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February 2019

Thursday
21
8:00 PM

Kelly J. Beard, 2017 Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award winner, and Janisse Ray (Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, 2015), writer, naturalist and activist, will read from their works at 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at Austin Peay State University. 

The reading – part of the Zone 3 Reading Series – is free and open to the public in Room 120 of the Art + Design Building. 

Free and open to the public. 

Clarksville, TN
Austin Peay State University
Room 120 of the Art + Design Building
601 College St
Clarksville, TN 37044
United States
Saturday
23
10:00 AM

Milkweed Books returns to our Winter Market table inside the Mill City Museum!

FREE and all are welcome. 

Minneapolis, MN
Mill City Farmers Market
704 S 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States
612-215-2540
Wednesday
27
7:00 PM

The Saint Paul Public Library's Fireside Reading Series will host Karen Babine, author of All the Wild Hungers: A Season of Cooking and Cancer. This season, the series is asking Fireside authors to talk about what “home” means to them. The goal is to complement the citywide conversation happening this winter as part of Read Brave Saint Paul, an intergenerational reading program whose 2019 theme is housing.

Free and open to the public

St Paul, MN
Hamline Midway Library
1558 W Minnehaha Ave
St Paul, MN 55104
United States

March 2019

Tuesday
5
5:30 PM

In collaboration with Waiwai Collective, Native Books/Nā Mea Hawaiʻi, The Merwin Conservancy, & Milkweed Editions presents a gathering with writers and thinkers from HEARTH: A Global Conversation on Community, Identity, and Place, a multicultural anthology, edited by Annick Smith and Susan OʻConnor, published by Milkweed Editions.

Letʻs gather with writers Dr. Pualani Kanahele, Gretel Ehrlich and Frank Stewart to speak of our shared hearth. Moderated by Luana Busby & Maile Meyer.

Tieckets prsie is $5 and can be applies to the purchase of books sold at the event. 

Honolulu, HI
Ka Waiwai
1110 University Avenue Suite 100
Honolulu, HI 96826
United States
Wednesday
6
7:00 PM

Join this reading and reception at University of Georgia to celebrate the launch of Another Kind of Madness by Ed Pavlić. 

Free and open to the public.

Athens, GA
University of Georgia
Fire Hall No. 2
489 Prince Ave
Athens, GA 30601
United States
Friday
8
7:00 PM

The Loft Literary Center Presents a 2018-2019 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentor Moustafa Bayoumi and fellows Anessa Ibrahim and Jaya Stenquist. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.

Member: $5 | Regular: $10

Minneapolis, MN
Loft Literary Center
1011 South Washington Avenue
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Wednesday
13
7:30 PM

Karen Babine (All the Wild Hungers, 2019) will be reading at Elon University. 

Free and open to the public.

Elon, NC
Elon University
Johnston Hall
100 Campus Drive
Elon, NC 27244
United States
Thursday
14
7:00 PM

Rumaan Alam, author of That Kind of Mother, in conversation with Lisa Marie Brimmer on how a family can meet one’s needs. Presented by the Loft Literary Center, book sales by Milkweed Books.

Members: $10 | Regular: $15

Minneapolis, MN
Loft Literary Center
1011 South Washington Avenue
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Friday
15
7:00 PM

Get to know the 2019 Minnesota Book Awards finalists as authors from each category participate in panel discussions about their work. Wilder by Claire Wahmanholm is a finalist in the poetry category. 

Free and open to the public.

Minneapolis, MN
Minnesota Book Awards
Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
Saturday
23
10:00 AM

Milkweed Books returns to our Winter Market table inside the Mill City Museum!

FREE and all are welcome. 

Minneapolis, MN
Mill City Farmers Market
704 S 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States
6122152540
Monday
25
7:30 PM

Rice University will host poet Fady Joudah (Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance) for their Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, alongside Carmen Giménez Smith with an on-stage interview moderated by Jasminne Mendez and a book signing to follow. 

