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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

February 2023

Tuesday
7
7:30 PM

MacArthur Fellow Sarah Ruhl begins her Spotlight Residency with the world premiere adaptation of her 2018 epistolary book, Letters from Max: A Poet, a Teacher, and a Friendship, "a resonant and profound contribution from two fully formed artists to the literature of illness"(Slate). Ruhl, whose accomplished body of work includes Eurydice and Pulitzer Prize finalists In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) and The Clean House, here shares letters and poems passed between herself and her former student Max Ritvo, as he candidly discusses terminal illness and tests poetry's capacity to put to words what otherwise feels ineffable

This is a ticketed event. You can find more information and purchase tickets here

New York, NY
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
United States
Thursday
9
7:00 PM

“Birds are my almanac. They tune me into the seasons, and into myself.”

Priyanka Kumar is the author of Conversations with Birds. Her essays and criticism appear in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Huffington Post, and High Country News.

Scott Russell Sanders is the author of more than twenty books of fiction, essays, and personal narrative, including A Private History of Awe, Hunting for Hope, and The Way of Imagination. His latest book is Small Marvels: A Novel-in-Stories. 

This event is free and open to the public. REGISTER HERE! 

Concord, MA
ONLINE
341 Virginia Road
Concord, MA 01742
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
6:00 PM

Erin Sharkey, Naima Penniman, J. Wortham and Alexis Pauline Gumbs will discuss their relationships to ancestry, the archive and to healing with and through their relationships to land and the natural world.

The anthology where their work appears, A Darker Wilderness, is a constellation of luminary writers reflecting on the significance of nature in their lived experience and on the role of nature in the lives of Black folks in the United States. Each of the essays included engages with a single archival object, whether directly or obliquely, exploring stories spanning hundreds of years and thousands of miles, traveling from roots...

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP's are required. Register here. This event will begin at 6:00 PM CST. 

Minneapolis, MN
ONLINE
Milkweed Editions 1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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
Friday
17
7:00 PM

Please join editor Erin Sharkey and contributors Bino, Michael Kleber-Diggs, and katie robinson in collaboration with Free Black Dirt, Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, and We Are All Criminals for a very special event!

Books will be sold from Moon Palace Books.

This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by  Free Black Dirt, Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, and We Are All Criminals.

Minneapolis, MN
Public Functionary
1500 Jackson St. NE,
Northrup King Studio 114, 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55413
United States
Saturday
25
6:00 PM

Join us for a special event as poet Ray Gonzalez celebrates the release of his new book Suggest Paradise—a collection of rich and complex poems that embody the Southwest and the borderlands. Along with Ray's reading from Suggest Paradise, this event will also feature readings from José Felipe Ozuna, Merle Geode, Kathryn Savage, and Michael Torres as they join Ray in launching his latest work, along with time for audience questions and a book signing.

Please join us at Milkweed Books, our brick-and-mortar independent bookstore located on the first floor of Open Book, at 6 pm for an evening of literature and celebration!...

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

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Avenue S
Suite 107
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
(612) 215-2540
Tuesday
28
6:00 PM

We are pleased to present a launch of Claire Wahmanholm's Meltwater. Claire will be joined by Sarah Green, Michael Prior Su Hwang, Elizabeth Tannen, and Chris Santiago who will read their own work and their favorite selections from Meltwater.

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

Minneapolis, MN
Hook and Ladder
3010 Minnehaha Ave,
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States

March 2023

Sunday
5
10:00 AM

Our Feathered Friends: Fierce. Enchanting. Vital. Birds are all this and more as these authors share their experiences and stories on the Science stage.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Tucson, AZ
Science City - Main Stage [Grid]
1510 E. University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Tuesday
7
7:00 PM

Join Sasha Lapointe for a reading and conversation to celebrate the launch of her debut collection, Rose Quartz.

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at 7:00PM PST. 

Seattle, WA
Elliot Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave,
Seattle, WA 98122
United States
Thursday
16
6:00 PM

We are pleased to present a conversation between Adam Wolfond and Multiverse editor, Chris Martin at Open Book Performance Hall in celebration of Adam's debut collection, The Wanting Way. Adam will be joined in performing his poems by torrin a. greathouse and Bailey Hutchinson. 

