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April 2019

Sunday
21
12:30 PM

John McCarthy will present on Scared Violent Like Horses in his workshop at the North American Review Conference. 

Free and open to the public. Register here.  

Cedar Falls, IA
University of Northern Iowa
Bartlett Hall 34
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
United States
Tuesday
23
7:00 PM

Michael Bazzett will read from his recent translation of The Popol Vuh, which was named one of the New York Times Best Poetry Books of 2018!

Free and open to the public.

Northfield, MN
Content Bookstore
314 Division St. S
Northfield, MN 55057
United States
Wednesday
24
6:00 PM

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Milkweed Editions! Join us for an evening honoring outstanding poets and the vitality of the poetry community! Featuring Lee Ann Roripaugh, Alex Lemon, and Su Hwang.

FREE & all are welcome  |  Suggested donation of $10 to help cover food & drinks
RSVP to reserve your spot!

Minneapolis, MN
1011 Washington Ave S
Open Book, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Wednesday
24
7:00 PM

Join Moonstone Arts Center for Poetry at the Pub with Grady Chambers (North American Stadiums, 2018) and David Ebenbach. 

Open to the public.

Philadelphia, PA
Moonstone Art Center
Fergie's Pub
1214 Sanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
215.928.8118
Thursday
25
2:15 PM

At the first annual conference of the Associated Writing Programs of Ireland, Wayne Miller will be a part of the plenary panel "Crossing the Atlantic: Irish and American Poetic 'Cross-Pollination'” with Elaine Feeney, Erika Meitner, Stephen Sexton.

 

Registration required. Register Here.

Dublin 4, Ireland
Associated Writing Programs of Ireland
University College Dublin
Belfield
Dublin 4
Ireland
Thursday
25
3:30 PM

​Ada Limón (The Carrying, 2018) will read her work, answer questions, and sign books.

Free and open to the public. 

San Marcos, TX
Texas State University
Flowers Hall 230
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
United States
512-245-7681
Thursday
25
7:00 PM

Join Porter Square Books for a reading to celebrate the publication of Ceremonial Entries by Joseph DeRoche (1938-2013), edited by Kevin Gallagher, with Martha Collins (Night Unto Night, 2018). Poets Collins and Gallagher will be joined by poet Anna M. Warrock in reading from the collection.

Free and open to the public.

Cambridge, MA
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
United States
617-491-2220
Thursday
25
7:00 PM

Join us for an evening with poet Don Bogen for his new collection, Immediate Song

Free and open to the public. 

Cincinnati, OH
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45208
United States
(513) 396-8960
Thursday
25
8:00 PM

Join Influx Collectiv their May queer poetry night with Muriel Leung, Jos Charles (feeld, 2018), Ryka Aoki, Yosimar Reyes and Tommy Pico.

Free and open to the public. 

Los Angeles, CA
Influx Collective
420 W Avenue 33
Los Angeles, CA 90031
United States
Friday
26
4:00 PM

Erika Meitner (Holy Moly Carry Me, 2018, most recently a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and Wayne Miller (Post-, 2016, winner of the UNT Rilke Prize) will give readings and be in conversation with Dr Catherine Gander of Maynooth University, Ireland.

Free and open to the public.

Dublin 2, Ireland
Boston College Ireland
43 Saint Stephen's Green
Dublin 2
Ireland
Friday
26
6:30 PM

Avid Bookshop presents Kathy Fagan and Peter Mishler for the April installment of the Avid Poetry Series. This event will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 6:30-7:30pm at our Prince Avenue location and is free and open to the public. We encourage you to purchase copies of their books and get them signed by the authors!

Free and open to the public.

Athens, GA
Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30601
United States
706.352.2060
Saturday
27
10:00 AM

The last of Milkweed Books’ Winter Market appearances inside the Mill City Museum before the spring market season officially begins!

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Mill City Farmers Market
702 S 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States
612-215-2540
Saturday
27
10:00 AM

Help us celebrate our ★ third ★ Independent Bookstore Day at Milkweed Books!
 

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Open Book, 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Saturday
27
8:00 PM

Edgar Kunz, Kathy Fagan (Sycamore, 2017), and Keith Leonard will read at Two Dollar Radio HQ as a part of Independent Bookstore Day. 

Free and open to the public. 

Columbus, OH
Two Dollar Radio HQ
1124 Parsons Ave
Columbus, OH 43206
United States
614-725-1505
Sunday
28
11:00 AM

Poet Jos Charles (feeld, 2018) will read at the Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival.

Free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

Bronxville, NY
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way,
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States
Monday
29
6:00 PM

Ed Pavlić will read from and discuss Another Kind of Madness. A Q&A and signing will follow the reading.

Free and open to the pubic, but an RSVP on Facebook is appreciated. 

Chicago, IL
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Monday
29
8:00 PM

Charles Coe, whose latest book is Memento Mori, reads with Don Bogen, author most recently of Immediate Song.

Admission: $3 tickets.

Cambridge, MA
Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Spiegel Auditorium
56 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Tuesday
30
7:00 PM

Ed Pavlić will read from Another Kind of Madness at Prairie Lights.

Free and open to the public. 

