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April 2017

Tuesday
25
7:00 PM

Enjoy an evening with Faith Sullivan as she discusses her novel Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse, which is set in the fictional town of Harvester, MN. Bring your book to be autographed. Light refreshments will be served.

Admission: $30

Minneapolis, MN
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
2914 W. 44th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
United States
612-922-0041
Wednesday
26
7:00 PM

The Loft presents Lesley Nneka Arimah, author of the highly anticipated short story collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.

 

Lesley Arimah describes her debut collection as “a book that interrogates the Nigerian experience, exploring the past, present and future.” What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky joins a proud Riverhead Books publishing tradition of bringing attention to voices from around the world. Whimsically beautiful and delightfully strange, Arimah’s inventive and sharply observed stories have amassed a devoted following of readers. It is a great pleasure to introduce this singular and exuberant voice.

 

Advanced tickets guarantee a general admission seat and help cover the Loft's costs to host the event. Pay-what-you-can tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the event on a first-come, first-served basis. No one turned away for lack of funds. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. Seating is general admission (not assigned).

Regular Admission: $10
Loft Member Admission: $5

Minneapolis, MN
Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Ave. S.
Open Book, Second Floor - Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2575
Thursday
27
7:00 PM

Join Faith Sullivan for a reading and discussion of Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse, the final event of the 2017 One Book Cambridge Community-Wide Reading Program. Cake and refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public.

Cambridge, MN
Isanti County Historical Society
33525 Flanders St. NE
Cambridge, MN 55008
United States
Friday
28
7:00 PM

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!

Regular $15 | Loft Members $10

Minneapolis, MN
1011 Washington Ave
Open Book, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Saturday
29
10:00 AM

Celebrate Milkweed Books' **FIRST** Independent Bookstore Day! We're offering a 10% discount on all books in the store containing shelf talker bookmarks, including staff recommendations and books by emerging writers. A 20% off coupon for Milkweed Books will also be included in this year's Independent Bookstore Day Passport, available at all participating bookstores. This coupon will remain valid through all of May. (Offers cannot be combined.) SPECIAL APPEARANCES: Peter Geye, author of Minnesota Book Award-winning novel Wintering, will join our team as a guest bookseller from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stop by, pre-order your paperback edition of Wintering (arriving in early May), and ask Geye for a book recommendation!

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Avenue South
Open Book, First Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Saturday
29
4:00 PM

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.

Free and open to the public.

Fresno, CA
Mia Cuppa Caffe
620 E Olive Ave
Fresno, CA 93728
United States
Saturday
29
7:00 PM

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.

Regular $10 | Loft Members $5

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

May 2017

Tuesday
2
7:00 PM

Faith Sullivan will read from her book What a Woman Must Do at Dragonfly Books.

Free and open to the public.

Decorah, IA
Dragonfly Books
112 W Water St.
Decorah, IA 52101
United States
Friday
5
6:30 PM

Milkweed Books is proud to present writer, publisher, and illustrator Kristen Radtke, author of the new graphic memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This. A personal and historical narrative of loss and decay, Radtke's acclaimed debut has already received high praise from KirkusThe MillionsNylon, and more. Radtke will appear in conversation with Angela Pelster-Wiebe, Assistant Professor at Hamline University and author of Limber (Sarabande, 2014). Join us for a lively and insightful discussion, good company, and beautiful books!

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Avenue South
Open Book, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Saturday
6
7:45 PM

J. Drew Lanham gives a keynote address at the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, entitled "Connections - Birds are the living needles that can stitch." This presentation will link birds, humans, and landscapes together in an effort to make bird conservation a priority for broader audiences that will define a new demographic going into the future.

Registration required. Admission: $10

Homer, AK
Homer High School
Mariner Theatre
600 E. Fairview Ave.
Homer, AK 99603
United States
907-226-4631
Sunday
7
11:00 AM

J. Drew Lanham gives a keynote talk at the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival based on his book, The Home Place, exploring what it means to be a black naturalist in modern America.

Registration required. Admission: $10

Homer, AK
Islands & Ocean Visitor Center
95 Sterling Hwy, Ste 1
Homer, AK 99603
United States
907-226-4631
Sunday
7
2:00 PM

Kathy Fagan will read from her latest collection, Sycamore, alongside Danielle Hanson and Jennifer Jackson Berry as a part of the SAFTA Reading Series.

Free and open to the public.

