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1984 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
2003 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108
1980 Folwell Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
2245 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
1536 Hewitt Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104
Micawber's Books (1.0 miles)
2238 Carter Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
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1755 Prior Avenue N., Falcon Heights, MN 55113
777 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Midway Book Store (1.7 miles)
1579 University Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
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Whitney Annex (1.9 miles)
3032 Hennepin Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55408
3000 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
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1940 Lexington Ave N, St Paul, MN 55113
2180 North Hamline, Roseville, MN 55113
1831 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
1771 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104

Local events

Aug
1
Mark L. Winston, Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive
Common Good Books, Saturday, August 1 at 7pm
Mark L. Winston, Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive

Speaking and signing, Common Good Books (cosponsored by the University of Minnesota Bee Squad) (added from Harvard University Press)
Aug
2
J. Ryan Stradal
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Sunday, August 2 at 4pm
J. Ryan Stradal (added from Random House)
Aug
15
Nepantla Launch
The Loft Literary Center, Saturday, August 15 at 7pm
Please join us for the launch of the second issue of Nepantla on Saturday, August 15 at 7 p.m.

Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color is an intentional community space. Their mission is to nurture, celebrate, and preserve diversity within the queer poetry community. Through this journal, Nepantla is attempting to center the lives and experiences of QPOC in contemporary America.

With sponsor Lambda Literary, we are celebrating the launch of Nepantla's second issue with a national series of readings and launch parties—one in each region of the continental U.S.—in an ongoing effort to ensure the journal's accessibility, diversity, and inclusiveness to all communities of queer and trans people of color. Co-hosted by Graywolf Press and Coffee House Press, the Midwest regional event will be held on Saturday, August 15, at 7 p.m. at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, and will feature performances by four outstanding poets—Hieu Minh Nguyen, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Erin Sharkey, and Danez Smith.

Hieu Minh Nguyen's poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Devil’s Lake, The Journal, Southern Indiana Review, Vinyl, The Paris-American, and Indiana Review. Hieu is a Kundiman fellow, and a recipient of the Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant from The Loft Literary Center. His debut collection of poetry, This Way to the Sugar (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014), was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award. He is currently living in Minneapolis.

Cameron Awkward-Rich is the author of the chapbook Transit, published by Button Poetry in 2015. His work has appeared/is forthcoming in The Journal, cream city review, Vinyl, and elsewhere. A Cave Canem fellow, Cam is currently a PhD candidate in Modern Thought & Literature at Stanford University. His first full length collection, Sympathetic Little Monster, will be released by Ricochet Editions in January 2016. You can find him at www.cawkwardrich.com.

Erin Sharkey is a prose poet, essayist, educator, and graphic designer, passionate about creating events and spaces where community and art are vital. She was nominated for Best New Poets 2015, has been recently featured in The 2015 Great Twin Cities Poetry Read, is a 2015 Givens Foundation for African American Literature Fellow, and has been published in rockpaperscissors. Erin is a co-founder of Free Black Dirt, an artist collective committed to creating original theater and performance, hosting innovative events, organizing local artists, and promoting and supporting the emerging artists’ of color community in the Twin Cities. Erin recently produced the play, There Are Other Worlds, which opened to sold out audiences at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis. Erin is an MFA candidate at Hamline University.

Danez Smith is the author of insert boy (2014, YesYes Books), winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. His second collection will be published by Graywolf Press in 2017. His work has been published and featured widely including in Poetry Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, Buzzfeed, Blavity, and Ploughshares. He is a 2014 Ruth Lilly-Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow, a Cave Canem and VONA alum, and a recipient of a McKnight Foundation Fellowship. He is a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist, placing second in 2014. He edits for The Offing and is a founding member of two collectives, Dark Noise and Sad Boy Supper Club. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.

There is a $5-$10 suggested admission fee for this event. (The_Loft_Library)
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Sep
4
McKnight Poetry Fellows Reading
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, September 4 at 7pm
Come see readings by the 2014 McKnight Fellows in Poetry, administered by the Loft Literary Center. Guidelines for the 2016 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Writers in Poetry and Younger Children's Literature, administered by the Loft Literary Center, are available now.

