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August 2017

Saturday
26
1:30 PM

Each year, The Beargrass Writing Retreat gathers some of the West's most celebrated and promising writers at the E Bar L Ranch for four days of reading, workshops, craft talks, and generative writing opporunties. This year, Chris Dombrowski will be in attendance, sharing his experiences as a writer.  

Registration required. 

Greenough, MT
E Bar L Ranch
8470 Sunset Hill Rd.
Greenough, MT 59823
United States

September 2017

Friday
1
7:00 PM

As part of the second annual Lit Crawl Denver, join more than 30 Denver-area writers—including Wayne Miller, author of Post-—for a wild night of literary debauchery during Tennyson Street’s First Friday.

Free and open to the public.

Denver, CO
Mermaid Fine Books
4220 Tennyson St.
Denver, CO 80212
United States
Wednesday
6
7:00 PM

Join author and journalist Jon Lurie in celebration of his debut memoir, Canoeing with José, which Julie Schumacher calls "part nail-biting adventure narrative, part memoir, part meditation on race and heritage and class." Jon will be joined by Rochester Post-Bulletin reporter John Weiss for a conversation about the book, followed by a reading and book signing. Books will be provided by Fair Trade Books.  

Free and open to the public. 

Rochester, MN
Rochester Public Library
101 2nd Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904
United States
507-328-2300
Thursday
7
7:00 PM

Milkweed Books is pleased to present poet and author Zachary Schomburg in celebration of Mammother, his first novel. Join us in the bookstore as Zachary reads from Mammother, a fabulist's tale of tangled relationships to death, money, and love that Aimee Bender describes as "utterly its own thing, strange and wondrous."

Zachary Schomburg is a poet, novelist, illustrator, teacher, and the publisher and editor of Octopus Books. He lives in Portland, OR.

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
Saturday
9
10:00 AM

J. Drew Lanham, author of The Home Place, will give a special talk entitled, "Wandering Towards Home: Why Personal Story Matters in the Connection between Culture and Conservation, at the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival.

Free and open to the public.

Burnsville, NC
Burnsville Town Hall
6 South Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714
United States
Saturday
9
4:00 PM

Milkweed Books is proud to host this celebration of the voices of individuals with autism, capping off a five-day creative writing course taught by Brian Laidlaw and Chris Martin. Students from the class will perform their original poems and songs, while guest artists Steve Healey, Sagirah Shahid, and Roy Guzmán will read poems that inspired the class. The students’ work will be available for purchase as a handmade letterpress chapbook. Presented with the Center for Engaging Autism, made possible through the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Free and open to the public

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave
Open Book, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-293-8253
Saturday
16
5:00 PM

Alex Lemon will read from his lastest book, Feverland: A Memoir in Shards (forthcoming in September), at BookPeople in Austin, Texas. 

Free and open to the public. 

Austin, TX
BookPeople
603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
United States
512-472-5050
Saturday
16
5:00 PM

Looking for love on all the wrong bookshelves? Literary matchmaking can be rough in the digital age of online e-book reading. As part of Lit Crawl Minneapolis events, join Milkweed for some good, old-fashioned speed dating, and let four local authors turn you on to fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

 

Free and open to the public. 

Minneapolis, MN
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
United States
Sunday
17
2:00 PM

As part of the Brooklyn Book Festival, William Brewer will read from his latest collection of poetry, I Know Your Kind, alongside Layli Long Soldier, Morgan Parker, and Javier Zamora. The event will be moderated by Hafizah Geter. 

Free and open to the public. 

Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Historical Library
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
Monday
18
6:30 PM

Join us for a dialogue between esteemed curator and champion of children’s literature Lisa Von Drasek and acclaimed Norwegian children’s author Jostein Gaarder. Milkweed Books is pleased to host this lively conversation on the art of storytelling, as both guests explore how children's literature can tap into some of the most profound human experiences: grief, humor, growth, and difference. Also featuring Gaarder's newest picture book, Questions Asked, which poses a series of philosophical questions that arise in childhood and endure throughout a lifetime. Presented in partnership with Archipelago Books.

free and open to the public

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Open Book, First Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Tuesday
19
7:00 PM

Join Alex Lemon at Interabang Books in Dallas, Texas where he will read from his lastest book, Feverland: A Memoir in Shards (forthcoming in September). 

Free and open to the public. 

Dallas, TX
Interabang Books
10720 Preston Road Ste. 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
United States
214-484-4289
Thursday
21
7:00 PM

Join Alex Lemon at Brazos Bookstore in Houston, Texas where he will read from his lastest book, Feverland: A Memoir in Shards (forthcoming in September). 

Free and open to the public. 

Houston, TX
Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 770055
United States
713-523-0701
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 of more than twenty books, including Chelsea GirlsCool For You, and most recently, I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems 1975-2014.

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 lastest book, Feverland: A Memoir in Shards (forthcoming in September).

Free and open to the public.

Oxford, MS
Square Books
129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
United States
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

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
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
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
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
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.

TICKETING INFO TBA

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave. S.
Open Book, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
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 schocked 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 York University, where he was awarded the New York Times Foundation Fellowship.

TICKETING INFO TBA

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave. S.
Open Book, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
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

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