Join us at 5:30 PM at Milkweed Books, located on the first floor of Open Book for light refreshments and a chance to chat with Adam and Chris in the gorgeous, newly re-opened bookstore!

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

Minneapolis, MN
Open Book Performance Hall
1011 S Washington Ave,
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Thursday
23
4:00 PM

Join Juliet Patterson for a reading from her latest memoir, Sinkhole. 

This event is free and open to the public. It will appear in person and online. Register here.

Grand Forks, ND
University of North Dakota
110 Merrifield Hall
Grand Forks, ND 58202
United States

April 2023

Saturday
1
7:00 PM

Alternating Currents Live presents Lia Kohl and Elizabeth Metzger for solo and duo sets of poetry and music. 

Registration is required for in-person event attendance. Gallery attendance is limited to 20 audience members.  Each attendee must register individually. To receive your member discount with your ticket purchase, please give Woodland Pattern a call.

This is a ticketed event with tickets beginning at $13. Gallery attendance is limited to 20 audience members. This is a hybrid event that will be streamed on Crowdcast. Register here. This event begins at 7:00PM CST. 

Milwaukee, WI
Woodland Pattern
720 E Locust St,
Milwaukee, WI 53212
United States
Tuesday
4
6:00 PM

Writer and filmmaker Priyanka Kumar joins us for a conversation about her new essay collection, Conversations with Birds. 

"A bird the color of mangoes, a beachcomber with a crescent-moon bill, the owl who controls the dark side of nature: in unforgettable encounters with feathered neighbors like these, Priyanka Kumar charts the life-changing surprise and splendor that birds can bring. They open the heart. They widen the soul. For Kumar, a peripatetic filmmaker and often a stranger in a strange land, birds have revealed connection and created wholeness. How grateful I am for the chance to join this generous author’s lyrical, intimate,...

This event is free and open to the public. Register here! Event begins at 6pm PST, 8pm CST.

 

Point Reyes Station, CA
Point Reyes Books
11315 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
United States
Friday
7
6:00 PM

A Room of One's Own is thrilled to welcome Claire Wahmanholm and K. Iver for a poetry reading from each of their books Meltwater and Short Film Starring My Beloved’s Red Bronco

This event is free and open to the public.

Madison, WI
A Room of One's Own
2717 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI 53704
United States
Wednesday
12
6:00 PM

Join Claire Wahmanholm, Edgar Kunz 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
Thursday
13
7:00 PM

Join John Cotter for a reading and conversation to celebrate his debut memoir Losing Music

This event is free and open to the public.

Brooklyn, NY
Books are Magic
122 Montague St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
Thursday
13
7:00 PM

Join Elizabeth Metzger for a reading and conversation celebrating her collection Lying In.

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

Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States
Thursday
27
6:00 PM

Join Priyanka Kumar for a reading and conversation around her newest book Conversations with Birds.

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

Minneapolis, MN
ONLINE
Milkweed Editions 1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Friday
28
4:30 PM

Join The Lighthouse Writers Workshop for a writerly night in which attendees are encouraged to independently write 500 words in the first hour and then join us for a book release celebration for John Cotter's Losing Music. This event is free for current Lighthouse members, and guests are welcome to join for a $5 fee.

4:30–5:30 PM:  Come together and write
5:30–6:30 PM:  John Cotter's reading and conversation with Mike Henry

This event is free to members and $5 for nonmembers. Register here.

Denver, CO
The Lighthouse Writers Workshop
3833 Steele St #1438
Denver, CO 80205
United States
Friday
28
6:00 PM

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

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

Los Angeles, CA
Chevalier’s Books
133 N Larchmont Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90004
United States

May 2023

Thursday
18
7:30 PM

Join Elizabeth Metzger for a reading and conversation to celebrate her newest collection Lying In.

This event is free and open to the public.

Brooklyn, NY
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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

June 2023

Thursday
15
7:00 PM

Join John Cotter for a reading and conversation surrounding his newest title Losing Music.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. IT BEGINS AT 7:00PM CST.

Iowa City, IA
Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 S. Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
United States
1-800-295-BOOK (2665)