peter Heller presents his newest adventure thriller, The River. Next Chapter Booksellers, 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday 3/10: Books & Bars book club will discuss The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin. Moon Palace Books, 7 p.m., free.

Author and co-host of Pod Save America Dan Pfeiffer will present his new book Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again, with a discussion moderated by Alyssa Mastromonaco. Parkway Theater, 7 p.m., $38 in advance/$43 at the door (includes a copy of the book).

Wednesday 3/11: Cherie Dimaline will discuss her novel The Marrow Thieves, which is this year’s Read Brave Saint Paul selection. Saint Paul College, 12 p.m., free.

Pamela D. Toler presents Women Warriors: An Unexpected History. Minneapolis Central Library, 6 p.m., free.

Thursday 3/12: Mizna presents Poetry + Protest, an evening with poets George Abraham, Tarik Dobbs, Roy G. Guzmán, Marlin M. Jenkins, Maitreyi Ray, and Yara Omer. Fallout Urban Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., free (donations suggested).

Midstream Reading Series presents poets Jim Bohen, Keno Evol, Carolyn Holbrook, and Carol Rucks, hosted by Mimi Jennings. Milkweed Coffee Shop, 7:30 p.m., free.

Saturday 3/14: Truartspeaks presents the semifinal round of Be Heard, a Minnesota youth poetry slam. Twelve teen finalists will compete in front of a live audience. Twin Cities PBS, 7 p.m., $10 ($5 for students).


And another thing: The Minneapolis Institute of Art’s newest exhibit is When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Art & Migration—the title is inspired by Somali British poet Warsan Shire.


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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 →