Iowa City, IA
Prairie Lights
15 South Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
United States
319-337-2681

May 2019

Wednesday
1
7:00 PM

Join us in the Target Performance hall for an evening of conversation with Damion Searls, translator of Uwe Johnson's Anniversaries, and Daniel Slager. Milkweed Books is happy to partner with New York Review of Books to discuss this amazing work of fiction and translation.

Free and open to the public. 

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Friday
3
4:30 PM

Darrel J. McLeod (Mamaskatch, 2019) will author Alejandro Saravia to discuss indigenous literature of the Americas. 

Free and open to the public.

Montréal, QC, Canada
Blue Metropolis Literary Festival
Librairie Las Américas
10 Rue St-Norbert
Montréal, QC H2X 1G3
Canada
Friday
3
8:30 PM

The live storytelling event, This Really Happened, is back at Blue Metropolis presenting stories on the theme “Obsessions.” Come and hear some of your favourite writers talk about their passions, compulsions, and preoccupations. Participants include Deni Ellis-Béchard (White, 2018), Nisha Coleman, Maggie Panko, Ann Lambert, Joel Yanofsky, Taylor Tower

Admission: 15 CAD

Montreal, QC, Canada
Blue Metropolis Festival`
Hotel 10
10 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, QC H2X 4C9
Canada
Thursday
9
7:00 PM

The Loft Literary Center Presents their 2018-2019 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentor Carmen Maria Machado and fellows Jeannie Goodspeed and Maitreyi Ray. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.

Member: $5 | Regular: $10

Minneapolis, MN
Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Ave S
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Friday
10
6:30 PM

Join the Penn Book Center for an evening of readings celebrating the release of David Nutt's novel The Great American Suction, featuring readings by Grady Chambers (North American Stadiums, 2018), Christopher Kennedy, & David Nutt! 

Free and open to the public. 

Philadelphia, PA
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 9104
United States
Friday
10
7:30 PM

Join the Looking Glass Rock Writers' Conference for a public reading by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Braiding Sweetgrass, 2014). A book signing will follow the event.

Free and open to the public.

Brevard, NC
Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference 2019
Ingram Auditorium, Brevard College
1 Brevard College Dr,
Brevard, NC 28712
United States
828-884-8369
Tuesday
14
7:00 PM

Join us in the Target Performance hall for an evening with the editors of Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose, and Pride, forthcoming from Minnesota HIstorical Society Press in May 2019. Editors Andrea Jenkins, John Medeiros and Lisa Marie Brimmer will be joined by several contributors to the book. 

Free and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Saturday
18
7:00 PM

Join Moon Palace Books for a reading with Karen Havelin from her new book Please Read This Leaflet Carefully, followed by a conversation with Karen Babine (All the Wild Hungers, 2019).

Free and open to the public. 

Minneapolis, MN
Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Tuesday
21
7:00 PM

Join us in the Target Performance Hall for a reading with poet Ladan Osman, author of Exiles of Eden.  

Free and all are welcome. 

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Target Performance Hall | Open Books, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540

June 2019

Thursday
6
7:00 PM

Join Milkweed Books to celebrate the launch of A Better Next by Maren Cooper. Refreshments will be provided, and books will be available for purchase and signing.

Free and open to the public.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Friday
7
6:00 PM

Poets S. Yarberry and S. Brook Corfman, author of Luxury, Blue Lace (Autumn House Press) read from their recent work in the bookstore, followed by reception and book signging.

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Milkweed Books | Open Book, 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Sunday
23
8:30 AM

Martha Collins (Night Unto Night, 2018) will teach a poetry workshop at Chautauqua Institution. 

Reqistration required for workshop. Purchase of gate pass required to attend reading and lecture. 

Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua Institution
1 Ames Ave
Chautauqua, NY 14722
United States
Wednesday
26
7:30 PM

Darrel J. McLeod will read from his debut memior Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age at Skylight Books. 

 

Free and open to the public. 

Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States
(323) 660-1175

July 2019

Thursday
11
3:30 PM

Elizabeth Rush will speak at the Chautauqua Institute during the third week of its 2019 Season, "A Planet in Balance: A Week Partnership with National Geographic Society."

 

Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center; (716) 357-6250

Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua Institution
Hall of Philosophy
1 Massey Avenue
Chautauqua, NY 14722
United States
Thursday
11
7:00 PM

John James will read from The Milk Hours. Winner of the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, The Milk Hours is an elegant debut that searches widely to ask what it means to exist in a state of loss.

Free and open to the public. 

Louisville, KY
Carmichael's Bookstore
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
United States

August 2019

Thursday
8
3:30 PM

Reading together since 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle has remained a leader in adult education through quality programming. Reading together since 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle has remained a leader in adult education through quality programming. Each summer, the CLSC chooses at least nine books of literary quality and invites the authors to Chautauqua present their work to an audience of approximately 1,000 readers, and Letters from Max by Sarah Ruhl and Max Ritvo was chosen to be a part of the series this summer. 

Admission: Gate pass required. Purchase at the Main Gate Welcome Center; (716) 357-6250

Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua Institution
Hall of Philosophy
Chautauqua, NY 14722
United States