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September 2017

Saturday
23
1:45 PM

LiTFUSE is an annual weekend long poets' workshop held in Tieton, WA each fall. The event combines writing, exploration, improvisation, meditation, camaraderie and natural beauty to ignite your muse! The mission of LiTFUSE is to unite poets from all over the Northwest and beyond, to open us to fresh voices and inspiration, and to deepen community with our fellow poets and artists.

This year, Christopher Howell - author of the poety collection, Love's Last Number - will be presenting. 

Registration required. 

Tieton, WA
Tieton Arts & Humanities
608 Wisconsin Ave
Tieton, WA 98947
United States
Monday
25
6:00 PM

September marks one year since Dave and Amy Freeman left the Boundary Waters and returned to civilization. Join Milkweed Editions and the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters to celebrate this special anniversary and the release of Dave and Amy Freeman’s new book A Year in the Wilderness

Tickets: $15, includes drink ticket.

Minneapolis, MN
Able Seedhouse + Brewery
1121 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
United States
(612) 405-4642
Monday
25
7:00 PM

Join us at The Loft Literary Center for a special evening as Eileen Myles presents their new memoir, Afterglow. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books. Afterglow joins a grand literary tradition of writers paying homage to a beloved dog, but Myles’ entry in the canon subverts both genre and tradition and stands apart as resolutely its own thing. Combining screenplay, monologue, science fiction, and lucid memory, the text is animated with photos, diagrams, drawings, and poems. Afterglow illuminates the surreal and familiar aspects of what it means to dedicate your existence to a dog.

Eileen Myles—who prefers to use a gender-neutral pronoun—is the author...

Regular: $10 | Loft Members: $5

Minneapolis, MN
Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Ave
Open Book, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2575
Tuesday
26
5:00 PM

Join Alex Lemon at Square Books where he will read from his latest book, Feverland: A Memoir in Shards.

Free and open to the public.

Oxford, MS
Square Books
129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
United States
Wednesday
27
6:30 PM

Avid Bookshop presents author Alex Lemon in conversation with Sabrina Orah Mark for Lemon's latest book, Feverland: A Memoir in Shards

Free and open to the public. 

Athens, GA
Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30601
United States
706-352-2060
Thursday
28
6:00 PM

Join three hundred fellow readers and literary enthusiasts in Minneapolis for the Book Lovers Ball, the largest annual fundraiser supporting the work of Milkweed Editions. Enjoy a seated dinner, a live auction, storytelling by featured authors Amy and Dave Freeman, and more!

Minneapolis, MN
Machine Shop
300 2nd Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
612-332-3192
Friday
29
5:00 PM

Join Alex Lemon and Matthew Pitt at The Twig Book Shop. Lemon will read from his latest book, Feverland: A Memoir in Shards. 

Free and open to the public.

San Antonio, TX
The Twig Bookstore
306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
United States
210-826-2611

October 2017

Monday
2
2:30 PM

Join poet Ada Limón as part of Chapman University's Tabula Poetica series. Ada will give a Poetry Talk at 2:30 p.m. in Wilkinson Chapel (Fish Interfaith Center), and she will read from her latest poetry collection, Bright Dead Things, at 7 p.m. in the Center for American War Letters (Leatherby Libraries).

Free and open to staff, faculty, and students.

Orange, CA
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
United States
714-997-6815
Monday
2
5:00 PM

This fundraising event will celebrate the abundance of Anishinaabe Akiing (or Mother Earth) and support Indigenous movements to protect our land, water, wild rice, and traditional lifeways. Beth Dooley, author of In Winter's Kitchen, will share experiences with Minnesota food movements and demo a wild rice recipe in the Sprout kitchen.

At this event, the attendees are welcome to share their own stories of food developments, concerns, and histories unique to the region.

Registration required. Tickets are $10.

Little Falls, MN
Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace
609 13th Avenue Northeast
Door 8
Little Falls, MN 56345
United States
Wednesday
4
7:00 PM

Celebrate the publication of The Interrogation, Michael Bazzett's third collection of poems. Bazzett will be joined by local poets Gretchen Marquette, Chris Santiago, and Anders Carlson-Wee. We'll have an Interrogation Pale Ale on tap plus a *~surprise~* giveaway! As Danez Smith puts it: "You need this book."

