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14395 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068
14880 Florence Trail, Apple Valley, MN 55124
14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124
7600 W. 150th Street, Apple Valley, MN 55124
1340 Wescott Road, Eagan, MN 55123
1291 Promenade Place, Eagan, MN 55121
1515 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121
Daily Bread Books (5.9 miles)
9600 163rd Street W, Lakeville, MN 55044
Christine's Books (6.0 miles)
828 West County Road 42, Burnsville, MN 55337
1101 County Road 42 W., Burnsville, MN 55306
8098 Blaine Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN 55425
118 E. Broadway, Suite 238, Bloomington, MN 55425
5160 Center Court (Mall of America), Bloomington, MN 55425
20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville, MN 55044
8900 Portland Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55420
508 3rd Street, Farmington, MN 55024
8801 Portland Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55420
8800 Penn Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55431
13090 Alabama Avenue S., Savage, MN 55378
9700 France Avenue S., Bloomington, MN 55431
7100 Nicollet Avenue, Richfield, MN 55423
405 7th Avenue, Newport, MN 55055
199 E. Wentworth Avenue, West St. Paul, MN 55118
Book Trader (10.9 miles)
5344 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417
106 3rd Avenue N., South St. Paul, MN 55075
5100 34th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55417
1974 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116
2080 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116
2041 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116
7900 Hemingway Avenue S., Cottage Grove, MN 55016
7001 York Avenue S., Edina, MN 55435
3225 W. 69th Street, Edina, MN 55435
6819 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
1185 Concord St N, Suite 218, South St Paul, MN 55075-1150
Auntie Em's Boooks (11.8 miles)
5 W. Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55419
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
4755 Chicago Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55407
5244 Lyndale Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55419
265 Oneida Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
503 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102
1 E. George Street, St. Paul, MN 55107
4026 28th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55406
5251 West 73rd Street, Suite I, Edina, MN 55439
1332 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Common Good Books (12.8 miles)
38 S Snelling Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
3747 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406

Local events

Apr
18
Mentor Series: Jerald Walker
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, April 18 at 7pm
The 2013–14 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents nonfiction mentor Jerald Walker reading along with program participants Elizabeth di Grazia (nonfiction) and Pamela Schmid (nonfiction).

A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Jerald Walker has published in magazines such as Creative Nonfiction, The Missouri Review, The Harvard Review, Mother Jones, The Iowa Review, and The Oxford American, and he has been widely anthologized, including multiple times in The Best American Essays. Walker is the author of Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption, recipient of the 2011 PEN New England/L.L.Winship Award for Nonfiction and named a Best Memoir of the Year by Kirkus Reviews.

Elizabeth di Grazia with her partner created a home in Richfield, MN and eleven years ago, welcomed two infants, completing their family. She is a contributing and founding member of the blog, WordSisters, In it together - from Inspiration to Publication! She has been published in many literary publications and was a 2013 recipient of a Next Step Grant. She earned her MFA at Hamline University.

Pamela Schmid is the creative nonfiction editor for Sleet magazine. Before receiving her MFA degree from Hamline University, she spent more than a decade reporting and editing for the Star Tribune and The Associated Press. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Sweet, Sleet, and Rock Paper Scissors. She lives in Saint Paul with her husband and son. (The_Loft_Library)
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Apr
18
Basic Sexual Adventuring-- A Tantric Approach
Smitten Kitten, Friday, April 18 at 7pm
Start your sexual adventures with Tantra experts and authors Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson. Topics covered will include sexual consciousness, emotional intimacy and long term love.
Long-term relationships require people to maintain intimacy as well as separateness, comfort as well as passion. These aspects of a partnership can often feel like antitheses. Good sex is closely tied to the general health of a long-term relationship. Misguided beliefs about the nature of sex, love, and what it takes to have an enduring relationship are deeply embedded in Western culture. Join Mark & Patricia as they take you through the steps to creating a lasting emotional bond. (CleisPress)… (more)
Apr
19
Author Signing With Shane Lindemoen
Author Signing Meet author Shane Lindemoen, in store from noon to 3:00 pm. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Apr
19
Saturday, April 19, 1pm: Vet Visit!
Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers, Saturday, April 19 at 1pm
Calling all aspiring veterinarians, animal lovers, and generally curious kiddos!