Reading:
Sierra DeMulder, Danez Smith, Carolyn Williams-Noren, and Sun Yung Shin

Sun Yung Shin is the author of poetry collections Unbearable Splendor (forthcoming), Rough, and Savage and Skirt Full of Black (Asian American Literary Award) all from Coffee House Press. Her new anthology, A Peculiar Price: New Writing on Racial Realities in Minnesota, is forthcoming from Minnesota Historical Society Press in 2016. She is the co-editor of the anthology Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, and is also the author of Cooper’s Lesson, a bilingual Korean/English illustrated book for children. She is a 2014–15 McKnight Foundation fellow for literature and has received grants and fellowships from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Bush Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and elsewhere. Shin has written for the likes of Star Tribune, Gazillion Voices, The Nerds of Color, and presents her work in a wide variety of community, literary, and academic venues. She lives in Minneapolis.

Carolyn Williams-Noren has built a writing life while raising two daughters and working as a communications manager for a housing nonprofit, and has learned the craft of poetry primarily from teachers, mentors, and colleagues at the Loft. Carolyn's chapbook, Small Like a Tooth, was published this year by Dancing Girl Press. Other recent poems can be found in Salamander, Tar River Poetry, Calyx, and Sugar House Review. Carolyn received a 2010–2011 Loft Mentor Series award, a 2010 Blacklock Nature Sanctuary fellowship, and a 2013 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She is also the founder and custodian of a free poetry lbrary (littlepoetrylibrary.org) in the Minneapolis neighborhood where she lives with her family.

Sierra DeMulder is an internationally touring performance poet and educator. She is a two-time National Poetry Slam champion and the author of The Bones Below and New Shoes on a Dead Horse (2010, 2012, Write Bloody Publishing). Sierra is the recipient of a 2014 McKnight Fellowship. Her work has been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, The Advocate, and more. In addition to performing, Sierra is the curriculum director of the Gustavus Adolphus College Institute of Spoken Word and Poetry Slam, an annual writing summer camp for high school students, and one of the founders of Button Poetry, the largest digital distributor of spoken word in the world. Sierra holds a BA from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Minneapolis with her dog, Fidelis.

Danez Smith was born Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of insert Boy (YesYes Books, 2014), winner of the Lambda Literary Award, and the chapbook hands on ya knees (Penmanship Books, 2013). Smith is the recipient of fellowships from the McKnight Foundation, Cave Canem, Voices of Our Nation (VONA), and elsewhere. He is a founding member of the multigenre, multicultural Dark Noise Collective. His writing has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Beloit Poetry Journal, Kinfolks, and elsewhere. In poetry slam, he is a 2011 Individual World Poetry Slam finalist and the reigning two-time Rustbelt Individual Champion, and was on the 2014 championship team Sad Boy Supper Club. In 2014 he was the festival director for the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam, and he was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a First Wave Urban Arts Scholar. (The_Loft_Library)
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Sep
15
Talking Volumes: Jonathan Franzen
Fitzgerald Theater, Tuesday, September 15 at 7pm
Talking Volumes, Minnesota's nationally acclaimed regional book club, spotlights current books and their authors in Star Tribune articles, author appearances at Saint Paul's Fitzgerald Theater, and Minnesota Public Radio broadcasts. Talking Volumes is a partnership of the Star Tribune and MPR in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center. (davidoffmn)
Event location: 10 E Exchange St, St Paul, MN 55101
Sep
15
Talking Volumes: Jonathan Franzen
The Loft Literary Center, Tuesday, September 15 at 7pm
Talking Volumes, Minnesota's nationally acclaimed regional book club, spotlights current books and their authors in Star Tribune articles, author appearances at Saint Paul's Fitzgerald Theater, and Minnesota Public Radio broadcasts. Talking Volumes is a partnership of the Star Tribune and MPR in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.

