– 02/19/2019

Readings by Writers will host various authors including Michael BazzettClaire Wahmanholm, Mary Moore Easter, and Gretchen Marquette as part of their monthly reading series hosted by poet Tim Nolan

– 01/28/2019


The winter coffeehouse “Morningside After Dark” will house itself in the beloved Fellowship Hall and will feature songs and stories around a January theme. Enjoy a complimentary Caribou coffee bar and treats while you take in performances with fellow EMCC members and the community.

Bookstore Staff Favorites of 2018!

When the time came to make our year-end lists, we decided against developing a unified theory of list-making—we couldn’t agree on what the parameters should be, and it didn’t seem much like our style anyway. So instead, each bookseller came up with their own selection of the best books they read in 2018, free of constraints. Out of the staggering number of brilliant books read and published this year, we carved out these four lists: one minimal, one medium, and two maximal, with a vast range of genre, style, and perspectives across them all.

– 01/23/2019

Author, playwright, and Yale Drama professor Sarah Ruhl will share a shimmering exploration of love, art, mortality, and the afterlife, in the context of her distinguished career.

– 02/01/2019

The Loft Literary Center presents their 2018-2019 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentor V.V. Ganeshananthan and fellows Debra J. Stone and Ariane Sandford. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.

– 01/16/2019

This evening of artists expressing their love and concern for the environment will feature writers Laurie Allmann, Zoe Bird, Ruth Bly, Bethany Delaney, Howana Sullivan-Janzen, James Lenfestey, Wang Ping, Jonathan Stensland, Sarah Stonich, and storyteller Kevin Kling. 

– 12/18/2018

Readings by Writers will host various authors including James Lenfestey as part of their monthly reading series. 

Lee Ann Roripaugh

In March 2011, a tsunami caused by an earthquake collided with nearby power plant Fukushima Daiichi, causing the only nuclear disaster in history to rival Chernobyl in scope. These poems take a piercing, witty, and ferocious look into the heart of the disaster, showing us survivors, victims, and Tsunami: a force of nature, femme fatale, and “annihilatrix.”

– 02/27/2019

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.

Milkweed Editions Announces Regional Poetry Prize Expansion and 2019 Judge

Milkweed Editions is pleased to announce that the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, the largest regional poetry prize in the country, will continue under a new name, the Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry. The prize will also offer expanded eligibility, adding Michigan to the list of eligible states of residence for entrants in the upper Midwest. The 2019 judge will be acclaimed poet, essayist, and literary translator, Khaled Mattawa.


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