It's that time of year: Daniel Handler, Trini Lopez, Booker T & Sumo Mouse (the cats), Doodle & Ferdinand (the ferrets), and Amelia & Mr. Skeeter (the chinchillas) are all getting their annual check-ups, and you are invited to attend.

Now's your chance to see a real, live vet in action: checking teeth and ears, administering shots, and giving the Wild Rumpus critters (the furry ones) a once over. You'll have a chance to listen to tiny heartbeats through a stethoscope and guess how much our adorable chinchillas weigh. (Hint: most of that fluff is fur.)

Dr. Ali from All Paws is not only an amazing veterinarian, she is also happy to answer all of your questions. Come take advantage of this opportunity to pick her brain as she works. It only comes around once a year.

(Find out more about Dr. Ali and All Paws Animal Hospital here.)

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Apr
19
Chaun Webster - Third Space Imaginary: Zines & Other Potentially Transformational Media - Pre-registration required
Moon Palace Books, Saturday, April 19 at 1pm
This two-hour workshop introduces third-space theory as a paradigm for examining virtual and material intersections in art production, zines being one material example. Key questions will be raised about how traditional production forms in literature and other media keep communities of color from determining which stories have value and what stories are even legible in our political discourse. Workshop attendees will have an opportunity to break into small groups to discuss case studies and work together to build strategies in viable multi-sector alternatives. Pre-registration required.

Chaun Webster is a Poet, Publisher and Graphic Designer in no particular order. Webster’s poetry finds its influences in the intersections of the Black Arts Movement and Jazz, the Concrete Poetry Tradition and Grafitti. In 2009 he launched Free Poet’s Press, a small publishing company, to create a self-determining space for art production in Black and Brown communities. As guerrilla media, Free Poets Press utilizes low-tech production methods and local distribution to disseminate radical ideas through the arts. Webster was awarded a Verve Grant for Spoken Word Poetry, which led to the production of HaiCOUP: a fieldguide in guerrilla (po)ethics, with Twin Cities Poet’s Marissa Carr, Ibrahima Kaba, and Jake Virden. Through Kickstarter he raised funds to release the RE-Scripted Chapbook Series. In 2013 Webster received a Neighborhood Partnership Initiative Grant through the University of Minnesota's Center for Urban Regional Affairs (CURA) to develop a critical literacy initiative in the Cleveland Neighborhood of North Minneapolis.

Location: Street: 2820 E 33rd St Additional: City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55406 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
19
Tabatha Coffey will be promoting Own It!
Tabatha Coffey will be promoting Own It! (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
20
Closed - April 20th
Moon Palace Books, Sunday, April 20 at 00am
We will be closed Sunday, April 20th. Thanks!

Location: Street: 2820 E 33rd St Additional: City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55406 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
21
Stuart Gibbs
Nina's Coffee Cafe, Monday, April 21 at 7pm
Stuart Gibbs is the author of Belly Up, Spy School, Spy Camp, and Poached, and has also written several screenplays, including American Summer and Parental Guidance. He lives in Los Angeles. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Apr
22
Red Green
Red Green (How to Do Everything, Red Green's Beginner's Guide to Women, Red Green's Beginner's Guide to Women, The Green Red Green)

Red Green is the leader of Possum Lodge, Chapter 11, a northern Ontario eyesore. He is friendly, inventive, cheap and as honest as the day is long, which means he's the least honest on December 21. When he works on his handyman projects, Red is not stupid, he's impatient. So he uses duct tape to "buy time." Red Green is the star of The Red Green Show, which had first runs in Canada and the US from 1991 until 2006, making it the longest running live-action scripted comedy in the world. It continues to be enormously popular in reruns here and in the States. Red Green is the creation of Canadian comedian and writer Steve Smith. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
22
Holy Cow Publication Launch with Jane Yolen, Kate Green, and Susan Deborah King
The Loft Literary Center, Tuesday, April 22 at 7pm
Tourist in the Pure Land, Poems by Kate Green

Kate Green’s second full-length book of poetry spans thirty years of writing, an accumulation of lyricism layered with wisdom.

Dropping into the Flower, Poems by Susan Deborah King

In Dropping into the Flower, her fifth full-length collection of poems, Susan Deborah King, focuses in lush, sensual detail, on many varieties of flowers, celebrating their qualities and allowing them to speak to her imagination.