Free and open to the public.

Minneapolis, MN
Sisyphus Brewing
712 Ontario Ave W, Ste 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States
Wednesday
4
7:00 PM

Milkweed Books presents Minneapolis-based author and artist Kelsey Oseid and What We See in the Stars (Ten Speed Press), her first book as both author and illustrator. Join us in the bookstore for a launch party and special showing of Kelsey's original artwork. 

Kelsey Oseid is an illustrator, painter, artist, and amateur naturalist who has illustrated a variety of children’s books and runs an online shop where she sells prints and original pieces of her nature-themed work. Her work has been featured on Design*Sponge, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Everglow Handmade, and in magazines like Organic Life, Anthology,...

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave
Open Book, First Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Thursday
5
6:00 PM

Join Fiona Sze-Lorrain as she reads excerpts from Yi Lu’s Sea Summit at the New York University bookstore. She will be joined by authors David Larsen and Anna Moschovakis.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

New York, NY
New York University Bookstore
726 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
United States
212-998-4667
Thursday
5
7:00 PM

Join Fiona Sze-Lorrain as she reads excerpts from Yi Lu’s Sea Summit at Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop. She will be joined by authors David Larsen and Anna Moschovakis.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Brooklyn, NY
Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
41 Front St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
347-687-2375
Thursday
5
7:00 PM

As part of her From Farm to Fork tour of Minnesota, join award-winning cookbook writer Beth Dooley, author of In Winter's Kitchen, for a conversation about the local food scene in Grand Rapids and developments, concerns, and history unique to Minnesota.

Free and open to the public.

Grand Rapids, MN
Grand Rapids Area Library
140 NE 2nd St.
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
United States
218-326-7640
Friday
6
7:00 PM

Robin Wall Kimmerer will give the opening keynote address at the 28th Headwaters Conference at Western State Colorado University.

 

 

Gunnison, CO
Western State Colorado University
600 Adams St.
Gunnison, CO 81231
United States
312-629-5060
Friday
6
9:00 PM

Join us in the bookstore with Sean Gasper Bye, Heather Cleary, Elisabeth Jaquette, Allison Markin Powell, Jeremy Tiang, and Jeffrey Zuckerman of the Cedilla translation collective for drinks, merriment, and door prizes as they speed read from the international treasures in their portfolio. There ain’t no party like a Cedilla party, because a Cedilla party 永遠不會停止 nie przestanie 止まらない wird nicht aufhören. Reading and reception begins following the Friday keynote at the American Literary Translators Association conference.

The most important voices of today transcend cultures and languages. Cedilla & Co. is a collective of literary translators committed to making those voices...

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave
Open Book, First Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Saturday
7
10:00 AM

Join Faith Sullian, author of Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse, at the Deep Valley Book Festival where she will be joined by many other authors. There will books for sale, author panels, readings, activities, music, and food. 

Free and open to the public. 

Mankato, MN
Mankato Event Center
12 Civic Center Plaza Ste. 10
Mankato, MN 56001
United States
Saturday
7
7:00 PM

As part of her From Farm to Fork tour of Minnesota, join award-winning cookbook writer Beth Dooley, author of In Winter's Kitchen, for a conversation about the local food scene in Grand Marais and developments, concerns, and history unique to Minnesota.

Free and open to the public.

Grand Marais, MN
Drury Lane Books
12 E Wisconsin Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
United States
218-387-3370
Sunday
8
10:00 AM

Join us in the bookstore as we celebrate ONE YEAR of Milkweed Books, named BEST BOOKSTORE 2017 by CityPages! Featuring a street sale, book swap, special deals, and sweet treats, with one-day-only extended Sunday hours. It's been a great year, and we can't wait to share the next one with you!