Knoxville, TN
Bar Marley
760 Stone St.
Knoxville, TN 37901
United States
Sunday
7
6:00 PM

Bookends & Beginnings presents a culinary evening with Beth Dooley, who will also discuss her book In Winter's Kitchen. Admission includes one paperback copy of the book, plus a light menu of nibbles and two signature cocktails specially created for the event by Found's chef (and Minneapolis native) Nicole Pederson. 

Admission: $55 

Evanston, IL
Found Kitchen and Social Club
1631 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
United States
Monday
8
7:00 PM

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.

Tickets: $15

Chicago, IL
Read It & Eat
2142 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614
United States
Wednesday
10
8:00 AM

See Change brings together leading visionaries from diverse disciplines to share their insights on inspiring and navigating changes in the field of visual communication. Speakers include Jocelyn K. Glei (author, Unsubscribe), Mary Jo Hoffman (photographer, STILL), Seth Johnson (design advocate & head of client experience, IBM), Tim Scanlan (VP of Sports Broadcast, Octagon), Daniel Slager (publisher & CEO, Milkweed Editions), and Tommy Sunders (designer, PixelFarm VR Lab). seechangeconference.org.

Tickets required (special student and member prices available).

Minneapolis, MN
Coffman Memorial Union Theater
University of Minnesota
300 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Thursday
11
7:00 PM

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.

Free and open to the public.

New York, NY
Cooper Union
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)
New York, NY 10008
United States
Friday
12
7:00 PM

Wayne Miller will read from Post- as a part of the 2017 Colorado Book Award Finalist Reading Series. Other finalists reading at the event are Grant Collier, Ed Sealover, Paula Woodward, Steven Dunn, Steven Schwartz, Carolina Ebeid, and Ruth Ellen Kocher.

Free and open to the public.

Denver, CO
BookBar
4280 Tennyson Street
Denver, CO 80212
United States
Wednesday
17
7:00 PM

Mai Der Vang presents her debut collection of poems, Afterland, a haunting exploration of the multigenerational experiences of Hmong immigrants, refugees, and citizens. Milkweed Books, Graywolf Press, and the East Side Freedom Library are proud to host this Walt Whitman Award-winning poet here at the home of Minnesota’s Hmong Archives.

Saint Paul, MN
East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106
United States
Wednesday
17
7:00 PM

Dalia Rosenfeld will appear in conversation with Rebecca Makkai about Rosenfeld's new book, The Worlds We Think We Know. A book signing and Q&A will follow the program. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Free and open to the public.

Chicago, IL
Unabridged Bookstore
3251 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
United States
Friday
19
7:00 PM

Dalia Rosenfeld will read from her debut story collection, The Worlds We Think We Know, at Prairie Lights bookstore.

Free and open to the public.

Iowa City, IA
15 South Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
United States
319-337-2681
Friday
26
7:00 PM

Analicia Sotelo, whose forthcoming poetry collection, Virgin, will be published by Milkweed Editions in February 2018, will read from her chapbook Nonstop Godhead (Poetry Society of America) at Brazos Bookstore. She will be joined by fellow author Beth Lyons.

Free and open to the public.

Houston, TX
Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
United States
Monday
29
8:00 PM

At dlr LexIcon, Tim Winton will discuss The Boy Behind the Curtain (Penguin AU, 2016), his deeply personal collection of true stories and essays that is a portrait of a life, a place, and a man.

Admission: €10 – €12

Dún Laoghaire, D, Ireland
dlr LexIcon Library
Level 4
Haigh Terrace, Moran Park
Dún Laoghaire
Co Dublin
Ireland

June 2017

Saturday
3
9:00 AM

The 4th annual Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference is a week-long writers’ conference, based on the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model, that’s designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world. The conference is co-sponsored by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Orion Magazine, and Middlebury College’s Environmental Studies Program. Faculty will include acclaimed nature and environmental writers Megan Mayhew Bergman, Camille T. Dungy, John Elder, Ross Gay, Ted Genoways, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Joe Wilkins. In addition to their literary accomplishments, each faculty member has been specifically chosen for their skill at guiding developing writers.

Application and registration required.

Middlebury, VT
Bread Loaf Campus
4265 Ripton 125
Middlebury, VT 05753
United States

July 2017

Sunday
16
8:30 AM

J. Drew Lanham, author of The Home Place, will appear at the 2017 Audubon Convention, a biennial event that brings together Audubon’s vast network of dedicated chapter, state, national, and international leaders. At 8:30 a.m., Lanham will present a plenary keynote address, followed at 10:00 a.m. by a book signing. At 10:30 a.m., he'll then engage in a Q&A with attendees.

Cost varies. Registration required.

Park City, UT
Grand Summit Hotel
4000 Canyons Resort Dr.
Park City, UT 84098
United States