Caitlin Bailey is the author of Solve for Desire, winner of the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, selected by Srikanth Reddy.

Chicago, IL – 05/08/2017

Join Beth Dooley, author of In Winter's Kitchen, for a conversation about her book, a demo of dishes featuring Midwestern ingredients, and a book signing.

Minneapolis, MN – 04/29/2017

The McKnight Foundation and the Loft Literary Center present a reading by Kiese Laymon, with Milkweed Books providing book sales. Laymon is the author of essay collection How to Kill Slowly Yourself and Others in America and the novel Long Division. He is currently a Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi.

Minneapolis, MN – 04/28/2017

The Loft presents Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House (Mariner Books, 2015), as she reads from her novel and elaborates on matters of writing process and craft in a lively discussion with Loft students and staff. The Milkweed Books team will providing book sales outside the Performance Hall. Come grab a glass of wine or coffee at Open Book and be a part of the conversation!

New York, NY – 05/11/2017

Celebrate the 14th Anniversary of the PSA Chapbook Fellowship with readings by 2016 Chapbook Fellows William Brewer, Ryan Black, Analicia Sotelo, and Brandon Kreitler alongside this year's poet-judges Rigoberto González, Linda Gregerson, Major Jackson, and Marilyn Nelson.

Fresno, CA – 04/29/2017

LitHop presents "Latino Voices," a reading event featuring Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Yosimar Reyes, Analicia Sotelo, Juan Luis Guzmán. The four distinguished Latino poets will read work that touches upon themes of place and migration, language, sexuality, and the politics of contemporary living.

Chicago, IL – 04/21/2017

Justin Boening, Christopher Kempf, Nathan McClain, and Tommye Blount will read from their poetry collections at Seminary Co-op Bookstore.

A Memoir in Shards
Alex Lemon

Brain surgery; Rilke, Rodin, and the craters of the moon; monkeys stealing an egg outside a temple in Kathmandu; wildfires in southern California; a son born into a shadowy hospital room; love; joy. This is a fragmented exploration of what it means to be a man in twenty-first-century America—and a harrowing, associative memoir about how we live with the beauties and horrors of our pasts.

Amy and Dave Freeman are the authors of A Year in the Wilderness. They have traveled over thirty thousand miles by canoe, kayak, and dogsled through some of the world’s wildest places, from the Amazon to the Arctic, and National Geographic named them Adventurers of the Year in 2014.

Minneapolis, MN – 04/21/2017

The Gymnasium presents a uniquely mismatched evening of ideas with Award-winning writers Beth Dooley and Jessica Nordell.  Each will talk briefly about their passions, then the program will turn to the audience to find similarities and make weird connections. Doors open at 7:00pm for ping-pong, foosball, and libations.


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