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March 2017

Wednesday
29
2:30 PM

As a part of the Oxford Conference of the Book, moderator Ann Fisher-Wirth will talk with Aimee Nezhukumatathil and J. Drew Lanham in “Conservation Conversations: Creativity in Nature Writing.”
 

Free and open to the public.

Oxford, MS
University of Mississippi
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics
555 Grove Loop
Oxford, MS 38655
United States
Wednesday
29
7:30 PM

Wayne Miller will read poetry from his latest collection, Post-, as a part of the Speakeasy Reading Series at Virginia Tech.

Free and open to the public.

Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech
Newman Library Multipurpose Room
560 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
United States
Thursday
30
6:30 PM

Faith Sullivan will read from her latest book, Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse, and hold a Q&A at Willmar Public Library. Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse is the novel selected for Willmar’s first ever Community Read, which offers the community an opportunity to read, think, talk, listen and grow together. Because of limited seating it will be necessary to have a ticket for the event. Tickets are free and may be picked up at the Willmar Library.

Registration required.

Willmar, MN
Willmar Public Library
410 Street SW
Willmar, MN 56201
United States
320-235-3162
Thursday
30
7:00 PM

Rebecca Dunham will read from her latest poetry collection, Cold Pastoral, at Mystery To Me bookstore. 

Free and open to the public.

Madison, WI
Mystery To Me
1863 Monroe Street
Madison, WI 53711
United States

April 2017

Monday
3
7:30 PM

As a part of the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, Ada Limón will read poetry alongside Gregory Pardlo. The reading is followed by an on-stage interview and a book sale and signing.

 

General admission: $5

Houston, TX
Inprint Houston
Alley Theatre
615 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
United States
Tuesday
4
7:00 PM

Kathy Fagan and Christopher Kempf will read their work as a part of Brews and Prose, a unique literary experience where audiences can drink local microbrews while listening to authors read. When you buy a book, you'll receive a free beer.

Free and open to the public.

Cleveland, OH
Market Garden Brewery
Ohio City Room
1947 W 25th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
United States
(216) 621-4000
Thursday
6
7:00 AM

Elk River Arts & Lectures presents a reading with conservation ornithologist and author J. Drew Lanham.

Free and open to the public.

Livingston, MT
Elk River Books
120 N Main St.
Livingston, MT 59047
United States
Thursday
6
12:00 PM

Chris Santiago will give the keynote speech for the annual Normandale Writing Festival. A short Q&A will follow, and Santiago will be available to sign books and visit with attendees.

Free and open to the public.

Bloomington, MN
Garden Room, Kopp Student Center
Normandale Community College
9700 France Avenue
Bloomington, MN 55431
United States
Thursday
6
7:30 PM

Ada Limón will read poetry from her collection Bright Dead Things at Colorado State University. 

Free and open to the public.

Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University
Cherokee Park Ballroom, Lory Student Center
1101 Center Avenue Mall
Fort Collins, CO 80523
United States
Friday
7
7:00 PM

Robin Wall Kimmerer connects with Anthropocene Awareness Association (AAA), a sometimes club, sometimes support group, to discuss issues related to the core ideas of the Northern Spark festival's year-long theme, Climate Chaos, Climate Rising. Northern Spark is a free, annual, dusk-to-dawn, multidisciplinary arts festival, and this year's events will explore the interconnected, evolving, long-term consequences from climate change, giving local and national artists’ a platform to help turn a sense of overwhelmment into concrete actions anchored in a realistic and hopeful map for the future. 

 

Free. Registration required.

Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Ralph Rapson Hall
89 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Saturday
8
12:00 PM

Join Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, for a short program and book signing at Milkweed Books.

Free and open to the public. Registration recommended.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 South Washington Ave
Open Book, First Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Saturday
8
7:00 PM

As a part of the Poets and Print reading series, Kathy Fagan and Christopher Kempf will read from their latest work at Kalamazoo Book Arts Center.

Free and open to the public.

Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
Park Trades Center, Suite 103A
26 W. Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
United States
269-373-4938
Monday
10
7:00 PM

In a talk on "Writing Poetry as Witness" at the Arts + Literature Laboratory for their Craft Talk Series, award-winning poet Rebecca Dunham, author of Cold Pastoral, will discuss models of documentary work being done by poets today, the way in which this sort of work might influence a poet’s creative process, and share ideas for how any writer might incorporate some of these techniques into their own writing.

Suggested donation of $3-5.

Madison, WI
Arts + Literature Laboratory
2021 Winnebago Street
Madison, WI 53704
United States
Tuesday
11
7:00 PM

Kathy Fagan, Maggie Smith, and Matthew Thorburn will read poetry from their recent collections at Literati Bookstore.

