Notable Twin Cities: 5/13–5/19

Christopher Danielson will read from his new children’s book, How Many? Nomad World Pub, 6:30 p.m., $12. Kevin Griffin presents One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps. Wednesday 5/16:   Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free. Fulton Brewing Taproom, 5:30 p.m., $25. A Counting Book. More from this author → Join the editor, Roberta Uno, and playwrights including Ananya Chatterjea, Dionna Daniel, Kathryn Haddad, Meena Natarajan, and Marcie Rendon for a discussion and celebration. Join Bonnie Kristian for the launch of her new book, A Flexible Faith. Open Book, 6 p.m., free. Thursday 5/17:   As a part of the Loft’s “To Be Honest” theme, join this celebration and discussion of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color. &laquo Previous post like this

Notable Twin Cities: 5/13–5/19

By Abby Anderson
May 13th, 2018

Sunday 5/13: Deb Aronson presents Alexandra the Great: The Story of the Record-Breaking Filly Who Ruled the Racetrack. Admission includes one Fulton beverage of their choice, an exclusive print letterpessed on the spot by Fontlove Studio, the chance to create a found poem, and the opportunity to support innovative programming, great books, and community. Join author Chibundu Onuzo to celebrate the release of her novel Welcome to Lagos. Tuesday 5/15:   Wendy Brown-Baez will be reading from her new book Catch a Dream, followed by a Q&A and writing workshop. Abby Anderson is a fiction writer and an MFA candidate at Hamline University. SubText Books, 7 p.m., free. Eat My Words Bookstore, 7 p.m., free. Open Book, 6 p.m., free. If you don’t get the newsletter, you should definitely sign up—it’s good stuff, and they don’t bomb your inbox. Joan Hicks Boone will present   The Best Girl. She lives in Minneapolis with an extra large cat, many books, and lots of crap from estate sales. Saturday 5/19:   Author Gary Kaunonen will discuss his book Flames of Discontent: The 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike, which tells the story of the 1916 miners’ strike in northern Minnesota, one of the most important events in organized labor history of the 20th century, and what it meant for workers, immigrants, and labor relations. *
Here’s a thing:   The Friends of the Hennepin County Library are always coming up with new ways to indulge all you lit lovers out there, and their newsletter is bursting with all kinds of goodies and tidbits to geek out over. The author will give a short talk and reading, and a book signing will follow. Judges will be Steph Opitz, Brandi Brown, and Jana Shortal. Hayden Heights Library, 2 p.m., free. SubText Books, 10:30 a.m., free. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free. Drawing from pathbreaking theaters across the country, this new anthology features plays from renowned and emerging playwrights, presenting a rich array of voices and aesthetics in a transforming America. Barry ZeVan will read and discuss his memoir, My Life Among the Giants, and a book signing will follow. ***
Please email any event listings you’d like to see to   [email protected]. Contenders will be Patrick Nathan, Su Hwang, Khary Jackson, and Jeanne Lutz. ***
Notable Twin Cities logo designed by Tyler Barton. Reading, conversation, and short Q&A followed by signing and reception. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 5 p.m., free. Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 7 p.m., free. Monday 5/14: Coffee House Press announces the return of Housequake, their annual party and fundraiser. Onuzo will be conversation with Lesley Nneka Arimah, author of the story collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky.