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January 2023

Saturday
28
10:00 AM

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) will debut its new literary arts gallery, the Steven and Barbara Slaggie Family Gallery, by producing a 2,300 square foot exhibition that taps into the ageless beauty of wonder, presenting three lauded and celebrated books turned exhibition experiences that run concurrently with the Museum’s Flora & Fauna season—a suite of exhibitions and public programs that explore the plants and animals of our mysterious and brilliant world. 


The exhibition features original illustrations from three book projects; Mary Casanova’s Wake Up Island (University of Minnesota Press) and Hush, Hush, Forest (University of Minnesota Press)...

This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

Winona, MN
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN 55987
United States

June 2023

Wednesday
14
7:00 PM

Join as Martha Collins and Nguyen Ba Chung read from and discuss Dreaming the Mountain, their translations of Tue Sy's work.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. EVENT BEGINS AT 7PM ET. REGISTER HERE.

Minneapolis, MN
VIRTUAL
1011 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Thursday
15
4:00 PM

Dickinson famously wrote: “Tell all the truth but tell it slant.” And Audre Lorde: “Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.” Our conversation today is based on a study of how poets weave narrative and lyric, the personal and political, autobiography and history in their poems and hybrid works. Examples may include poems or portions of poems by Layli Long Soldier, Terese Svoboda, Tarfia Faizullah, Jean Valentine, Robert Hayden, Vievee Francis, and Linda Bierds, among others. Based on our readings, students might go on to practice braiding techniques and other poetic strategies...

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Registration begins May 18. Register here!

Minneapolis, MN
Online
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Thursday
15
6:00 PM

Join Milkweed Editions, the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets to celebrate Winter Stranger, the debut collection by 2022 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize winner, Jackson Holbert. Holbert will be joined in conversation with poet and translator Hedgie Choi.

The Max Ritvo Poetry Prize Presents virtual event series brings together a vibrant group of poets and poetry advocates for an evening of celebration and conversation. Milkweed Editions is proud to amplify the voices of debut poets through the annual Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, particularly because fostering a dynamic poetry community was integral to Max Ritvo’s work and life. This annual virtual event series will...

This event is free and open to the public and will begin at 6:00 PM CT. RSVP here.

Minneapolis, MN
VIRTUAL
Online
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Friday
16
7:00 PM
Seattle, WA
Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
United States
Saturday
17
6:00 PM

Artwork by Kebedech Tekleab
Poetry by E. Ethelbert Miller
Curated by David Keplinger

The recent fratricidal war in Ethiopia; the constant turmoil in Somalia; the current wars between Russia and Ukraine; the war in Syria; the unrest in Iran, Israel, and Palestine; and so many other countries continue to be responsible for a massive loss of human life and the displacement of people.

On June 17 from 6-9 pm there will be an open reception to view the exhibition by Ethiopian artist Kebedech Tekleab and DC poet Ethelbert Miller. David Keplinger will moderate a conversation between the two on...

Washington, DC
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20016
United States

July 2023

Thursday
6
7:00 PM

Join David Keplinger for a reading of Danish translations of Carsten René Nielsen.

Samsø, Denmark
Galleri Samsø
Nørreskiftevej 25
8305 Samsø
Denmark
Friday
7
7:00 PM

Join Jackson Holbert in conversation with Henri Cole regarding Holbert's collection of poems, Winter Stranger.

Boston, MA
50 Liberty Drive
Boston, MA 02210
United States

August 2023

Thursday
3
6:00 PM

Join Elizabeth Rush in conversation with Bathsheba Demuth. Books will be for sale by Twenty Stories.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Providence, RI
Glou Bar
134 Ives St
Providence, RI 02906
United States
Monday
7
5:00 PM

Join Amber Caron to celebrate the release of Call Up the Waters with a reading and conversation.

This event is free and open to the public and will take place via Zoom. It will begin at 5:00 PM PT.

Minneapolis, MN
VIRTUAL
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Monday
7
5:00 PM

Join for an evening with Amber Caron, discussing her debut story collection Call Up the Waters, in conversation with Jennifer Carson, founder of To the Lighthouse. 

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BEGINNING AT 5PM PT. REGISTER HERE.