Free and open to the public.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave
Open Book, First Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Sunday
8
2:00 PM

As part of her From Farm to Fork tour of Minnesota, join author, journalist, and local food expert Beth Dooley, author of In Winter's Kitchen, for a conversation about the local food scene in Duluth, MN. Beth with speak alongside Mary Dougherty, a former restaurant owner and the author of the recent memoir/cookbook, "Life in a Northern Town: Cooking, Eating & Other Adventures Along Lake Superior". The audience will hear about Beth’s experiences with Minnesota food movements and will have the opportunity to share their own stories of food developments, concerns, and histories unique to the region.

Free and open to the public.

Duluth, MN
Zenith Bookstore
318 N Central Ave.
Duluth, MN 55807
United States
218-606-1777
Monday
9
7:00 PM

As part of her From Farm to Fork tour of Minnesota, join award-winning cookbook writer Beth Dooley, author of In Winter's Kitchen, for a conversation about the local food scene in St. Cloud and developments, concerns, and history unique to Minnesota.

Free and open to the public.

Collegeville, MN
College of St. Benedict
2850 Abbey Plaza
Collegeville, MN 56321
United States
320-363-5390
Tuesday
10
7:00 PM

Join National Geographic Adventurers of the Year, educators, and authors Amy and Dave Freeman in celebration of their debut book, A Year in the Wilderness, a passionate and beautifully illustrated account of a year in the Boundary Waters. Special guest musician and poet Ben Weaver will perform and join the conversation. Presented by Milkweed and Subtext Books.

Free and open to the public. 

Saint Paul, MN
The University Club of Saint Paul
420 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102
United States
Thursday
12
5:30 PM

Join Milkweed Books and On Being Executive Producer Lily Percy for the Twin Cities launch of Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone—author John Cary’s new book on the dignifying power of design.

JOHN CARY is the author of two books and a trained architect who has devoted his career to expanding the practice of design for the public good. His writing on design, philanthropy, and fatherhood appears in The New York Times and on CNN.com, among many other publications. John works as an advisor to TED, The Aspen Institute, and other foundations and nonprofits around the world. ...

free and open to the public.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave
Open Book, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Friday
13
10:00 AM

Details to come. 

Free and open to the public. 

Falcon Heights, MN
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Falcon Heights, MN 55108
United States
Friday
13
7:30 PM

Litquake returns at last to this beautiful French Gothic-style Episcopal church atop Nob Hill, for a special evening of exalted verse from a sterling lineup of poets. With readings from Jason Bayani, William Brewer–author of I Know Your Kind –Victor Hernández Cruz, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Grace Cathedral Artist in Resident Sarah Kay, San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, and Jen Siraganian. 

Free and open to the public. 

San Francisco, CA
Grace Cathedral
1100 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
Tuesday
17
6:00 PM

Join Alex Lemon at A Room of One's Own where he will read from his latest book, Feverland: A Memoir in Shards.

Free and open to the public.

Madison, WI
A Room of One's Own
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703-2218
United States
608-257-7888
Tuesday
17
7:00 PM

As part of a special touring event, all of the 2017 Minnesota Book Award Winners will gather together at Minnesota State Community and Technical College at the Fergus Falls Campus to read from, discuss, and answer questions on their award-winning books. As a winner of the award for General Nonfiction, Shawn Otto will read from his latest book, The War on Science.

Free and open to the public. 

Fergus Falls, MN
Legacy Hall, Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Fergus Falls Campus
1414 College Way
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
United States
Tuesday
17
7:00 PM

Milkweed Books presents Alison McGhee, Minnesota Book Award winning local author, with a launch event in celebration of her fifth novel, Never Coming Back. McGhee's latest is a moving novel which explores the relationship between a mother and daughter on the brink of reconnection, even as they must both come to terms with the mother’s early-onset Alzheimer’s.

Alison Mcghee is an award-winning novelist, whose previous books for children and adults have been featured by the Today Show, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune....

Tickets: $7 | Buy Tickets

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave. S.
Open Book, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Thursday
19
7:00 PM

Alex Lemon will read from his lastest book, Feverland: A Memoir in Shards, at Unabridged Bookstore in Chicago, IL. 

Free and open to the public. 

