Posts by: Tyler Barton

Notable Twin Cities: 3/19–3/25

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Sunday 3/19: Start your week right at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church (right around the corner from Birchbark Books) with debut Anishinaabe novelists Marcie Rendon and Carter Meland. They’ll read from their work, with a reception and signing to follow. 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 3/21: Meet the Minnesota Book Award finalists with a reception hosted at […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 3/12–3/18

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Monday 3/13: At Magers & Quinn, novelist Nickolas Butler reads from his newest work, The Hearts of Men. 7 p.m., free. Over at Subtext books, you can find another perspective on masculinity. Robert Jensen will present The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men. Jensen will read from the book and then sign copies. 7 […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 2/26–3/4

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Sunday 2/26: Writer, teacher, and artist Wendy Brown-Baez will read with special guests at the Banfill Locke Center for the Arts. 2 p.m., free. Monday 2/27: Poet Kao Kaila Yang will feature for the Club Book reading series at Rum River Library in Anoka. 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 2/28: The quickest reading in the city, […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 2/19–2/25

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Sunday 2/19: Co-founder of Milkweed Editions and poet Emilie Buchwald will feature at Literary Witnesses, held in the Plymouth Congregational Church. Buchwald will read from her newest collection of poetry, The Moment’s Only Moment. 12 p.m., free. Tuesday 2/21: Carol Connolly’s series Reading by Writers continues with a tribute to Charles Bukowski. Readers, all Twin […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 2/5–2/11

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Monday 2/5: Button Poetry Live convenes at Camp Bar again for a night of electric spoken word. Hosted by Neil Hilborn featuring poet Omar Holmon, this event includes a free, pre-show workshop next door at Keys Cafe & Bakery at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7:30. Reserve tickets online (free or donation). Tuesday 2/6: Don’t […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 1/29–2/4

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Monday 1/30: Start your week with a little whiskey. Magers & Quinn hosts writer Fred Minnick, author of Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of an American Whiskey. He’ll read from and answer questions about the book. 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 1/31: At Once Upon A Crime, mystery writer Ellen Hart will present, discuss, and […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 1/22–1/28

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Tuesday 1/24: Check out this month’s installment of the Queer Voices Reading Series at Intermedia Arts. Featured readers include Anya Johanna DeNiro, Roy G. Guzmán, Dua Saleh, and Nghiem Tran. 7:30 p.m., free. At Amsterdam Bar and Hall, author Jim Walsh will read from his new book Gold Experience: Following Prince in the ’90s. A […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 1/15–1/22

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Sunday 1/15: Catch journalist Wesley Lowery at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul. Lowry reported from Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, where he was arrested. He’ll be discussing his new book, They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement. 2 p.m., free. Later, in Minneapolis, Writers […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 1/8–1/15

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Sunday 1/8: Get your literary fix with an analytical talk by scholar Dave Page on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story, “A Diamond as Big as the Ritz.” The event takes place at Common Good Books and kicks off [email protected], a series of Sunday showcases focusing on Fitzgerald and his work. 4 p.m., free. Tuesday 1/10: Come celebrate […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 12/18–12/24

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Sunday 12/18: Magers & Quinn Booksellers hosts a series of book signings all afternoon. From 12–1 p.m., catch YA authors John Coy and Pete Hautman, and then from 2–3 p.m., catch nonfiction authors Chris Niskanen and Mark Neuzil. Both events are free. Tuesday 12/20: St. Paul’s first poet laureate, Carol Connolly, hosts her monthly series, […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 12/4–12/10

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Sunday 12/4: The Loft’s Second Story series for YA and middle-grade authors continues with Kelly Barnhill, author of The Mostly True Story of Jack and Abby Cooper, author of Sticks & Stones. Loft Literary Center, 2 p.m., free. Monday 12/5: Head out to Camp Bar Twin Cities for Button Poetry Live, a slam open to […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 11/27–12/3

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Monday 11/28: Head out to Common Good Books to hear two featured poets read their newest work. Emilie Buchwald will read from The Moment’s Only Moment, and Margaret Hasse will read from Between Us. 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 11/29: At Barnes & Noble in St. Paul, Julie Klassen will read and sign copies of her […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 11/20–11/26

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Sunday 11/20: As the protests to protect Native land and water continue up north, Native authors Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker will read and answer questions about their new, critically acclaimed nonfiction book, All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans (Random House). The event is hosted and sponsored by […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 11/13–11/19

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Monday 11/14: Local author Dylan Hicks will read excerpts from his new novel Amateurs (Coffee House Press) and then talk with visual artist Carolyn Swiszcz about art and collaboration in the Twin Cities. Highpoint Center Printmaking, 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 11/15: In memory of the poet and community-builder Tom McGrath, this month’s Carol Connolly reading […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 11/6–11/12

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Sunday 11/6: Cello, poetry, and a Sunday afternoon. If this sounds like you, head over to Quinn Violins for a poetry reading in a music store. Michael Kiesow Moore, Ardie Medina, and Thomas R. Smith will read, accompanied by the music of the Asiginaak Singers and cellist Lars Krogstad Ortiz. 2 p.m., free. Monday 11/7: […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 10/30–11/5

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Sunday 10/30: Start your lit week on Sunday afternoon with the Loft’s reading series for YA and middle-grade authors, Second Story. This month features Brian Bliss, of author No Parking at the End of Times and Marina Budhos, author of the new novel, Watched. Open Book, 2 p.m., free. Monday 10/31: Hand out candy—while listening to a local […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 10/23–10/29

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Monday 10/24: The launch party for Zeke Caligiuri’s This Is Where I Am: A Memoir (University of Minnesota Press) will include a reading, signing, and reception. Caligiuri, currently in prison, wrote his story of growing up in the Twin Cities during the 1990s, when Minneapolis was known as “Murderapolis”. Open Book, 7 p.m., free. The […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 10/16–10/22

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Monday 10/17: At Subtext Books you’ll find the Red Bird Chapbooks Book Launch to celebrate the release of the poetry anthology, A Little Book of Abundance. Its authors belong to a poetry workshop led by Margaret Hasse for more than six years. Several of the contributing authors will be reading, including Don Brunnquell, Anne Curtin, […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 10/9–10/15

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Monday 10/10: Start your week with a compelling conversation between authors Rachel Gold (My Zero Year) and Juliann Rich (Gravity) about the pressures faced by LGBTQ writers and allies. Barnes and Noble, St. Paul, 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 10/11: The University of St. Thomas hosts critically acclaimed debut author Nathan Hill reading and signing copies […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 10/2–10/8

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Sunday 10/2: Join recent Minnesota Book Award winners Charles Baxter, Ray Gonzalez, Marlon James, and Kaethe Schwehn for an exciting mashup of music and literature. Music Meets MN Lit features original songs inspired by the authors’ award-winning books, debuted live by Ipsifendus Collective. The songs will be paired with brief readings from each author, followed […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 9/25–10/1

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Monday 9/26: Shake up the start of your week with a reading by Sarah Jaffe, author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt (Nation Books). Magers & Quinn. 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 9/27: Intermedia Arts kicks off its eleventh season of the Queer Voices reading series, creating safe space for LGBTQIA+ writers and audiences. This month’s […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 9/18–9/24

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Monday 9/19: Start your week with Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James in conversation with editor John Freeman. They’ll discuss the newest Freeman’s anthology, which focuses on the theme of Family. Magers & Quinn, 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 9/20: Readings by Writers, the series hosted by Carol Connolly, has been happening in St. Paul for over […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 9/11–9/17

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Monday 9/12: Common Good Books presents Minnesota fiction writer Nathan Hill. He’ll read from his highly acclaimed debut novel, The Nix (Knopf). 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 9/13: At St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Dr. Zetta Elliott talks about how racism and power affect the publishing industry, as well as how community-based and independent publishing […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 9/4–9/10

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Sunday 9/4: Magers and Quinn hosts poet Holly J. Hughes and memoirist BJ Hollars for a literary reading centered around extinct birds. Seriously. Their work forecasts climate change and its effect on all species. 5 p.m., free. Monday 9/5: Button Poetry Live, a monthly spoken word reading series, features National Underground Poetry Slam Champion, Will […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 8/28–9/3

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Sunday 8/28: Spend your afternoon at the Highland Park Library in St. Paul to hear poetry performances by Marjorie Saiser, James Cihlar, and William Reichard. 1:30 p.m., free. Wednesday 8/31: A collaboration between Dreamhaven Books and Science Fiction Minnesota, the twenty-year-old Speculations Reading Series aims to highlight a new speculative fiction author each month. This […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 8/21–8/27

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Wednesday 8/24: Want to bookend your summer with some craft beer and the science of marketing? Join the authors of The Physics of Brand at Surly Brewing Co for Beer, Books & Brands, a release party presented by Magers and Quinn. Co-authors Aaron Keller, Renee Marino, and Dan Wallace will read, answer questions, and sign […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 8/14–8/20

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Sunday 8/14: Celebrate the release of All We Can Hold (Sage Hill Press), an anthology of poems about motherhood. This evening reading at Magers and Quinn will include short performances by Tyler Davis, Kristin Laurel, Freya Manfred, Eva Olsgard, Margaret Rozga, Paula Schulz, Molly Sutton Kiefer, and Marianne Taylor. 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 8/16: Roberta […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 7/31–8/6

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Sunday 7/31: The 24th annual Diversicon, a multicultural speculative fiction convention, wraps up Sunday with readings by Jessica Amanda Salmonson and Naomi Kritzer. Best Western Plus Bandana Square. 12 p.m., free. Monday 8/1: Wenonah Hauter reads and answers questions about her book, Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment at Magers […]

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Notable Twin Cities: 7/24–7/30

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Tuesday 7/26: Don’t miss 2014 Minnesota Book Award winner, Sean Hill, reading new work at Augsburg College. The reading takes place on campus, in the Foss Center chapel. 7 p.m., free. Wednesday 7/27: Rain Taxi presents Salman Rushdie reading from his newest novel, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights (Random House), at Macalester College. […]

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