Free and open to the public.

Ann Arbor, MI
Literati Bookstore
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
United States
Wednesday
12
6:30 PM

Join Wayne Miller for a Q&A and reception celebrating his 2017 UNT Rilke Prize for Post-. The $10,000 prize recognizes a book written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision.

Free and open to the public.

Denton, TX
University of North Texas
UNT on the Square
109 N. Elm St.
Denton, TX 76201
United States
Thursday
13
5:00 PM

Portuguese poet Rosa Alice Branco and her translator, Alexis Levitin, will appear together at the Poetry Center at Smith College.

Northampton, MA
The Poetry Center at Smith College
Wright Hall 102
Northampton, MA 01063
United States
413-585-4891
Thursday
13
5:30 PM

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Milkweed Editions at Open Book! Join us for an evening honoring poets, their vital place in our culture, and their unique capacity to imagine, enliven, connect, and delight. At 5:30 p.m., join poet and poetry fans for a party in the Milkweed Editions office suite featuring poetry-themed drinks and hors d'oeuvres. (Ticketed reception: $25 General admission  |  $10 Student Ticket  |  FREE for Poets.)  At 7:30 p.m., the party continues with a free reading in the Target Performance Hall featuring the finalists for this year's $10,000 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry—the largest regional poetry prize.

Ticketed reception. Reading is free and open to the public.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Editions
1011 Washington Avenue South
Open Book, Milkweed Offices + Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-332-3192
Thursday
13
8:00 PM

Wayne Miller will read from and sign his latest collection, Post-, the recipient of the 2017 UNT Rilke Prize. The $10,000 prize recognizes a book written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision.

Free and open to the public. 

Denton, TX
University of North Texas
UNT Business Leadership Building, Room 180
1307 W. Highland
Denton, TX 76201
United States
Saturday
15
6:30 PM

Join Michael Bazzett in celebrating the release of his new work, Our Lands Are Not So Different (Horsethief Books). Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with food, drinks, and friends, and Bazzett will read from his collection at 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Minneapolis, MN
Sisyphus Brewing
712 Ontario Avenue W.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States
Monday
17
7:00 PM

Kathy Fagan and Allison Davis will read poetry from their latest collections at Bossy Grrl's Pin-Up Joint.

Free and open to the public.

Columbus, OH
Bossy Grrl's Pin-Up Joint
2598 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43202
United States
614-725-5402
Wednesday
19
12:30 PM

Rosa Alice Branco and Alexis Levitin, who translated Branco's Cattle of the Lord from Portuguese, will hold a conversation and reading at UMass Lowell in partnership with Boston University's Lusophone Voices reading series. 

Free and open to the public.

Lowell, MA
University of Massachusetts Lowell
South Campus, O’Leary Library, Room 478
61 Wilder Street
Lowell, MA 01854
United States
Wednesday
19
6:00 PM

Rosa Alice Branco and Alexis Levitin, who translated Branco's Cattle of the Lord from Portuguese, will hold a conversation and reading as a part of the Lusophone Voices reading series at Boston University. 

Free and open to the public.

Boston, MA
Boston University
Pardee School of Global Studies
121 Bay State Road (1st floor)
Boston, MA 02215
United States
Thursday
20
4:45 PM

Portuguese poet Rosa Alice Branco and Alexis Levitin, her English translator, will give a bilingual reading of Cattle of the Lord at Bard College.

Free and open to the public.

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Bard College
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
30 Campus Rd
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
United States
845-758-7171
Thursday
20
7:00 PM

Ada Limón will from her latest collection of poems, Bright Dead Things, as a part of the Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series.

Free and open to the public.

Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University
Buttrick Hall, Room 102
2400 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37212
United States
615-322-6527
Friday
21
4:15 PM

Portuguese poet Rosa Alice Branco and Alexis Levitin, her English translator, will give a bilingual reading of Cattle of the Lord at the New York State Writers Institute. 

Free and open to the public.

Albany, NY
University at Albany - SUNY
Standish Room, Science Library
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
United States
(518) 442-5620
Saturday
22
1:00 PM

Minnesota Cooks! author panel discussion. Join moderator Beth Dooley, Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook and In Winter's Kitchen, as she leads a panel of cookbook authors to discuss cooking with fresh, locally-sourced food. You'll hear from experts Tricia Cornell, Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook, Beatrice Ojakangas, Homemade, and Teresa Marrone, Dishing Up Minnesota. 

Free and open to the public.

Edina, MN
Barnes and Noble
Galleria
3230 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
United States
952-920-2124
Sunday
23
2:00 PM

Kathy Fagan will read from her fifth book of poetry, Sycamore, as a part of the Vachel Lindsay Association's Poets in the Parlor reading series.

