Next up for our Political Action Book Club, we'll be reading a short but powerful essay by the brilliant Valeria Luiselli titled Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions. This book tells the story of the many undocumented children who are picked up along the southern border.
This event will be host at Hamilton Ink Spot at 375 Wabasha St N, St Paul, MN 55102.
Join Hamilton Ink Spot founder and letterpress printer Bill Moran for a virtual tour of some of the twin cities typographic gems. From 15th century manuscripts to 19th century fine press printing you'll see some of the finest type specimens the University of Minnesota has to offer.
Shelley DeWees presents "Not Just Jane: Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature"
This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather looming over the state.
Look for the rescheduled date in January. Our apologies for an inconvenience.
From esteemed photographer Daniel Corrigan comes Heyday: 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis, a look back at more than three decades of music in Minneapolis. With accompanying text by Danny Sigelman, this evocative photo book provides a rare glimpse into a significant yet largely unsung fixture of the Minneapolis music scene. This event will feature both Corrigan and Sigelman in conversation with each other.
Three local poets read from their materials.
A post reading reception takes place at Hamilton Ink Spot around the corner. Snacks and bevvies will be served and a broadside of Patrick's work will be available.
Wisconsin poet Patrick Moran wins Grayson Books Poetry Award with his new collection There Are Things We Live Among.
Readings and memories by Mark Vinz, Freya Manfred, Mike Hazard, Jim Lenfestey, Patricia Kirkpatrick, J.P. White, Richard Robbins, and Dale Jacobson. A broadside created especially for the occasion by celebrated artist Gaylord Schanilec will be available for sale along with copies of McGrath's books.
The world Emilie Buchwald's poems conjure in 'The Moment's Only Moment' is a union of heart and head. These poems illuminate the everyday, interrogate personal history, and evoke the essence of places traveled and people encountered, remembered, cherished. A constant thread in ''The Moment's Only Moment'' is the imperative to be awake and aware during one's passage through time, to live a life that's fully inhabited, a life that seeks meaning and kindles memories.
Two wonderful local food writers sign books and chat about food across from the St. Paul Farmer's Market at Golden's Deli in Lowertown. Come find out what's cooking this winter.
The Center for Victims of TortureTM (CVT) is an international nongovernmental organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with locations around the world, including Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Uganda, and the United States.
Local poets share from their collections.
ven er a ble: worthy of honor, love, and respect by virtue of wisdom and experience
Venerable Women: Transform Ourselves, Transform the World unveils the twelve ways women are born to change the world—starting within themselves.
Leif Pettersen is a tourism professional, writer, humorist, and world traveler from Minneapolis, Minn. He has traveled through 55 countries and lived in Spain, Romania and Italy. Pettersen was a silver medalist at the 2014 International Jugglers' Association championships, loves chocolate, hates pickles, types with exactly four fingers, and can escape from a straitjacket.
Allen Eskens is the award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The Guise of Another, and The Heavens May Fall. A criminal-defense attorney for twenty-five years, he lives with his wife in Minnesota.
Tim Nolan was born in Minneapolis in 1954. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1978 with a B.A. in English. He and his wife Kate moved to New York City in 1978 where he obtained an M.F.A. degree in writing from Columbia University, worked as an archivist at the Whitney Museum, and read the poetry slush pile for The Paris Review.
This event will be hosted in the community room at the Pioneer-Endicott Building at 141 4th. St. East.
Believers and nonbelievers, the faithful and faith-free alike will learn from, laugh with, and love this book.
Mary Morse is an American writer with interests in religion and its alternatives, social equity, climate change and the environment, education, urbanism, the future, and other small topics.
Join us in celebrating the release of A Little Book of Abundance. This poetry anthology celebrates the beauty of daily life, the bountiful gifts it provides. The authors belong to a poetry workshop led by Margaret Hasse for more than six years.
This event will be hosted at the Saint Paul Athletic Club 340 Cedar St.
"Luther's well-researched book speaks powerfully to the complicated landscape of sexual assaults on college campuses--including the greedy interests at play in denying it--and provides us a much-needed road map for instituting effective change. I highly recommend this book for anyone who believes that student safety should matter more than athletic success, and that we all have a role to play in assuring that it does."--Ben Strauss, coauthor of Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA
"Raw, authoritative, and unflinching ... An elaborately detailed, darkly surprising, definitive history of the LA gangsta rap era."---Kirkus, starred review
A monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of artists at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur.
Twenty-four years have passed since the murdered girl was buried. The classmate who confessed to the stabbing is doing time. Both families moved out of town. Case closed? Justice done? Not so fast. As they converge on their California high school's 100th anniversary celebration, cryptic notes are unsettling members of the "Class of '67." Some question what they thought they knew.
A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their children.
Anu Partanen's work has appeared in The New York Times and The Atlantic. A journalist in Helsinki for many years, she has also worked at Fortune magazine as a visiting reporter through the Innovation Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University. She lives in New York City.
16-year-old Mary-Louise comes home from swimming lessons one day to find she is absent from family photographs, her bedroom has turned into a linen closet, and all of her possessions have disappeared. More troubling, her family goes on as if she never existed. The only person in town who can actually see her is a boy she calls Fish, a YMCA swimming instructor, but Fish is hiding from a troubled past and the person he sees is entirely different from who she thought she was.
In the extraordinary new Cork O Connor thriller from "New York Times" bestselling and Edgar Award winning author William Kent Krueger, the lives of hundreds of innocent people are at stake when Cork vanishes just days before his daughter s wedding.
This event has been moved to the St. Paul Athletic Club at 340 Cedar St.
A highly acclaimed novelist now gives us a true epic: a love story that spans sixty years, generations worth of feuds, and secrets withheld and revealed.
"The last time I read a literary thriller so profound Cormac McCarthy's name was on its spine. But Peter Geye is his own man and Wintering is as unique and menacingly beautiful as its Minnesota borderlands setting."-- Richard Russo
B.S., Incorporated is a funny, insightful, and heartfelt story that captures the humor and humanity of the 9-to-5 grind. It has been compared to The Office, The Devil Wears Prada, and Office Space.