The Bloody Tide: Polemics, Politics, Poetry by Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen's new collection of sixty political poems presents us with a courageous perspective of our most troubling events: the Holocaust, the Boston massacre, endless war, global warming—all with a search for the moral imperative. Jane Yolen, often called “the Hans Christian Andersen of America,” is the author of over 340 books, including Owl Moon and The Devil's Arithmetic. (The_Loft_Library)
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Apr
23
World Book Night 2014
Moon Palace Books, Wednesday, April 23 at 00am
Who is helping give out half a million free books across America on April 23rd? We are!

Moon Palace Books is proud to be one of 2,300 bookstores and libraries across America supporting World Book Night 2014.

On April 23- Shakespeare’s birthday- 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America.

Moon Palace Books serves as a community base for local givers, receiving the books that they will be giving out and providing useful resources.

World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: It’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways—through the sharing of stories.

Check out a list of World Book Night titles at us.worldbooknight.org or on our website here.

Location: Street: 2820 E 33rd St Additional: City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55406 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
Wednesday, April 23: World Book Night
Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers, Wednesday, April 23 at 00am
The deadline for giver applications has passed. If you applied to be a giver, look for an email in early February. If you missed the deadline, please join us next year!

Find out more about World Book Night here.

Wild Rumpus will host an opening reception for our givers. Pick up your books, drink some champagne, and talk books with other book lovers. More information will follow after you receive your giver acceptance letter in early February!

Each year, 30- 35 books are chosen by an independent panel of librarians and booksellers (click here to see the 2014 books). The authors of the books waive their royalties and the publishers agree to pay the costs of producing the specially-printed World Book Night U.S. editions. Bookstores and libraries sign up to be community host locations for the volunteer book givers. After the book titles are announced, members of the public apply to personally hand out 20 copies of a particular title in their community. World Book Night U.S. vets the applications, and the givers are chosen based on their ability to reach light and non-readers. The selected givers choose a local participating bookstore or library from which to pick up the 20 copies of their book, and World Book Night U.S. delivers the books to these host locations. Givers pick up their books in the week before World Book Night. On April 23rd, they give their books to those who don’t regularly read and/or people who don’t normally have access to printed books, for reasons of means or geography.

WHY IS WORLD BOOK NIGHT IMPORTANT? Why does World Book Night exist? Reading for pleasure improves literacy, actively engaging emerging readers in their desire to read. Reading changes lives, improves employability, social interaction, enfranchisement, and can have a positive effect on mental health and happiness. Book readers are more likely to participate in positive activities such as volunteering, attending cultural events, and even physical exercise. Or more simply put, books are fun—and they can be life-changing. With the passionate volunteer support of thousands of people across the country, World Book Night U.S. is spreading the love of reading, person to person. "Your organization I'm sure has helped so many people. Some people cannot afford books & your organization offers the less fortunate a better opportunity. I thank you for what you offer so many people. Knowledge & adventure." —Malika "Best moment: hearing these young guys walk away with their copy saying, ‘we can have our own book club." —Linda "My readers are reading their book and saying how much they are enjoying it. I have 19 women and 1 man, aged from 75 to 16. Black, white and Hispanic and they are all reading!" —Jane "Thanks for sharing the book. I began reading the first chapter and was excited to be reading again. My life is so busy with work and other community commitments that I forgot about the joy of taking time to read." —Wanda "What a great project to encourage and reward both reading AND volunteering in such a creative way." —Mary Jane “After April 23, we went back to the community center where we gave out Zeitoun and had some potluck dinner and great conversations with the recipients. Thank you, World Book Night!” —Suzie “Gave a book to a woman this morning, who took it with tears in her eyes. She told me that she rarely gets to the library and cannot afford to buy new books on her own. She graciously took the book, opened it up, smelled the pages, said ‘God bless you, my child,’ and walked away clutching her new found treasure. Makes me tear up too, thinking about what a difference we are making today!” —Adrian “Tonight I had a high school boy say, ‘I’m new to the whole reading for fun thing,’ and then show me the books he got for #wbnamerica.” —Lauren “I gave The Kite Runner to a veteran who had been stationed in Afghanistan. He was very excited to read the book and ‘learn something about the place and gain some understanding.’ So rewarding. Thank you to the organizers, authors and publishers!” —Jennifer “I'd like to let you know that just this night I received a packet of thank-you letters hand-written by most of the recipients of my 20 copies of The Hunger Games. These letters come from inmates at a local correctional facility, to whom I donated copies of my WBN book. … My favorite part of any letter was probably: ‘I think the idea for World Book Night is a beneficial concept to help people because for myself, I don't like reading. By you giving us this book, it was the first book that I ever read. I liked the book, and now I'm reading book two Catching Fire.’ (This man stated to my friend, who works at the facility, that this was the first full-length book he had ever read to completion in his life.)” —Heather

