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December 2022

Friday
2
8:00 PM

What are the sense memories that forge in us the shapes of place, position, lineage? In her much anticipated debut collection Bluest Nude, Ama Codjoe poses question, praise, reflection, and reconsideration into the chorus of ancestors and descendants who sing into a self, the modes of looking outward, inward, and relationally which stitch together bravery and conviction. In his equally celebrated Punks: New & Selected Poems, John Keene surfaces an archive of contact, with poems that exalt eros and heartbreak, the momentary and enduring. Vision and touch are disappearing co-conspirators in the work of these poets, twin vapors trailing us through history and future.

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This is a ticketed events. Tickets go on sale 11/11 and can be purchased here. This event will be live streamed on Youtube.

New York, NY
St Mark's Church
131 E 10th St
New York, NY 10003
United States
Thursday
8
5:00 PM

Join us for an exclusive evening of holiday shopping, outside of regular store hours, at our independent bookstore, Milkweed Books. Mix and mingle with fellow supporters of Milkweed, enjoy festive drinks and snacks, and use your member discount to buy the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Donations-based gift wrapping will also be available. 

Not local? Use your discount online—just be sure to order early for holiday delivery!

Learn more and join our membership program here.

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Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Avenue South
Suite 107 (first floor of Open Book)
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Thursday
8
6:00 PM

Join Ama Codjoe for a reading and conversation in celebration of her debut collection, Bluest Nude.

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

Minneapolis, MN
ONLINE
Milkweed Editions 1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Friday
9
7:00 PM

As part of the Loft’s yearlong theme exploring Narrative Power, Courtney Faye Taylor will read from her Cave Canem Poetry Prize–winning poetry collection, Concentrate. Su Hwang will then join Courtney in conversation around the collection that she described as “medicine, testimony, quest, anthem, balm, and seed.” Please join the Loft and Graywolf Press to celebrate the publication of a collection poet Franny Choi declared a “major work, a profoundly moving anti-erasure crafted with equal parts ingenuity and care.”

Presented by the Loft and Graywolf Press.

Book sales and signing will be available through Black Garnet Books.

A limited number of...

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. You can purchase tickets here. Limited pay what you can seats will be available at the door. 

Minneapolis, MN
The Loft at Open Book
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Wednesday
14
7:00 PM

Join Books are Magic at Brooklyn Poets for a night of poetry and friendship as Ama Codjoe presents Bluest Nude with Aracelis Girmay, Zakia Henderson-Brown, Patrick Rosal, Nicole Sealey, Lyrae Van-Clief Stefanon, Michelle Whittaker, & Jenny Xi. 

This is a ticketed event. Please purchase tickets here.

Brooklyn Heights, NY
Brooklyn Poets
144 Montague St
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
United States

January 2023

Thursday
26
7:00 PM

In partnership with Institute for Advanced Study.

Join U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón and On Being’s Krista Tippett for an evening of conversation. Together, Limón and Tippett will engage in dialogue rich with the music of poetry and its singular ability to reconnect, heal, and transform. This event will be recorded for future broadcast on On Being. In-person and virtual on-demand tickets are available.

Thursday, January 26, 7:00 pm, Doors at 6:00 pm 
In-person, Carlson Family Stage, Northrop, Minneapolis 
Available on-demand January 27-February 10

Books will be available for sale before and after the event.

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This event is open to the public and will be in person and streamed live. Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 for online viewers. Tickets are on sale here.

Minneapolis, MN
Northrop Carlson Family Stage
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

February 2023

Thursday
2
7:00 PM

Join us for a special book launch event in celebration of A Darker Wilderness—a vibrant collection of personal and lyric essays in conversation with archival objects of Black history and memory featuring a constellation of luminary writers. Featuring live readings from the book’s contributors Michael Kleber-Diggs, katie robinson, and Tia-Simone Gardner, and a conversation to follow. Pre-order the book here.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVPa are required. You can RSVP here. This event is part of The Great Northern Festival. 

Minneapolis, MN
Open Book Performance Hall
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Wednesday
15
7:00 PM

Join Juliet Patterson for a reading and conversation around her memoir, Sinkhole.

This event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 7:00 PM CST.

Lawrence, KS
Raven Bookstore
809 Massachusetts St,
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
Thursday
16
6:30 PM

Join Christopher Brean Murray for a reading and conversation in celebration of his collection, Black Observatory.

This event is free and open to the public. It begins at 6:30 PM CST.

Houston, TX
2421 Bissonnet St,
Houston, TX 77005
United States

March 2023

Tuesday
14
6:30 PM

Join Chris Dombrowski for a reading and conversation in celebration of his latest book, The River You Touch.

This event is open to the public and begins at 6:30 PM MST. 

Crested Butte, CO
Townie Books
414 Elk Ave
Crested Butte, CO 81224
United States
Wednesday
15
6:30 PM

Join Chris Dombrowski for a reading and conversation in celebration of his new book, The River You Touch.

This event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 6:30 PM MST. 

Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Public Library
1289 Lincoln Ave,
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
United States
Thursday
16
6:00 PM

Join Chris Dombrowski for a reading and conversation about his latest memoir, The River You Touch.

Edwards, CO
295 Main St
Edwards, CO 81632
United States

April 2023

Wednesday
12
6:00 PM

Join Claire Wahmanholm, Edgar Kunz and Katie Moulton in celebration of their books with a reading and conversation at The Ivy Bookshop. 

This event is free and open to the public. This event will being at 6:00 PM EST.

Baltimore, MD
The Ivy Bookshop
5928 Falls Rd,
Baltimore, MD 21209
United States

May 2023

Wednesday
24
7:00 PM

Join Elizabeth Metzger for a reading and conversation in celebration of her collection Lying In.

This event is free and open to the public. It will begin as 7:00PM PST.

Los Angeles, CA
Stories Books and Cafe
1716 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90026
United States