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August 2018

Thursday
16
7:00 PM

Bridges Reading Series hosts Brenda Bell Brown, Debra Stone, and Claire Wahmanholm for an inaugural reading at their new venue, Blue Harbor Center for the Arts.

Free and open to the public.

St. Paul, MN
Blue Harbor Center for the Arts
559 Humboldt Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55107
United States
651-523-7201
Thursday
16
7:00 PM

Join us for this reading with poet, essayist, and translator P. Scott Cunningham in celebration of his debut collection of poems, Ya Te Veo (University of Arkansas), also featuring Twin Cities-based poets Michael Kleber-Diggs and Katharine Rauk.

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
MILKWEED BOOKS
1011 South Washington Avenue
Open Book | 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Thursday
16
7:30 PM

Powell’s on Hawthorne hosts Elizabeth Rush for a reading from her new book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore.

Free and open to the public.

Portland, OR
Powell’s
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
United States
Friday
17
7:00 PM

The Elliott Bay Book Company hosts Elizabeth Rush for a reading from her new book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore.

Free and open to the public.

Seattle, WA
Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
United States
Tuesday
21
6:00 PM

The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning will host the Kentucky book release for Ada Limón's newest collection of poems, The Carrying. Bring your friends and loved ones to pick up your copy and to hear Limón's reading.

Free and open to the public.

Lexington, KY
The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
251 West Second St.
Lexington, KY 40507
United States
Tuesday
21
7:00 PM

Author and poet Alison Hawthorne Deming will host a talk titled "Hunting for Herring: An Evening in Celebration of Fishery Traditions on Grand Manan & Beyond" on her interest in "stone wiers" as well as the importance of herring throughout history and around the world. 

Free and open to the public. 

Grand Manan, NB, Canada
Grand Manan Museum
1141 Route 776
Grand Manan, NB E5G 4E9
Canada
Thursday
23
7:30 PM

Ada Limón will discuss her new collections of poems, The Carrying, with acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder as a part of her book release week. 

Free and open to the public.

San Francisco, CA
Green Apple on the Park
1231 9th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
United States
Friday
24
6:30 PM

Ada Limón will continue her book release week for The Carrying at Readers' Books in conversation with Matthew Zapruder.

Free and open to the public. 

Sonoma, CA
Readers Book
130 East Napa St.
Sonoma, CA 95476
United States
Saturday
25
12:00 PM

Chris Dombrowski, author of Body of Water, will be among the guest writers featured at the Beargress Writing Retreat for four days of readings, workshops, craft talks, and generative writing opportunities. 

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

September 2018

Sunday
2
3:00 PM

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art will host poet and essayist Alison Hawthorne Deming for a poetry reading with Betsy Sholl and Christopher Seid entitled “Arts & Letters by the Sea." The program will include light refreshments and a book signing. 

Free and open to the public with museum admission.

Ogunquit, ME
Ogunquit Museum of American Art
543 Shore Rd
Ogunquit, ME 03907
United States
Tuesday
4
7:00 PM

Bear Pond Books invites poet and translator Jody Gladding to host a reading alongside David Hinton. 

Free and open to the public

Montpelier, VT
Bear Pond Books
77 Main St.
Montpelier, VT 05602
United States
Thursday
6
7:00 PM

Cervena Barva Press will host Night unto Night and Day unto Day poet Martha Collins for a reading with Ellen Steinbaum.

Somerville, MA
Cervena Barva Press
191 Highland Ave., Basement B8
Somerville, MA 02143
United States
Thursday
6
7:30 PM

Ada Limón will host her New York release party for her new collection of poems, The Carrying, with fellow poet Dawn Lundy Martin. 

Free and open to the public.

Brooklyn, NY
Books Are Magic
225 Smith St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
United States
Friday
7
7:00 PM

Poet Martha Collins will host a reading at the Word Barn with Joan Houlihan. 

Exeter, NH
The Word Barn
66 Newfields Rd
Exeter, NH 03833
United States
Saturday
8
2:00 PM

Poet and essayist Alison Hawthorne Deming will perform a reading entitled "Voyage & Adventure" and be interviewed by David Stromeyer. 

Free and open to the public.

Enosburg Falls, VT
Cold Hollow Sculpture Park
4280 Boston Post Rd
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
United States
Saturday
8
3:00 PM

Milkweed Books is thrilled to celebrate the release of Good Rosie!, the newest book for children from two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 South Washington Avenue
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Saturday
8
8:00 PM

Poet Jos Charles will appear alongside Rodney Koeneke and Julian Talamantez to read from her newest collection, feeld

Free and open to the public

Los Angeles, CA
Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
Tuesday
11
3:00 PM

Join playwright and author Sarah Ruhl for a special publication-date reading and signing of Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship alongside Beth Henley. 

