– 10/27/2018

Presented by Sorin Oak Review and emceed by Sasha West, this event will feature Laurie Filipelli, Niki Herd, Tommy Pico, and Analicia Sotelo. This panel of poet oracles will read visionary, instructive, and surprising answers to audience questions. 

– 10/25/2018

Distinguished poet Michael Bazzett reads from his verse translation of one of the only indigenous epics of the Americas, The Popol Vuh.

– 11/10/2018

Mindy Nettifee, author of Open Your Mouth Like a Bell, will moderate a conversation between Ada Limón, author of The Carrying, Alicia Jo Rabins, author of Fruit Geode, and Ashley Toliver, author of Spectra.


– 11/10/2018

Omar El Akkad, journalist and author of American War, will interview Elizabeth Rush at the Portland Book Festival.

– 10/19/2018

William Brewer will appear alongside Rob Hylton, sam sax, and Rachel Wiley in the Poems and Conversation: Readings and Q & A event at the Dodge Poetry Festival

– 10/26/2018

WORD Brooklyn hosts Jos Charles for reading from her poetry collection feeld.

Amy Thielen

Amy Thielen

AMY THIELEN is the author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook The New Midwestern Table and the host of Heartland Table on Food Network. A former New York City line cook, she now speaks and writes about home cooking for radio, television, and magazines, including Saveur, where she’s a contributing editor. She lives with her husband, visual artist Aaron Spangler, their son, his dog, and a bunch of chickens, in rural Park Rapids, Minnesota.

Bookseller Recommendations: 😈 Halloween Edition! 🎃

We are feeling the Halloween spirit here at Milkweed Books (have you seen our Trick or Treat display?), so to celebrate, here is a 💥 bonus round 💥 of book recommendations featuring the dark and scary stuff we think you might like to read this month. Whether you’re feeling like historical Midwestern gothic, a wacky German war satire, or haunting Urdu short stories, we have something for you to try.


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