Events

February 2024

Wednesday
28
12:00 PM
Central standard time

Virtual: Milkweed annual member event 2024

Sign on for our second annual Milkweed member event: a 2024 publishing preview with Publisher and CEO, Daniel Slager. Join for behind-the-scenes stories of books on our list that we are excited to publish this year, followed by time for Q&A.

Not a member? Sign up here to access this membership benefit!

This event is an exclusive benefit to Milkweed members. Registration required.

Online

March 2024

Friday
1
6:00 PM
CT
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In Person: Fady Joudah appearing at Rice University

Join Students for Justice in Palestine at Rice University, Rice Asian Diasporic and Asian American Research Collective, and Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Houston for the release of Fady Joudah’s book, […].

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

This event is hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine at Rice University, Rice Asian Diasporic and Asian American Research Collective, and Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Houston . RSVP here.

Houston, TX

Farnsworth Pavilion, Rice Memorial Center
6100 Main St,
Houston, TX 77005
United States

Wednesday
6
6:00 PM
CT
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Virtual: Fady Joudah appearing at Arab American National Museum

Join our monthly the Arab American National Museum’s series “Words for Palestine” which aims to center and highlight Palestinian voices during this devastating time. This March they welcome Palestinian American poet Fady Joudah’s as he launches his urgent and essential sixth collection of poems titled, […].

[…] was written during the current daily erasure of Palestinians and insists on presence inside and outside the ancestral land. The event will be moderated by Palestinian American poet George Abraham.

“Words For Palestine” is co-sponsored by RAWI, Mizna and Palestine Writes, and is free with RSVP. We encourage you to make a donation…

This is a virtual event that is free and open to the public.

Minneapolis, MN

VIRTUAL
1011 S Washington Ave,
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

Friday
8
6:00 PM
Central Time

In Person: Saretta Morgan at Milkweed Books, with Douglas Kearney

Join us as Milkweed Books welcomes Saretta Morgan for a reading from her new poetry book Alt-Nature, an emergent chorus feeling toward languages of connection in the American Southwest. Saretta will read from Alt-Nature and talk about her book in conversation with poet Douglas Kearney, followed by time for audience questions and a book signing.

Please join us at 6 PM at Milkweed Books, our brick-and-mortar independent bookstore located on the first floor of Open Book, for an unforgettable night of poetry!

 

About the book

Alt-Nature moves in desert dreams and riverbeds. Here, geography forms the basis of…

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP HERE.

Minneapolis, MN

Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Suite 107
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

(612) 215-2540
Thursday
21
1:00 PM
Pacific standard time

In Person: Chris Martin and Imane Boukaila appearing at San Francisco State University

Please join for this very special program, co-presented with the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State. Poet and educator Chris Martin is visiting from Minneapolis, where he has been curating Milkweed Edition’s Multiverse series. That work has resulted in a series of new books of remarkable poetry. Young poet Imane Boukalia joins us from her home in Toronto, Ontario, to help us welcome her debut book of poetry into the world.

The Poetry Center reading room is located on the fifth floor of the Humanities Building, and is wheelchair accessible. Details on internet access for this event soon.

This event is free and open to the public.

San Francisco, CA

The Poetry Center
Humanities 512, San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA 94132
United States

Thursday
28
7:00 PM
Central Time

In Person: J.P. White and Gwen Nell Westerman at Milkweed Books

Join us as we welcome local poets J.P. White and Gwen Nell Westerman for a reading from their latest collections, A Tree Becomes a Room and Songs, Blood Deep. J.P. and Gwen will also hold time for audience questions, as well as a book signing after the reading.

Please join us at Milkweed Books, our brick-and-mortar independent bookstore on the first floor of Open Book, at 7 p.m. for an unforgettable night of poetry!

 

About the books

The poems in A Tree Becomes a Room are located in many places including Italy, Russia, Hawaii, Florida, France, Texas, Minnesota…

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP HERE.

Minneapolis, MN

Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Suite 107
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

(612) 215-2540

April 2024

Monday
1
6:30 PM

In Person: Robin Wall Kimmerer appearing at Swarthmore College

Join Robin Wall Kimmerer at the Public Lecture on The Honorable Harvest: Indigenous Knowledge for Sustainability.

