– 02/27/2017

Michael Bazett will read poetry at Morningside After Dark, a winter storytelling and live music series with performances woven together by a monthly theme — "tempted" is this month's theme. Other readings from by Colleen Kruse, Rob Perez, Nekima Levy-Pounds, Marta Drew, Steve Marsh, Elizabeth Tannen and Rachel Awes, and musical performances by Jillian Rae, Walter Chancellor Jr, Sarah Morris, Larry Kirby, Munnah, Jay Smart, Deborah Savran, Terry Walsh, Andra Suchy and Jason Roberts. Doors open at 7 pm. 


– 02/23/2017

Ada Limón will read from her latest collection, Bright Dead Things, as a part of the University of Cincinnati's Visiting Writers Series. The reading will be followed by a book signing.

– 04/26/2017

The Loft presents Lesley Nneka Arimah, author of the highly anticipated short story collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.


Lesley Arimah describes her debut collection as “a book that interrogates the Nigerian experience, exploring the past, present and future.” What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky joins a...

Hans in the Bardo

“Masterpiece” is a label I am quite wary to use on contemporary literature, but Lincoln in the Bardo has won me over so completely that I’m afraid I can’t avoid it. In fact, I didn’t even want to write this post. Colson Whitehead has already reviewed the book masterfully and George Saunders certainly doesn’t need our help in boosting sales for his eighth book of fiction—even though this is his first novel. But: there are books we read and enjoy for their prose or creativity in storytelling; books we enjoy while reading and then forget fairly quickly. This, for me, is no such book.

– 04/22/2017

Minnesota Cooks! author panel discussion. Join moderator Beth Dooley, Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook and In Winter's Kitchen, as she leads a panel of cookbook authors to discuss cooking with fresh, locally-sourced food. You'll hear from experts Tricia Cornell, Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook, Beatrice Ojakangas, Homemade, and Teresa Marrone, Dishing Up Minnesota. 

– 02/24/2017

Justin Boening will read from his debut collection, Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last, alongside poet Paisley Rekdal. Books will be available for purchase following the reading. 




– 03/21/2017

Chris Santiago will read from his newest book, Tula, alongside poets Ocean Vuong, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, and Esther Yun.


– 03/12/2017

Alison Hawthorne Deming and Reginald Dwayne Betts will read their poetry as a part of the Tucson Festival of Books. University of Arizona English faculty member and Guggenheim Fellow Alison Hawthorne Deming is the author of Stairway to Heaven (Penguin), and NAACP Image Award winner Reginald Dwayne Betts is the author of Bastards of the Reagan Era

– 03/11/2017

In the panel "Conflict and Coexistence: What Animals Teach Us About Our Humanity" at the Tucson Festival of Books, Steven Church and Alison Hawthorne Deming look at human relationships with the natural world, examining the many ways animals in particular both challenge and contribute to our humanity.

– 02/22/2017

The Fred Fox School of Music will host two visiting scholars, ecologist Robin Wall Kimmerer and composer Asha Srinivasan, as part of The Braiding Sweetgrass Project, an interdisciplinary effort led by oboist Sara Fraker. Funded by a 2017 Artist Research and Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Fraker has commissioned Srinivasan to compose a piece inspired by Kimmerer’s book, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. In this recital, Fraker will premiere the compelling new work, “Braiding” for oboe, electronics, and natural sounds.


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