Chicago, IL
Unabridged Books, Inc.
3251 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
United States
773-883-9119
Thursday
19
7:00 PM

Join William Brewer, author of I Know Your Kind, in conversation with Jen Julian as part of Allegheny College's Single Voice Reading Series. 

Free and open to the public. 

Meadville, PA
Allegheny College
Tillotson Room
520 N. Main St.
Meadville, PA 16335
United States
Thursday
19
7:30 PM

Milkweed Books is pleased to present Ben Blum, author of Ranger Games, his first book of nonfiction. Join us in the Target Performance Hall as Ben reads from Ranger Games, the story of Ben's young cousin who shocked his family and community by committing armed robbery just before he was set to deploy to Iraq as a U.S. Army Ranger.

Ben Blum was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of California Berkeley, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and an MFA in fiction from New...

Tickets: $7 | Buy Tickets

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave. S.
Open Book, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Friday
20
6:00 PM

Join Alex Lemon at 57th Street Books where he will read from his latest book, Feverland: A Memoir in Shards. 

Free and open to the public.

Chicago, IL
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
773-684-1300
Friday
20
6:00 PM

Join Alex Lemon in conversation with Rebecca Morgan Frank at 57th Street Books. Lemon will read from his latest book, Feverland: A Memoir in Shards.

Free and open to the public. 

Chicago, IL
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Tuesday
24
4:00 PM

Join Christopher Howell, author of Love's Last Number, in conversation with poet Carlos Reyes at Powell's Books in Portland, OR. 

Free and open to the public. 

Portland, OR
Powell's Books on Hawthorne
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214
United States
Wednesday
25
6:00 PM

Since 1992, the Poetry Society of America and New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority have joined forces to present poems in one of the most beloved public art programs in America. To celebrate the new anniversary anthology of 100 poems, many of the featured poets will gather to read their own contributions and favorites by others from The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating 25 Years on Subways and Buses, including Aracelis Girmay, Major Jackson, Ada Limón—author of Bright Dead Things—Jim Moore, Paul Muldoon, Marilyn Nelson, Patrick Phillips, and Katha Pollitt.

Free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

New York, NY
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Bruno Walter Auditorium
111 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10023
United States
Thursday
26
7:00 PM

Join Alex Lemon at PaperCuts J.P. where he will read from his latest book, Feverland: A Memoir in Shards. 

Free and open to the public. 

Boston, MA
Papercuts J.P.
5 Green St.
Boston, MA 02130
United States
617-522-3404
Thursday
26
7:30 PM

Join Ada Limon for a reading at Ramapo College.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Mahwah, NJ
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
United States
201-684-7500

November 2017

Friday
10
3:00 PM

The Writing By Writers Manuscript Boot Camp is for writers who have a full book-length manuscript (novel, memoir, short story or poetry collection) and would like to engage with a small group for serious and productive responses. Faculty for the fall session include Pam Houston, Ada Limón—author of Bright Dead Things—Joshua Mohr, and Lidia Yuknavitch. 

Registration required.

Tahoe City, CA
Granlibakken Tahoe
725 Granlibakken Rd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
United States
Saturday
11
7:00 PM

Join Alex Lemon at Deep Vellum Bookstore where he will read from his latest book, Feverland: A Memoir in Shards. 

Free and open to the public.

Dallas, TX
Deep Vellum Bookstore
3000 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
United States
972-638-7741
Monday
13
6:30 PM

Join Jan Wagner and David Keplinger for a reading of their collaborative work, The Art of Topiary.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED. 

Washington, DC
Goethe-Institut Washington
1990 K St NW
Suite 03
Washington, DC 20006
United States
202-847-4700
Saturday
18
9:00 AM

Join William Brewer at the Miami Street Fair where he will read from his debut collection of poetry, I Know Your Kind. 

Ticketing information TBA. 

Miami, FL
Miami Dade College
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33132
United States

December 2017

Friday
1
10:00 AM

Join Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, at NYBG for a special talk on her current research and insights on the relationship between plants and people. 

Registration required. $25 for members and $29 for non-members.

Bronx, NY
New York Botanical Gardens - Ross Lecture Hall
2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10458
United States