Monday, April 1, 20246:30 PM
Tuesday, April 2, 20247:30 PM

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Swarthmore, PA

Swarthmore College
500 College Ave
Swarthmore, PA 19081
United States

Monday
1
7:00 PM
Eastern standard time

In person: Ada Limón appearing at Symphony Space featuring Kevin Young, Ilya Kaminsky, and Patricia Smith

Ada Limón launches her signature project as the nation’s Poet Laureate—a joyful and provocative anthology of nature poems commissioned from 50 of the most celebrated American poets. Join Limón for this evening of readings and conversation featuring contributors Ilya Kaminsky, Patricia Smith, and Kevin Young.

There will be a book signing at this event. This event is ticketed and the expected run time is 75 minutes.

This event is open to the public and ticketed. Buy tickets here.

New York, NY

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
United States

Wednesday
3
6:00 PM
Central Time

In Person: Milkweed Presents: hosted by Claire Wahmanholm

Join us for the April entry in our monthly reading and panel discussion event series Milkweed Presents, hosted by Meltwater author Claire Wahmanholm! Claire will lead readings and a conversation, with special guest speakers TBA.

Please join us in-person at the Open Book Performance Hall at 6 PM for an unforgettable reading and discussion, and come early for a social hour at Milkweed Books, our brick-and-mortar independent bookstore, at 5:30 PM!

Milkweed Presents is a monthly event series featuring Milkweed authors as curators of conversation with local writers and community organizers on a topic of their choosing. These events are…

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP HERE.

Minneapolis, MN

Open Book Performance Hall
1011 Washington Avenue South
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

(612) 215-2540
Thursday
4
12:00 PM
Central standard time

In person: Claire Wahmanholm appearing at Macalester University

Join Claire Wahmanholm at Macalester University for her talk in part of the EnviroThursday Spring 2024 series.

This event is free and open to the public.

Saint Paul, MN

Macalester University
Olin-Rice Science Center, Room 249
Saint Paul, MN 55105
United States

Thursday
4
7:00 PM
Central Time

In Person: Glenn R. Miller: Book Launch for Doorman Wanted

Join us for the launch of Glenn R. Miller’s debut novel Doorman Wanted, a witty and heartfelt look at the complex relationships we have with money. Glenn will read from and discuss his novel, and will host a brief performance inspired by the book as well. Glenn will also sign books following the event.

We invite you to join us at this special reading in the Open Book Performance Hall at 7 p.m. for an unforgettable event.

With musical guests Dylan Hicks and Michelle Kinney.

 

About the book

Henry Franken has a problem with money-he has too much…

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP HERE.

Minneapolis, MN

Open Book Performance Hall
1011 Washington Avenue South
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

(612) 215-2540
Thursday
4
7:00 PM
ET

In Person: "You Are Here" Celebration with Ada Limón

Join us at the Library of Congress for Live! at the Library: You Are Here Celebration with Ada Limón
The kickoff event for the U.S. Poet Laureate’s signature project, including the publication of the new anthology You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World. Featuring Ada Limón with poets Molly McCully Brown, Jake Skeets, Analicia Sotelo and Paul Tran.

This is a ticketed event. Reserve your free tickets here.

Washington, DC

Library of Congress
10 1st Street SE
Thomas Jefferson Building - Coolidge Auditorium (LJG45A)
Washington, DC 20540
United States

Thursday
11
6:00 PM
CT
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Virtual: Fady Joudah appearing at Brookline Booksmith's Transnational Literary Series

Milkweed Editions and the Transnational Literary Series is pleased to present the virtual launch of Fady Joudah’s […]. The Transnational Series focuses on stories of migration, the intersection of politics and literature, and works in translation. This evening will center on a reading and conversation on Fady Joudah’s […] and illuminate the stories of survivance and resistance of Palestinians.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. RSVP here.

Minneapolis, MN

ONLINE
1011 S Washington Ave,
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

Wednesday
24
7:30 PM
Central standard time

In person: Aimee Nezhukumatathil appearing at the University of Minnesota's Esther Freier Lecture featuring Ross Gay

Join the Department of English at 7:30 pm on April 24, 2024, as the Esther Freier Lecture Series presents Gay (above right), author of The Book of Delights and The Book of (More) Delights, and Nezhukumatathil (left), author of World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks & Other Astonishments. The bestselling poets and essayists will read from their work and be in conversation with English Professor Douglas Kearney.

Live captioning and ASL provided. For further questions about accessibility services and the venue, please email sutt0063@umn.edu or call 612-626-1528.

This event is free and open to the public with registration. Register here.

Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota
Coffman Union Theater
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Saturday
27
10:00 AM
Central Time

Independent Bookstore Day at Milkweed Books

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Milkweed Books with special one-day-only promotions, and delightful snacks and sips! We invite you to stop in, shop from our array of books and broadsides, and share in the joy and community of local independent bookstores during one of the biggest annual events in the bookselling world! Sign up to become a Milkweed member to receive an exclusive tote bag and member discount! Learn more about Milkweed membership levels and benefits here.

This event will run all day, from 10 am to 5 pm, at Milkweed Books, our brick-and-mortar independent bookstore located on the…

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Minneapolis, MN

Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Avenue South
Suite 107
Minneapolis, MN 55113
United States

(612) 215-2540
Tuesday
30
5:30 PM

In person: Aimee Nezhukumatathil appearing at Square Books

Join Square Books in celebrating the release of author and friend Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s new book Bite by Bite: Nourishments and Jamborees and the paperback release of her celebrated work of nonfiction World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments.

This event is free and open to the public.

Oxford, MS

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

May 2024

Wednesday
1
6:00 PM
Central Time

In Person: Milkweed Presents: hosted by Diane Wilson

Join us for the May entry in our monthly reading and panel discussion event series Milkweed Presents, hosted by The Seed Keeper author Diane Wilson! Diane will lead readings and a conversation, with special guest speakers TBA.

Please join us in-person at the Open Book Performance Hall at 6 PM for an unforgettable reading and discussion, and come early for a social hour at Milkweed Books, our brick-and-mortar independent bookstore, at 5:30 PM!

Milkweed Presents is a monthly event series featuring Milkweed authors as curators of conversation with local writers and community organizers on a topic of their choosing. These…

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP HERE.

Minneapolis, MN

Open Book Performance Hall
1011 Washington Avenue South
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

(612) 215-2540
Thursday
2
12:00 PM
Pacific standard time

In person: Priyanka Kumar appearing at PLAYA Summer Workshops

Join at PLAYA for this 4-night writing retreat exploring the Poetry of Birding led by best-selling author Priyanka Kumar. Through guided birding excursions to observe migratory birds in the Summer Lake Wildlife Area, bring your observations back to meditative discussions in our workshop circle. Here, participants will integrate birds and poetry, beginning with Seamus Heaney’s “St. Kevin and the Blackbird,” and travel back through the ages to the lone hut of the master of Chinese nature poetry. Create nature poems of your own inspired by local field trips observing spring migration in Summer Lake, Oregon.

This is a ticketed workshop, open to the public. Register here.

Summer Lake, OR

Summer Lake Wildlife Area
53447 OR-31
Summer Lake, OR 97640
United States

Thursday
23
5:00 PM
Central Time

Milkweed Presents: hosted by Michael Kleber-Diggs

Join us for the our monthly reading and panel discussion event series Milkweed Presents, hosted by Worldly Things author Michael Kleber-Diggs! Michael will lead readings and a conversation on the topic of art and activism during times of global and civil conflict with special guest speakers Sun Yung Shin and Michael Torres.

Please join us in-person at Open Book for an unforgettable reading and discussion at 6 p.m., and come early for a book-signing and social hour at Milkweed Books, our brick-and-mortar independent bookstore, at 5 p.m.

Milkweed Presents is a monthly event series featuring Milkweed authors as curators of…

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP HERE

Minneapolis, MN

Open Book
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

(612) 215-2540
Thursday
30
7:30 PM
Eastern standard time

In person: Claire Wahmanholm appearing at Merkin Hall for Songs for the Next Generation

Vivian Fung is collaborating with the Jasper String Quartet, tenor Nicholas Phan, and pianist Myra Huang, on the creation of a new song cycle, Songs for the Next Generation. The project is a half-evening length song cycle, approximately 30 minutes, for tenor, string quartet, and piano.

The work centers around poet Claire Wahmanholm’s prize-winning poem “O,” which took second place at the Academy of American Poets’ inaugural Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize. The poem is described by the judges as “an original and powerful evocation, using a single letter of the alphabet to name the wonders that are at risk…

This event is free and open to the public.

New York, NY

Merkin Hall
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
United States

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Sunday
18
12:00 PM
Greenwich Mean Time

In person: Kerri ní Dochartaigh appearing at Nature Culture’s Ireland retreat

Join author Kerri ní Dochartaigh in prioritizing your creativity for ten days in spring 2025 at the seaside village of Doolin, County Clare, Ireland.

This retreat is led by Ryan Dennis of The Milkhouse Rural Writers Collective; co-organized with NatureCulture/Writing the Land.

This is a ticketed workshop. Register here.

County Clare,

Teergonean
Doolin
County Clare
V95 XR0K
Ireland