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Apr
23
Write Bloody Showcase
The Loft Literary Center, Wednesday, April 23 at 7pm
Featuring Khary Jackson, Sierra DeMulder, Miles Walser, and Franny Choi.

Write Bloody is one of the most exciting independent presses in the nation. With a DIY, rock-star approach to book publishing, Write Bloody is now partnered with over 50 authors and artists, and has published 90 titles. Write Bloody authors are diverse and out there—in small record shops and large colleges, in strange theaters and swampy bars—doing readings all across Europe and the United States. Going to a reading will one day be as common as going to the movies or to see a band and Write Bloody is currently paving the way. The Twin Cities is home to quite a few Write Bloody authors, and the Loft Literary Center is proud to present this local showcase along with special guest Franny Choi, who will be reading from her brand new book. (The_Loft_Library)… (more)
Apr
24
Michael Hall will be promoting It's an Orange Aardvark!
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Har Mar Mall, Thursday, April 24 at 11am
Michael Hall will be promoting It's an Orange Aardvark! (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
24
Thursday, April 24, 6:30pm: Pete Hautman
Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers, Thursday, April 24 at 6:30pm
Finally, the day we've all been waiting for, is (almost) here. Klaatu Terminus, the final book in the Klaatu Diskos trilogy comes out on April 8th, and we're bursting with curiosity and excitement.

It's hard to describe this complicated and stunning trilogy. It includes: the rise and fall of societies and religions, maggot-like creatures, and disks that you can step through to travel to other times. The plot twists and turns through time, and we don't know how Pete Hautman kept it all straight when he wrote it.

In celebration of the release of Klaatu Terminus, we are going to have a big party, complete with arugula and goat cheese burgers. Come to Wild Rumpus on Thursday, April 24th at 6:30PM to party with Pete Hautman and us.

Also, read all three books (Obsidian Blade, Cydonian Pyramid, and of course, Klaatu Terminus). Your mind will be blown.

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Apr
24
On the Come Up with Hannah Weyer and IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project)
The Loft Literary Center, Thursday, April 24 at 7pm
Join us for a reading, conversation, and film presentation with Hannah Weyer, filmmaker and author of On the Come Up, and Anna Simpson, the real-life heroine of Weyer's novel.

Hannah Weyer is a filmmaker whose narrative and documentary films have been screened at the Human Rights Watch and the New York film festivals and have won awards at the Sundance, Locarno, Melbourne, Doubletake, and South by Southwest film festivals. Her screenwriting credits include Life Support (2007), directed by Nelson George, which earned a Golden Globe Award for its lead actress, Queen Latifah. Weyer has worked with teens in the media arts for the past fifteen years and, along with her husband, the filmmaker Jim McKay, started an after-school film club at a public high school in Brooklyn. On the Come Up is her first novel.

About On the Come Up:
Written in an urban vernacular that’s electrifying and intimate, On the Come Up introduces a heroine who is irrepressible, dynamic, and unstintingly honest. Thirteen-year-old AnnMarie Walker dreams of a world beyond Far Rockaway, where the sway of the neighborhood keeps her tied to old ideas about success. While attending a school for pregnant teens, AnnMarie comes across a flyer advertising movie auditions in Manhattan. Astonishingly, improbably, and four months before she’s due to give birth—she lands a lead role. For a time, AnnMarie soars— acting for the camera, flying to the Sundance Film Festival, seeing her face on screen. But when the film fades from view and the realities of her life set in, AnnMarie’s grit and determination are the only tools she has left to keep her moving forward. Told with remarkable compassion, On The Come Up is a triumphant novel of aspiration and inspiration that powerfully illuminates the lives of the urban unseen. Like Sapphire’s Precious Jones, AnnMarie Walker will talk herself off the page and into your heart.