Free and open to the public

Los Angeles, CA
Samuel French Theatre and Film Bookshop
7623 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
United States
Thursday
13
12:00 PM

Karen Babine, author of the upcoming collection, All the Wild Hungers, will be featured in the Friends of the Hennepin County Library Author Lust Luncheon. 

Free and open to the public

Minnetonka, MN
Hennepin County Library
12601 Ridgedale Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
United States
Thursday
13
4:00 PM

Join the Loft Literary Center, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Milkweed Editions to kick off autumn at Open Book! Mingle with the Twin Cities literary community, sample the Loft's fall classes, swing by MCBA for marbling and printmaking demos, and join Milkweed for a poetry reading from Chris Santiago, Kathryn Nuernberger, and Wayne Miller.

FREE AND ALL ARE WELCOME.

Minneapolis, MN
Open Book
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Saturday
15
8:00 AM

Join Milkweed Books for their September appearance at the MCFM!

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Mill City Farmers Market
704 S 2nd Street
Train Shed
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Monday
17
7:30 PM

Playwright and author Sarah Ruhl will host a reading and signing for her new book Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship with special guest Timothy Donnelly. 

Free and open to the public

Brooklyn, NY
Books Are Magic
225 Smith St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
United States
Tuesday
18
6:30 PM

Texas Christian University's English Department will welcome poet Ada Limón for a reading of The Carrying to kick-off this fall's Live Oak Reading Series. 

Free and open to the public

Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University
Moundy North Room 141
Fort Worth, TX 76129
United States
Wednesday
19
7:00 PM

Poet, publisher, and educator Kelly Forsythe reads from Perennial (Coffee House Press), her debut collection of poems exploring adolescence, trauma, and gun violence.

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Open Book | 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Thursday
20
7:00 PM

The Dogfish Reading series will host poets Analicia Sotelo and Nancy Reddy for featured readings and an open mic with audience members. 

Free and open to the public. 

New Orleans, LA
Dogfish New Orleans
2448 N. Villere St
New Orleans, LA 70117
United States
Thursday
20
8:00 PM

Poet behind Post-, The City, Our City, and The Book of Props Wayne Miller will appear in the Only-Tenn-I-See Reading Series. 

Free and open to the public

Knoxville, TN
Pretentious Beer Co.
131 S Central St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
United States
Sunday
23
4:00 PM

Join us for this Sunday conversation between music critic and former Minneapolitan Jessica Hopper and poet Danez Smith, in celebration of Hopper’s new memoir, Night Moves (University of Texas Press).

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 South Washington Avenue
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Tuesday
25
7:30 PM

The Smith College Poetry Center will host National Book Award finalist Ada Limón for a reading of The Carrying

Free and open to the public

Northampton, MA
Weinstein Auditorium
Wright Hall
Northampton, MA 01063
United States
Wednesday
26
7:00 PM

Poet of North American Stadiums Grady Chambers will appear at the Poetry Foundation with Henri Cole. 

Free and open to the public.

Chicago, IL
The Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
United States
Thursday
27
5:00 PM

The English Department at University of New Hampshire will host acclaimed poet of The Carrying, Ada Limón as a part of their 2018-2019 Writers Series. 

Free and open to the public

Durham, NH
University of New Hampshire
210 Hamilton Smith Hall
Durham, NH 03824
United States
Friday
28
7:30 PM

Grady Chambers (North American Stadiums) and Elizabeth Metzger (The Spirit Papers) will come together at Skylight Books in Los Angeles to discuss their new books of poetry.

Free and open to the public.

Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States

October 2018

Thursday
4
6:00 PM

Celebrate Poetry: Art for the Urgent Issues of Our Time

An annual celebration of writers, book, and readers, the Book Lovers Ball features a seated dinner, live auction, presentation of the Milkweed Award for Distinguished Contributions to Literary Culture, storytelling from authors, and more!

We are delighted to be welcoming three poets we’ve had the honor of publishing here at Milkweed Editions in recent years to share both remarks and poems with you at this year’s Book Lovers Ball! Each of these poets make a distinct case for the power of poetry. Limón, Jones, and Brewer are exploring the personal and...

Minneapolis, MN
Machine Shop
300 Second Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
612-215-2559
Friday
5
8:00 PM

Poet Jos Charles will appear in an LGBTQ+ open mic night hosted by Jayy Dodd to read from feeld as a part of Lambda LitFest Los Angeles. 

Free and open to the public.

Los Angeles, CA
The Black Cat
3939 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
United States
Wednesday
10
6:00 PM

Sarah Ruhl will host a reading of her latest work, Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship. 

Free and open to the public.

Evanston, IL
Bookends & Beginnings
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
United States
Friday
12
5:00 PM

This weekend retreat with poet David Keplinger will explore a creative path to presence through meditative poetry, how to make listening to, reading and/or writing poetry a meditation practice, and explore the body as a vessel for the poem and nature as springboard for writing poetry. 

