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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
8730 Lyndale Ave 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

Local events

May
26
Daniel Jones will be promoting Love Illuminated
Daniel Jones will be promoting Love Illuminated (added from HarperCollins)
May
26
Celeste Ng
Celeste Ng (added from Random House)
May
29
The Life Cycle of Wealth Aaron Kolkman Author Signing Event
The Life Cycle of Wealth by Aaron Kolkman

Author Signing Join us for Aaron Kolkman's signing of his title The Life Cycle of Wealth! The Life Cycle of Wealth teaches you to think strategically so you can align your plans with your values and your actions with both. Get a signed copy today. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jun
1
Lesley Nneka Arimah: Commonwealth Prize Reading and Discussion
The Loft Literary Center, Monday, June 1 at 7pm
Minnesota-based writer Lesley Nneka Arimah has been chosen as the regional winner for Africa for the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Awarded by Commonwealth Writers, this prestigious prize is open to new and established writers across the Commonwealth. This event will feature a reading by Lesley followed by a discussion with Fred D'aguiar, a poet and novelist as well as a Commonwealth judge

Lesley Nneka Arimah grew up in the Nigeria and the UK. She currently resides in the US in the state of Minnesota where she spends the winters in hiding, working on a novel and a collection of short stories.

Fred D’Aguiar’s dozen books of poetry and fiction have been translated into a dozen languages. His first novel, The Longest Memory won the Whitbread First Novel Award and was made into a film by Channel 4 UK0. A number of his essays have appeared in Harper’s, Wasafiri, Callaloo, Best American Essays and elsewhere. His play A Jamaican Airman Foresees His Death, produced at Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in 1991, was published by Methuen, London in 1995. His BBC-commissioned radio play, Days and Nights in Bedlam, was broadcast and webcast in October 2005. His sixth poetry collection, titled, Continental Shelf (Carcanet, 2009) was a U.K. Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for the UK’s T.S. Eliot Prize 2009. A new collection, The Rose of Toulouse, also from Carcanet, appeared in June 2013 and his sixth novel, Children of Paradise, inspired by the events at Jonestown was published by HarperCollins (US) and Granta (UK) in early 2014. Born in London in 1960 of Guyanese parents and brought up in Guyana, he has taught at Virginia Tech since 2003. See: http://fred-daguiar.webs.com/ (The_Loft_Library)
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Jun
2
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Once Upon a Crime, Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm
Jun
3
Special Reading with Allison Hedge Coke
The Loft Literary Center, Wednesday, June 3 at 7pm
Please join American Book Award-winning poet, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke for a reading from her latest collection, Streaming, "a veritable symphony, her poems embracing musicality and dissonance like the best of modern composers."

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke is an American Book Award winning poet and the author of Dog Road Womanh, Off-Season City Pipe, Blood Run, and Burn, as well as a memoir, Rock, Ghost, Willow, Deer. She is the editor of anthologies Sing: Poetry of Indigenous Americas, Effigies and Effigies II. Currently, she serves as Distinguised Writer at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Hedge Coke came of age working fields, factories, and waters and is currently at work on a film, Red Dust: Native Resiliency in the Dirty Thirties, chronicling mixed-blood and Native life. (The_Loft_Library)… (more)
Jun
5
Stassen Again Steve Werle Author Signing Event
Stassen Again by Steve Werle

Author Signing Join us for Steve Werle's signing of his latest novel, Stassen Again, a riveting new investigation of the meteoric rise, lifetime of achievements and unique persona of boy wonder and perennial candidate Harold E. Stassen. Get a signed copy today! (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jun
6
Stephanie Watson, BEHOLD! A BABY - Launch Party
Red Balloon Bookshop, Saturday, June 6 at 10:30am
From Stephanie Watson, author of The Wee Hours, comes her next picture book masterpiece, Behold! A Baby! Save the date; more details coming soon!