This event is in collaboration with IFP Minnesota and is part of IFP's McKnight funded Master Class series.

IFP Minnesota's mission is to advance a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists through networking, education, funding, and opportunities for showcasing their work. IFP MN envisions a world where expression through images is encouraged and valued. It is the goal of IFP MN to lead the way in supporting the independent filmmaker by creating a healthy and viable filmmaking community in Minnesota. (The_Loft_Library)
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Apr
25
Who's Afraid of a Children's Story?
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, April 25 at 6pm
Marek Oziewicz, Lisa Von Drasek, and Jack Zipes in Conversation with Charlotte Sullivan

Speculative stories, be they fairy tales or dystopian novels, have long enraptured young people—and unnerved adults, from parents to oppressive government officials. Yet these fanciful tales offer a door in the wardrobe, a portal to new possibilities. Why then do these same stories often trouble adults? What cultural beliefs about childhood do these anxieties reveal? And what is the hidden power of such fairy tales, fantasies, and dystopian worlds?

To explore these questions, Jack Zipes will offer the Czech film Who's Afraid of the Wolf, by Maria Prochazkova (2008, unavailable in the US) to illustrate his view that "children read the world through fairy tales." Children's literature scholars Marek Oziewicz, Lisa Von Drasek, and Jack Zipes will then discuss the unique possibilities of speculative stories for young people as well as adult resistance to these tales. Panel moderated by Charlotte Sullivan.

Marek Oziewicz is the Marguerite Henry Professor of Children's and Young Adult Literature in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota.

Charlotte Sullivan interviews children's authors for Write On! Radio at KFAI.

Lisa Von Drasek is the Curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota.

Jack Zipes is professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his scholarly work, he is an active storyteller in public schools and has worked with children's theaters in Europe and the United States.

Who's Afraid of a Children's Story? is free and open to the public. The event kicks off the Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference (April 25–27, 2014). (The_Loft_Library)
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Apr
26
Michael Hall will be promoting It's an Orange Aardvark!
Red Balloon Bookshop, Saturday, April 26 at 10:30am
Michael Hall will be promoting It's an Orange Aardvark! (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
26
Saturday, April 26, 1-3PM: Sensory Friendly Party with Nancy Carlson
Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers, Saturday, April 26 at 1pm
Wild Rumpus, Nancy Carlson, and the Autism Society of Minnesota are hosting a special "Sensory Friendly Party" on Saturday, April 26th from 1 - 3PM. Parties can be lots of fun, but they can also be tough for those of us who have trouble with too much stimulation. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we're having a special party geared for kids who like things a bit more organized and predictable. We'll tell you exactly how it's going to go down, so that you can be prepared to have a great time. Nancy Carlson will read her new book, Armond Goes to a Party: A Book About Asperger's and Friendship. We'll have time to chat with Nancy about writing the book with her friend Armond. A sensory friendly, interactive arts program led by Upstream Arts. We'll do fun activities designed to help us express ourselves in alternative ways. Low key arts and crafts with puzzle pieces from Autism Society of Minnesota Treats! A portion of the proceeds from April 26th will go to Autism Society of Minnesota and Upstream Arts.

Location: Street: 2720 West 43rd St. City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55410-1643 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
27
Long Division - Wild Read Book Club
Moon Palace Books, Sunday, April 27 at 2pm
Welcome to Wild Read! Inspired by the writing of Octavia Butler, our speculative fiction book club reads and discusses books imagining a range of possible futures and parallel presents from diverse cultural perspectives.

Drawing upon different experiences of the present and different understandings of the past Wild Read book selections use adventurous plots and unreal settings to explore very real themes like race, gender, spirituality, science, mythology and power.

Stop by Peace Coffee on your way in to Moon Palace Books and join us Sunday, April 27 for a discussion of Kiese Laymon's Long division. All are welcome but please RSVP at our store, by phone (612-454-0455) or by email (info@moonpalacebooks.com) and we'll set up a chair for you.

Buy your copy at Moon Palace Books and get 20% off.