Ossining, NY
The Mariandale Center
299 N. Highland Ave
Ossining, NY 10561
United States
Friday
12
7:00 PM

Join us in the bookstore for this reading and conversation with Kim Sagwa, featuring her English-language debut, Mina (Two Lines Press). 

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 South Washington Avenue
Open Book | 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Sunday
14
2:00 PM

Poet Martha Collins will host a reading at the Cambridge Public Library with Carol Moldaw. 

Free and open to the public. 

Cambridge, MA
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Saturday
20
8:00 AM

Milkweed’s final market date of the season!

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Mill City Farmers Market
704 S 2nd Street
Train Shed
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Thursday
25
7:00 PM

Author of the National Poetry Series winning work feeld, Jos Charles will present on the work of the 14th c. poet Geoffrey Chaucer. Using House of Fame as a crux, the talk will address Middle English poetics, uses of the "I," and the poem-as-vision. 

Free and open to the public.

New York, NY
Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282
United States
Friday
26
7:00 PM

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and Changing Hands proudly presents a poetry reading with Dan Beachy-Quick. Dan will read selections from his latest collection, Of Silence and Song, along with new and other work.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Pheonix, AZ
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and Changing Hands
300 W Camelback Rd
Pheonix, AZ 80013
United States
Saturday
27
4:30 PM

National Poetry Series winner Jos Charles will read from her collection, feeld, as a part of the 25-year-old reading series Segue @ Zinc.

Free and open to the public

New York, NY
Zinc Bar
82 W 3rd St.
New York, NY 10012
United States
Saturday
27
6:00 PM

Poet Caitlin Bailey, winner of the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, joins us in the bookstore to read from her debut poetry collection, Solve for Desire. As the Millions says of Bailey's work, "Her words rest in that curious space between abstraction and touch, so this is a book to place upon one’s soul.”

Free and open to the public.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
Open Book | 1st Floor
1011 South Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

November 2018

Thursday
1
7:00 PM

Enjoy the music of poet and songwriter Brian Laidlaw on his Reel Rock Tour at his first night at the Boulder Theater where he'll perform songs inspired by his newest poetry book, The Mirrormaker.

Boulder, CO
Boulder Theater
2030 14th St.
Boulder, CO 80302
United States
Friday
2
7:00 PM

Enjoy the music of poet and songwriter Brian Laidlaw on his Reel Rock Tour at his second night at the Boulder Theater where he'll perform songs inspired by his newest poetry book, The Mirrormaker

Boulder, CO
Boulder Theater
2030 14th St.
Boulder, CO 80302
United States
Wednesday
7
6:00 PM

Winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize for North American StadiumsGrady Chambers will host an intimate reading alongside essayist Rachel Z. Arndt. 

Free and open to the public. 

Chicago, IL
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Thursday
8
7:00 PM

Daniel Mallory Ortberg discusses fairy tales for the Loft Literary Center’s Big Ideas series.

$15 Regular | $10 Member

Minneapolis, MN
The Loft Literary Center
1011 South Washington Avenue
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Friday
9
7:30 PM

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts invites Caitlin Bailey, poet of Solve for Desire, to be a part of their 2018 reading series.

Free and open to the public

Fridley, MN
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN 55432
United States
Saturday
10
6:00 PM

Join us for this reading with Cave Canem Poetry prizewinner Julian Randall and Agnes Lynch Starret prizewinner Tiana Clark, in celebration of their debut full length poetry collections from University of Pittsburgh Press.

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 South Washington Avenue
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Saturday
10
7:00 PM

Poet behind North American Stadiums Grady Chambers will appear at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in conversation with Valerie Wallace. 

Free and open to the public

Philadelphia, PA
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Mt. Airy Village
Philadelphia, PA 19119
United States
Wednesday
14
7:00 PM

Poet Martha Collins joins the Hastings Reading Room series at the First Church Congregational. 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Cambridge, MA
First Church Congregational
11 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Thursday
15
7:00 PM

Enjoy the music of poet and songwriter Brian Laidlaw on his Reel Rock Tour at his first night at the Oriental Theater where he'll perform songs inspired by his newest poetry book, The Mirrormaker.

Denver, CO
Oriental Theater
4335 W 44th Avenue
Denver, CO 80212
United States
Friday
16
7:00 PM

Enjoy the music of poet and songwriter Brian Laidlaw on his Reel Rock Tour at his second night at the Oriental Theater where he'll perform songs inspired by his newest poetry book, The Mirrormaker.

Denver, CO
Oriental Theater
4335 W 44th Avenue
Denver, CO 80212
United States
Wednesday
28
6:00 PM

Join us in the bookstore for this reading and conversation with Maryse Meijer featuring her latest book, Northwood (Catapult).

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 South Washington Avenue
Open Book | 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540