Houston, TX
Rice University
Stude Concert Hall
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
United States
Thursday
28
10:30 AM

In recent years, many poets have turned to history as the inspiration for book-length projects. How does the poet’s craft encompass the historian’s? Panelists Dolores Hayden, Marilyn Nelson, Frank X Walker, and Martha Collins will explore strategies for choosing a resonant subject and interpreting another era using documents, maps, landscapes, and photographs.

Portland, OR
Portland Ballroom 252, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
777 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd NE
Portland, OR 97232
United States
Friday
29
1:30 PM

Three award-winning poets will share their most recent work: In Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance, Fady Joudah finds tenderness for the other, the dead, and the disappeared. In feeld, Jos Charles offers a lyrical unraveling of the circuity of gender and speech. In Calling a Wolf a Wolf, Kaveh Akbar confronts addiction and the strenuous path of recovery, beginning with the wilds of the mind. Introduced and moderated by Victoria Chang.

Portland, OR
Oregon Ballroom 201-202, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
777 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd NE
Portland, OR 97232
United States
Saturday
30
1:30 PM

David Walker, David Young, Stuart Friebert, Martha Collins, and Kazim Ali will discuss FIELD magazine's history and values, including its annual symposium of essays on the work of a major poet, its commitment to translation, and its openness to a wide variety of voices, both established and emerging.

Portland, OR
B115, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
777 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd NE
Portland, OR 97232
United States
Saturday
30
6:00 PM

Metropolitan State University invites the community to celebrate their love of poetry, prose and the arts at Haute Dish’s 6th annual Spring Reading event! Student readers will be joined by Twin Cities poet Ed Bok Lee, with sales of Ed’s publications provided by Milkweed Books.

FREE and all are welcome

Minneapolis, MN
1011 Washington Ave S
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

April 2019

Monday
1
6:00 PM

The English Department at Lewis & Clark will host poet Fady Joudah for a reading of his latest works, including Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance. 

Free and open to the public

Portland, OR
Lewis & Clark
Frank Manor House
Portland, OR 97219
United States
Tuesday
2
6:00 PM

Central Washington University will host poet Jos Charles for its Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series. 

Free and open to the public

Ellensburg, WA
Museum of Culture of Environment
1200 N Wildcat Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
United States
Wednesday
3
7:00 PM

Poet Fady Joudah (Footnotes in the Order of Dissapearance, 2018) will be reading as part of the Sacred Arts Festival. Copies of Joudah's books will be available for purchase and signing.  

Free and open to the public.

St. Paul, MN
University of St. Thomas
John Roach Center Auditorium
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
United States
Saturday
6
6:30 PM

Celebrate the state’s best books at the 2019 Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony. Readers, writers, and book-lovers from all over the state gather together for one incredible evening to honor stories of Minnesotans that connect us all. Wilder by Claire Wahmanholm is a finalist in the poetry category. 

Saint Paul, MN
Minnesota Book Awards
InterContinental Hotel
11 East Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55101
United States
Tuesday
9
7:00 PM

Karen Babine (All the Wild Hungers, 2019) will be reading at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, one of a series of literary events celebrating National Poetry month. 

Free and open to the public.

Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Andrews Hall
625 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE 68588
United States
Friday
19
7:00 PM

The Loft Literary Center Presents their 2018-2019 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentor Natalie Diaz and fellows Mimi Iimuro Van Ausdall and Jessie Lee-Bauder. 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
Wednesday
24
6:00 PM

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Milkweed Editions! Join us for an evening honoring outstanding poets from the upper Midwest and the vitality of the poetry community at large—plus readings from the Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry finalists!

SAVE THE DATE! More details to come.

Minneapolis, MN
1011 Washington Ave S
Open Book, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
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

May 2019

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

June 2019

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

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."

In response to a rapidly changing planet, National Geographic is leveraging its legacy of exploration, innovation and vibrant storytelling to further solutions. From funding cutting-edge technologies to leading advancements in science communication, we’ll uncover how National Geographic is using 21st-century tools to shape the future of exploration and to address the greatest challenge our world has ever faced, faced, explore our own choices, and discover how we can reduce our human footprint.

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