From the publisher about Purity: A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom. Young Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother—her only family—is hazardous. But she doesn't have a clue who her father is, why her mother chose to live as a recluse with an invented name, or how she'll ever have a normal life.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of the bestsellers Freedom and The Corrections. He's been a Pulitzer finalist and won the National Book Award. Time Magazine has declared him a "Great American Novelist." He is a passionate birder.

Season tickets for Talking Volumes range from $69.00-$75.00. Single tickets range from $25.00-$30.00 with a VIP experience at $50.00. Members of Minnesota Public Radio, Star Tribune, and The Loft Literary Center receive a $2.00 discount on each standard price tier. Season tickets go on sale July 7, and single tickets on July 23. Call the Minnesota Public Radio box office at 651-290-1200 or visit online at http://fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org for more information. (The_Loft_Library)
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Event location: Fitzgerald Theater
Sep
15
Talking Volumes: Jonathan Franzen
Talking Volumes, Minnesota's nationally acclaimed regional book club, spotlights current books and their authors in Star Tribune articles, author appearances at Saint Paul's Fitzgerald Theater, and Minnesota Public Radio broadcasts. Talking Volumes is a partnership of the Star Tribune and MPR in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center. (davidoffmn)
Event location: 10 E Exchange St, St Paul, MN 55101
Sep
18
Special Reading with Freya Manfred
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, September 18 at 7pm
Please join American Book poet and memoirist, Freya Manfred for a reading from her latest works Speak, Mother and Raising Twins: A True Life Adventure.

One out of every 30 babies is born a twin. Raising Twins: A True Life Adventure is a memoir based on weekly notes Manfred took from the time of her pregnancy until her sons were in college. This memoir is not a "how to" book, or a manual full of bullet points. Manfred does not editorialize, over-interpret, or pretend that she and her husband knew what they were doing. That's the point. They did not. It was almost all improvisation. Many child-rearing theories and cultural fairy tales proved inadequate to raising twins. Most importantly, during this 20 year journey, Freya Manfred and Thomas Pope were brought back repeatedly to a reverence for individuality that is difficult for parents to encourage when overwhelmed with the logistics of raising twins. She says she was "far from a tiger mother. I was more like a dolphin mother, swimming beside our sons, letting two souls explore the depths and heights of their surroundings."

Freya Manfred has eight published books of poetry, including Swimming With a Hundred Year Old Snapping Turtle, which won the 2009 Midwest Booksellers Choice award, and Speak, Mother, due in April of 2015. A longtime MIdwesterner who has also lived on both coasts, her poetry has appeared in over 100 reviews and magazines and 40 anthologies. Her memoir, Frederick Manfred: A Daughter Remembers, was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award and an Iowa Historical Society Award. Novelist Philip Roth says, "Freya Manfred always startles me by how close she gets to everything she sees. That's her tough luck, but it makes her a wonderful poet." He also says, "Her memoir about her father is a classic." Poet Robert Bly says, "What I like about her poems is that they are not floating around in the air or the intellect. The body takes them in. They are brave. The reader and the writer meet each other in the body." Freya lives in Stilllwater, MN with her husband, screenwriter Thomas Pope. Their sons, Nicholas Bly Pope and Ethan Rowan Pope have illustrated some of her poetry. (The_Loft_Library)
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Sep
19
Ham Lake, Minnesota (Images of America Series) by Melvin Aanerud
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Northtown, Saturday, September 19 at 10am
Ham Lake, Minnesota (Images of America Series) by Melvin Aanerud, The Ham Lake Chamber of Commerce (With)

Author Event Why is the city called Ham Lake? Hint: pork and water. Join author Mel Aanerud when he answers this and other interesting questions about Ham Lake, MN. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Oct
25
Talking Volumes: Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink
The Loft Literary Center, Sunday, October 25 at 7pm
Talking Volumes, Minnesota's nationally acclaimed regional book club, spotlights current books and their authors in Star Tribune articles, author appearances at Saint Paul's Fitzgerald Theater, and Minnesota Public Radio broadcasts. Talking Volumes is a partnership of the Star Tribune and MPR in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.

Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel is the first book based on the fictional world of the celebrated podcast of the same name. The twice-monthly podcast is delivered in the style of community radio station updates for a small desert town called Night Vale whose inhabitants experience extraordinary events. Picture Lake Wobegon crossed with the X-Files.

Jeffrey Cranor is a writer and director who works with several theater groups in New York City.

Joseph Fink is a writer and the creator of Welcome to Night Vale.

Season tickets for Talking Volumes range from $69.00-$75.00. Single tickets range from $25.00-$30.00 with a VIP experience at $50.00. Members of Minnesota Public Radio, Star Tribune, and The Loft Literary Center receive a $2.00 discount on each standard price tier. Season tickets go on sale July 7, and single tickets on July 23. Call the Minnesota Public Radio box office at 651-290-1200 or visit online at http://fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org for more information. (The_Loft_Library)
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Event location: Fitzgerald Theater
Nov
6
Talking Volumes: John Irving
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, November 6 at 7pm
Talking Volumes, Minnesota's nationally acclaimed regional book club, spotlights current books and their authors in Star Tribune articles, author appearances at Saint Paul's Fitzgerald Theater, and Minnesota Public Radio broadcasts. Talking Volumes is a partnership of the Star Tribune and MPR in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.

From the publisher about Avenue of Mysteries: As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. “An aura of fate had marked him,” John Irving writes, of Juan Diego. “The chain of events, the links in our lives—what leads us where we’re going, the courses we follow to our ends, what we don’t see coming, and what we do—all this can be mysterious, or simply unseen, or even obvious.”

Avenue of Mysteries is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past—in Mexico—collides with his future.

John Irving is a National Book Award winner, an o. Henry award winner, an Oscar winner, an inductee into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Season tickets for Talking Volumes range from $69.00-$75.00. Single tickets range from $25.00-$30.00 with a VIP experience at $50.00. Members of Minnesota Public Radio, Star Tribune, and The Loft Literary Center receive a $2.00 discount on each standard price tier. Season tickets go on sale July 7, and single tickets on July 23. Call the Minnesota Public Radio box office at 651-290-1200 or visit online at http://fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org for more information. (The_Loft_Library)
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Event location: Fitzgerald Theater
Nov
7
John Connolly
Once Upon a Crime, Saturday, November 7 at 7pm
John Connolly is the author of The Wrath of Angels, The Burning Soul, The Book of Lost Things, and Bad Men, among many others. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Nov
7
Story of the Book: Shannon Gibney
The Loft Literary Center, Saturday, November 7 at 7pm
The Loft Literary Center presents Story of the Book with Shannon Gibney, November 7, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Young adult author, Shannon Gibney, celebrates the release of her novel See No Color as part of the Loft Literary Center's Reading Series: Story of the Book. Gibney will share the story of how her book came to be during a conversation with Lisa Marie Brimmer, and read excerpts from the novel. See No Color explores themes of identity and belonging in the context of transracial adoption.

Shannon Gibney is a writer, educator, and activist in Minneapolis. Her young adult novel See No Color, will be released by Carolrhoda Lab in November 2015. Her writing has appeared in a variety of venues, including The Crisis, Gawker, and Inside Higher Education. Gibney is a professor of English at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), where she teaches critical and creative writing, journalism, and African diasporic topics. A former Bush Artist Fellow, she lives with her husband and children in Minneapolis.

Lisa Marie Brimmer is a writer and performance artist. She is a two-time Givens Foundation for African American Literature fellow and has received a Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellowship. She is a contributing writer for Gazillion Voices Magazine, a member of Savage Umbrella Theater Company, and board member of Patrick's Cabaret. Her work has been published in Ishmael Reed’s Konch Magazine and her improvisational music collective, High Society, has been featured on Minnesota Public Radio and KFAI.

There is a suggested admission fee of $5–10 for this event. (The_Loft_Library)
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Nov
10
Talking Volumes: Stacy Schiff
The Loft Literary Center, Tuesday, November 10 at 7pm
Talking Volumes, Minnesota's nationally acclaimed regional book club, spotlights current books and their authors in Star Tribune articles, author appearances at Saint Paul's Fitzgerald Theater, and Minnesota Public Radio broadcasts. Talking Volumes is a partnership of the Star Tribune and MPR in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.