Location: Street: 2820 E 33rd St Additional: City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55406 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
28
Literary Witnesses: Pattiann Rogers
The Loft Literary Center, Monday, April 28 at 7pm
Award-winning Colorado poet Pattiann Rogers is a rapturous voice of nature and theology, with a “boundless love of the world, and remarkable dexterity as a poet,” according to Orion Magazine. “Everything I see of heaven, I know by the earth,” she writes. She brings a field biologist’s eye to nature’s particulars, that rare poet combining hard science and gob-smacked reverence. She will read for Literary Witnesses at 7 p.m., on Monday, April 28 in Guild Hall. Her books will be for sale by Birchbark Books, and a reception will follow in Jones Commons. The event is free, with a free-will offering.

Pattiann Roger is the author of 15 books, including Firekeeper: New and Selected Poems (Milkweed Editions), a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Award from the Academy of American Poets and a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year. Her poems and essays appear often in the annual collection Best Spiritual Writing. Her collected essays, The Grand Array: Writings on Nature, Science and Spirit, was published in 2010 by Trinity University Press. Penguin Poets released her latest poetry collection, Holy Heathen Rhapsody. She lives near the Rocky Mountains with her husband, John Rogers, a geophysicist. She is a mother of two sons and has three grandsons.

Among her many prizes are the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, the Bock Prize from Poetry, the Roethke Prize from Poetry Northwest, and the Strousse Award from Prairie Schooner. She worked with Poet’s House, New York, The Milwaukee County Zoo, and the Milwaukee Public Library on a three-year project, The Language of Conservation.

Literary Witnesses, a program of the Fine Arts Board, brings regional and national poets, including four U.S. Poet laureates, to add their voices to Plymouth’s artistic exploration of life and the spirit. (The_Loft_Library)
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Event location: Plymouth Congregational Church
Apr
29
James Dawes, Evil Men
Common Good Books, Tuesday, April 29 at 7pm
James Dawes, Evil Men

Discussion and signing with documentary photographer Wing Young Huie, Common Good Books (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
30
Holocaust Awareness Month Reading and Panel with Patrick Hicks
The Loft Literary Center, Wednesday, April 30 at 7pm
Patrick Hicks will lead a reading and panel in remembrance of Holocaust Awareness Month. (The_Loft_Library)
May
2
Mentor Series: Mary Rockcastle
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, May 2 at 7pm
The 2013–14 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents fiction mentor Mary Rockcastle reading along with program participants Maureen Fischer (fiction) and Ember Johnson (nonfiction).

Mary Francois Rockcastle is the author of the novels In Caddis Wood and Rainy Lake, both published by Graywolf Press and nominated for Minnesota Book Awards. Rainy Lake earned a “Best Book for the Teen Age” by the New York Public Library. Her awards include a Bush Foundation Fellowship, a Loft-McKnight Award of Distinction in prose, and the Stanley Lindbergh Award for Excellence in Literary Publishing. She is Director of The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University and founding and executive editor of Water~Stone Review.

Maureen Fischer has published a short story in the anthology, Once Upon a Crime. Another of her short stories won Honorable Mention in the 78th Annual Writers Digest Writing Competition. Currently, she is working on her first novel, Kisangani Mother, set in modern day Democratic Republic of Congo. She is a former United Press International reporter and also spent fifteen years as an advertising copywriter. She now runs her own freelance marketing business.

Ember Johnson lives in lovely Lake City, Minnesota where she raises two amazing children and writes. In her earlier years she worked on a dock in Alaska, worked as a land surveyor, and even owned a small goat farm. So far she's been published in Georgetown Review and is currently working on a memoir. (The_Loft_Library)
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May
3
Trylon Book Club - Cool Hand Luke
Moon Palace Books, Saturday, May 3 at 00am
THAT MOVIE WAS A BOOK?

How many times have you seen a great movie at the Trylon microcinema and were surprised to discover that it was based on a long-forgotten novel? Ever want to read that book?

Behold the TRYLON BOOK CLUB.

Our first foray into this literary and cinematic adventure is Donn Pearce's 1965 novel Cool Hand Luke, followed by a special Saturday morning screening of the classic 1967 film with Paul Newman.

Moon Palace Books has copies of Cool Hand Luke available now. Get your copy in time for the FREE screening and post-screening discussion at the bookstore.

The Novel: at Moon Palace Books

The Movie: at Trylon microcinema

SATURDAY, MAY 3 at 9:30 am

Location: Street: 2820 E 33rd St Additional: City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55406 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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