Minneapolis, MN
VIRTUAL - ZOOM
1011 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Monday
7
7:30 PM

Join Elizabeth Rush in conversation with Emily Raboteau about her book The Quickening.

Brooklyn, NY
686 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
Monday
7
7:30 PM

Join Elizabeth Rush in conversation with Emily Raboteau about The Quickening.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Brooklyn, NY
686 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
Tuesday
8
6:00 PM

Join Elizabeth Rush in discussion about her new title The Quickening.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Baltimore, MD
5928 Falls Rd
Baltimore, MD 21209
United States
Thursday
10
7:00 PM

Join Amber Caron in discussion about her debut collection of stories, Call Up the Waters.

Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States
Wednesday
16
6:00 PM

Join David for discussion on his title Ice.

Baltimore, MD
5928 Falls Rd
Baltimore, MD 21209
United States
Thursday
17
7:00 PM

Join Elizabeth Rush in conversation with Peggy O'Donnell about her book The Quickening.

Learn more here.

Cambridge, MA
1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

September 2023

Tuesday
5
8:00 AM

Join Elizabeth Rush for the Distinguished Speaker Series and discussion about her title The Quickening.

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REGISTER HERE.

St. Petersburg, FL
4200 54th Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
United States
Saturday
9
5:00 PM

Join David Keplinger for the launch of his collection Ice.

"I am asking how much more / I have to learn from this," Keplinger writes. "You are asking that same question." In these poems, he turns to our predecessors for guidance in picking apart the forces that govern modernity--masculinity, power, knowledge, conquest. Cryptic visitants arrive in the form of Gilgamesh, "searching for a way to stay in pain forever"; a grandmother mending socks, "her face in the dark unchanging"; Emily Dickinson, lingering at her window; a lion cub, asleep in ice for millennia.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Click here for current mask requirements.

Washington, DC
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States
Saturday
16
6:00 PM

Join Elizabeth Rush for discussion on her novel The Quickening.

Point Reyes Station, CA
11315 CA-1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
United States
Monday
18
7:00 PM

Join Elizabeth in conversation about her title The Quickening.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Portland, OR
1005 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209
United States
Thursday
21
7:00 PM

Join author Shilpi Suneja in conversation about her novel House of Caravans.

Cambridge, MA
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Thursday
21
7:00 PM

Join Jackson in conversation about his collection Winter Stranger.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Oakland, CA
5560 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
United States
Friday
22
7:00 PM

Join David Keplinger in a reading and discussion with poet Shara McCallum.

Harrisburg, PA
The Midtown Scholar Bookstore
1302 N 3rd St
Harrisburg, PA 17102
United States

October 2023

Thursday
12
6:00 PM

Experience the power of life-changing literature with preeminent climate change writer Elizabeth Rush, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore and the forthcoming The Quickening: Creation and Community at the Ends of the Earth. Enjoy dinner, drinks, a live auction, and more, while celebrating and supporting transformative books.

Funds raised from the Book Lovers Ball support Milkweed’s mission to identify, nurture, and publish transformative literature, and build an engaged community around it.

Minneapolis, MN
Machine Shop
300 Second Street Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
(612) 215-2590
Saturday
21
2:00 PM

The Writer’s Center welcomes poet/translator Nancy Naomi Carlson (Piano in the Dark) and poet David Keplinger (Ice) for a reading and discussion of their new books. Book signing to follow.

Free and open to the public, limited space, registration required.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Register here.

Bethesda, MD
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
United States
Tuesday
24
7:00 PM

Join David Keplinger for a reading from his collection Ice.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBIC.

Washington, DC
Kramer Books
1517 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

November 2023

Monday
6
7:00 PM

Join David Keplinger in conversation with poet Dorianne Laux.

Minneapolis, MN
VIRTUAL
1011 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Sunday
12
4:00 PM

Join David Keplinger in conversation with poet Laura Reece Hogan.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Baltimore, MD
11 E 33rd St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

December 2023

Wednesday
6
8:00 AM

Join featured speaker, Claire Wahmanholm, at the Bosque del Apache Crane Festival.

San Antonio, NM
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
1001 NM-1
San Antonio, NM 87832
United States