Free and open to the public.

Springfield, IL
Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site
603 S 5th St.
Springfield, IL 62703
United States
Tuesday
25
7:00 PM

Enjoy an evening with Faith Sullivan as she discusses her novel Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse, which is set in the fictional town of Harvester, MN. Bring your book to be autographed. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission: $30

Minneapolis, MN
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
2914 W. 44th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
United States
612-922-0041
Wednesday
26
7:00 PM

The Loft presents Lesley Nneka Arimah, author of the new collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.

 

Lesley Arimah describes her collection as “a book that interrogates the Nigerian experience, exploring the past, present and future.” What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky joins a proud Riverhead Books publishing tradition of bringing attention to voices from around the world. Whimsically beautiful and delightfully strange, Arimah’s inventive and sharply observed stories have amassed a devoted following of readers. It is a great pleasure to introduce you to this singular and exuberant voice in Arimah’s dazzling debut collection.

 

Advanced tickets guarantee a general admission seat and help cover the Loft's costs to host the event. Pay-what-you-can tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the event on a first-come, first-served basis. No one turned away for lack of funds. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. Seating is general admission (not assigned).

Regular Admission: $10
Loft Member Admission: $5

Minneapolis, MN
Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Ave. S.
Open Book, Second Floor - Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2575
Thursday
27
7:00 PM

Join Faith Sullivan for a reading and discussion of Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse, the final event of the 2017 One Book Cambridge Community-Wide Reading Program. Cake and refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public.

Cambridge, MN
Isanti County Historical Society
33525 Flanders St. NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
United States

May 2017

Tuesday
2
7:00 PM

Faith Sullivan will read from her book What a Woman Must Do at Dragonfly Books.

Free and open to the public.

Decorah, IA
Dragonfly Books
112 W Water St.
Decorah, IA 52101
United States
Saturday
6
7:45 PM

J. Drew Lanham gives a keynote address at the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, entitled "Connections - Birds are the living needles that can stitch." This presentation will link birds, humans, and landscapes together in an effort to make bird conservation a priority for broader audiences that will define a new demographic going into the future.

Registration required. Admission: $10

Homer, AK
Homer High School
Mariner Theatre
600 E. Fairview Ave.
Homer, AK 99603
United States
907-226-4631
Sunday
7
11:00 AM

J. Drew Lanham gives a keynote talk at the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival based on his book, The Home Place, exploring what it means to be a black naturalist in modern America.

Registration required. Admission: $10

Homer, AK
Islands & Ocean Visitor Center
95 Sterling Hwy, Ste 1
Homer, AK 99603
United States
907-226-4631
Sunday
7
2:00 PM

Kathy Fagan will read from her latest collection, Sycamore, alongside Danielle Hanson and Jennifer Jackson Berry as a part of the SAFTA Reading Series.

Free and open to the public.

Knoxville, TN
Bar Marley
760 Stone St.
Knoxville, TN 37901
United States
Wednesday
10
8:00 AM

See Change brings together leading visionaries from diverse disciplines to share their insights on inspiring and navigating changes in the field of visual communication. Speakers include Jocelyn K. Glei (author, Unsubscribe), Mary Jo Hoffman (photographer, STILL), Seth Johnson (design advocate & head of client experience, IBM), Tim Scanlan (VP of Sports Broadcast, Octagon), Daniel Slager (publisher & CEO, Milkweed Editions), and Tommy Sunders (designer, PixelFarm VR Lab). seechangeconference.org.

Tickets required (special student and member prices available).

Minneapolis, MN
Coffman Memorial Union Theater
University of Minnesota
300 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Wednesday
17
7:00 PM

Dalia Rosenfeld will appear in conversation with Rebecca Makkai about Rosenfeld's new book, The Worlds We Think We Know. A book signing and Q&A will follow the program. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public.

Chicago, IL
Unabridged Bookstore
3251 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
United States

June 2017

Saturday
3
9:00 AM

The 4th annual Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference is a week-long writers’ conference, based on the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model, that’s designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world. The conference is co-sponsored by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Orion Magazine, and Middlebury College’s Environmental Studies Program. Faculty will include acclaimed nature and environmental writers Megan Mayhew Bergman, Camille T. Dungy, John Elder, Ross Gay, Ted Genoways, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Joe Wilkins. In addition to their literary accomplishments, each faculty member has been specifically chosen for their skill at guiding developing writers.

Application and registration required.

Middlebury, VT
Bread Loaf Campus
4265 Ripton 125
Middlebury, VT 05753
United States