From the publisher about The Witches: It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death.

The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic.

Stacy Schiff is a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. She has written about the lives of Benjamin Franklin, Vera Nabokov, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Her last book, Cleopatra: A Life topped the bestseller lists.

Season tickets for Talking Volumes range from $69.00-$75.00. Single tickets range from $25.00-$30.00 with a VIP experience at $50.00. Members of Minnesota Public Radio, Star Tribune, and The Loft Literary Center receive a $2.00 discount on each standard price tier. Season tickets go on sale July 7, and single tickets on July 23. Call the Minnesota Public Radio box office at 651-290-1200 or visit online at http://fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org for more information. (The_Loft_Library)
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Event location: Fitzgerald Theater
Nov
13
The Loft's Pitch Conference 2015
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, November 13 at 7pm
The Loft is bringing leading agents and editors to Minneapolis. They'll be here seeking great, new work. Will you be pitching yours?

Each attendee will be guaranteed two pitch sessions with a participating agent or editor. The full lineup will be announced soon, but confirmed participating agents include Donald Maass, Marly Rusoff, Katie Grimm, Laura Zats, Louise Fury, Noah Ballard, Regina Brooks, Reiko Davis, Sarah Levitt, and Jessica Sinsheimer.

The conference will cover two intense days. Friday will feature an intensive day-long workshop led by Donald Maass. That night, attendees will gather for a fun and informative event featuring visiting agents and editors responding to anonymous query letters.

On Saturday, attendees will return for a full lineup of breakout sessions—including two one-on-one pitch sessions with a visiting agent or editor.

The conference is limited to 108 attendees. Registration will open to Loft members on April 22, 2015. If space is available, registration will open to the general public on April 29, 2015. Registration includes access to both days of workshops, sessions, and events, lunch both days, and two one-on-one pitches with an agent or editor.

$495.00 Regular
$445.50 Member (The_Loft_Library)
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Nov
14
THE REINDEER WISH with Lori Evert, Per Breiehagen, and Anja - Launch Party!
Red Balloon Bookshop, Saturday, November 14 at 10:30am
New York Times bestselling duo Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen (The Christmas Wish and The Tiny Wish) sweep us back into their enchanting world with yet another breathtaking adventure featuring their daughter, Anja. Join us for a launch party as magical as their newest book, The Reindeer Wish! Save the date; more details coming soon!

DATE: Saturday, Nov 14, 10:30 am TIME: 10:30 am PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Dec
2
Talking Volumes: Jane Smiley
The Loft Literary Center, Wednesday, December 2 at 7pm
Talking Volumes, Minnesota's nationally acclaimed regional book club, spotlights current books and their authors in Star Tribune articles, author appearances at Saint Paul's Fitzgerald Theater, and Minnesota Public Radio broadcasts. Talking Volumes is a partnership of the Star Tribune and MPR in collaboration with The Loft Literary Center.

From the publisher about Golden Age: 1987: the next generation of Langdons are facing economic, social, cultural, and political challenges unlike anything their ancestors have encountered. Moving seamlessly from the power-brokered 1980s and the scandal-ridden '90s to our own moment—and beyond—Golden Age combines intimate drama, emotional suspense, and a full command of history, bringing to a magnificent conclusion the century-long portrait of one unforgettable family. It is the crowning literary achievement from a master of American storytelling.

Jane Smiley is the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist of A Thousand Acres, Ten Days in the Hills, Some Luck, and Early Warning.

Season tickets for Talking Volumes range from $69.00-$75.00. Single tickets range from $25.00-$30.00 with a VIP experience at $50.00. Members of Minnesota Public Radio, Star Tribune, and The Loft Literary Center receive a $2.00 discount on each standard price tier. Season tickets go on sale July 7, and single tickets on July 23. Call the Minnesota Public Radio box office at 651-290-1200 or visit online at http://fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org for more information. (The_Loft_Library)
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Event location: Fitzgerald Theater
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