DATE: Saturday, June 6 TIME: 10:30 am PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
Jun
6
Tony Dierckins, Historic Glensheen
Historic Glensheen 1905-1930 by Tony Dierckins

Author Signing Join author Tony Dierckins as he signs copies of Historic Glensheen, the perfect gift for the Minnesota history lover in your family. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jun
6
Taylor Payton, Illustrator of Writers of the Future
Writers of the Future Volume 31 by L. Ron Hubbard, Dave Farland, Kevin J. Anderson

Author Signing Taylor Payton is a winner of the Illustrators of the Future world-wide contest. Please join him for a signing of the Writers of the Future anthology, a collection of 12 winning short science fiction and fantasy stories and their accompanying artwork. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jun
6
As Curated By: Cave Canem
The Loft Literary Center, Saturday, June 6 at 7pm
As Curated by...
A Night of Cave Canem Fellows at the Loft Literary Center

Engage with the ground-breaking poetry of Minnesota-based Cave Canem fellows Maya Washington, Danez Smith and Khary Jackson reading original work at Target Performance Hall on Saturday, June 6th at 7 pm. Founded in 1996 to remedy the isolation and under-representation of African American poets in the literary landscape, Cave Canem is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.

Khary Jackson is a poet, playwright, dancer, and musician. He is a Cave Canem Fellow, and thus has further reason to adore black people. He has written 12 plays, one of which (Water) was produced in 2009 at Ink and Pulp Theatre in Chicago. He has been a recipient of several grants, including the 2012 Cultural Community Partnership Grant, 2010 Artist Initiative Grant for Poetry from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the 2009 VERVE Spoken Word Grant from Intermedia Arts. His first poetry book, Any Psalm You Want, was published with Write Bloody Publishing in the spring of 2013. He's a little weird, but rest assured, there's a method to the way he stares into your house.

Danez Smith is the winner of a 2014 Ruth Lilly/Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He is the author of insert boy (YesYes Books, 2014) and two chapbooks—black movie (Button Poetry, 2015), winner of the Button Poetry Prize, and hands on ya knees (Penmanship Books, 2013). He holds fellowship from Cave Canem, VONA, and the McKnight Foundation. His writing has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Beloit Poetry Journal, Narrative, and elsewhere. He was featured in the Academy of American Poets’ Emerging Poets Series by Patricia Smith. He is a founding member of the multi-genre, multicultural collective Dark Noise. Danez placed second at the 2014 individual World Poetry Slam and is the two-time Rustbelt Regional Champion. In 2014, he was the Festival Director for Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam. He holds a BA from UW-Madison where he was a First Wave Urban Arts Scholar. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.

Maya Washington is a poet, actor, filmmaker, and arts educator making a difference in the world. She holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Southern California and an MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University. Her work has appeared in literary journals and anthologies, and has garnered her fellowships and/or awards from Cave Canem, The Jerome Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Minnesota Film and Television, and others. She recently edited the White Space Poetry Anthology featuring the work of deaf and hearing poets, which serves as a companion to her award-winning film, White Space.

This event is part of the Loft reading series, As Curated By... For more information on how to propose an As Curated literary event see https://www.loft.org/events/reading_at_the_loft/ (The_Loft_Library)
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Jun
7
Tony DierckinsHistoric Glensheen 1905-1930
Historic Glensheen 1905-1930 by Tony Dierckins

Author Signing Author Tony Dierckins will join us to sign copies of his new book about Minnesota's #1 historic attraction, Glensheen. Historic Glensheen 1905-1930 is a collection of never-before-seen historic photographs from the estate's first 25 years. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jun
9
David HousewrightUnidentified Woman #15
Unidentified Woman #15 by David Housewright

Author Event Meet David Housewright when he joins us to introduce his new Rushmore McKenzie mystery, Unidentified Woman #15. You'll see why he is an Edgar award and three time Minnesota Book award winner and president of the Private Eye Writers of America! (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jun
9
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Common Good Books, Tuesday, June 9 at 7pm
Jun
9
Nodin Press Publication Reading
The Loft Literary Center, Tuesday, June 9 at 7pm
Three poets, Greg Watson, Bart Sutter, and Michael Kiesow Moore, read from their new publications by Nodin Press.

Greg Watson's work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including The Seattle Review, Tulane Review, and Poetry East. His most recent collections are What Music Remains, Things You Will Never See Again, and The Distance Between Two Hands. He lives in Saint Paul, MN.

Bart Sutter has received the Minnesota Book Award for poetry with the Book of Names: New and Selected Poems, for fiction with My Father's War and Other Stories, and for creative nonfiction with Cold Comfort: Life at the Top of the Map. Among other honors, he has won a Bush Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship, a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant (Sweden), and the Bassine Citation from the Academy of American Poets. In 2006, he was named the first Poet Laureate of Duluth. He has written for public radio, he has had three verse plays produced, and he often performs as half of The Sutter Brothers, a poetry-and-music duo. In Chester Creek Ravine, Sutter turns to haiku, the form that first attracted him to poetry when he was in his teens. Bart Sutter lives in Duluth, near Chester Crek Ravine, with his wife, Dorothea Diver.

Michael Kiesow Moore is an award-winning writer of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. He was born in Cheynne, Wyoming and grew up in Florida and Maryland. A Minnesota transplant, he loves its lively literary and artistic communities. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at Hamline University and his work has appeared in several books and journals including Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience, Water~Stone Review, Talking Stick, Evergreen Chronicles, The James White Review, and A Loving Testimony: Losing Loved Ones to Aids. His awards have included a Minnesota State Arts Board fellowship, a Loft Mentor Series Award, and a Pushcart nomination in poetry. He curates the Birchbark Books Reading Series at Birchbark Books and has taught creative writing classes at The Loft Literary Center since 1999. He lives in Saint Paul, MN.

There is a $5–10 suggested admission fee for this event. (The_Loft_Library)
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Jun
11
Young Adult Book Group
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) by Jesse Andrews

Book Group Join in the discussion of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl at our new book group celebrating the most popular titles for teens. Meet with others who enjoy the same type of books, get new title suggestions and enjoy your favorite books all over again. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jun
12
Mentor Series Reading: Patricia Smith
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, June 12 at 7pm
The 2014–15 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents poetry mentor Patricia Smith reading along with program participants April Gibson (poetry) and Annette Schiebout (nonfiction).

Called “a testament to the power of words to change lives,” Patricia Smith is a renaissance artist of unmistakable signature, recognized as a force in the fields of poetry, playwriting, fiction, performance, and creative collaboration. She is the author of six critically-acknowledged volumes of poetry, including Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the 2013 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy American Poets and finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America; Blood Dazzler (a National Book Award finalist); and Teahouse of the Almighty ( a National Poetry Series winner), all from Coffee House Press. She is also the author of Close to Death and Big Towns, Big Talk, both from Zoland Books, and Life According to Motown, just released by Tia Chucha Press in a special 20th anniversary edition. She is a Cave Canem faculty member, a professor of English at CUNY/College of Staten Island and a faculty member of the Sierra Nevada MFA program.

April Gibson is a poet and essayist. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Chicago State University. Her work can be found in Naugatuck River Review, As/Us, Tidal Basin Review, Literary Mama, and elsewhere. A Chicago native, April currently resides in Edina, Minnesota with her two sons.

Annette Schiebout travels, sings, writes, and performs fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry with Prairie Fire Lady Choir, TalkingImageConnection, Cracked Walnut, Urban Hillbilly, and Story Slam. She is published in rps, Ó Bhéal, and elsewhere. Her poetry film received an Audience Choice Award at the Co-Kisser Poetry and Film Festival in 2012 and she was a SASE Writer to Writer mentee through Intermedia Arts. Annette is a freelance writer, creative consultant, and adjunct English professor living in the Twin Cities. (The_Loft_Library)
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Jun
13
Local Author of The Girl on the 6th Floor
The Girl On The 6th Floor by Brian Nichols
The Girl on the 6th Floor by Brian Nichols

Author Signing, Special Event Jenny arrived for her shift and parked just a short distance from the entrance to our store, and the next time she is aware of her surroundings, it's nearly three months later. Meet the author, Jenny's dad, and learn about his perspective from book. (added from Barnes & Noble)… (more)
Jun
14
Stew ThornleyThe St. Paul Saints: Baseball in the Capital City
The St. Paul Saints by Stew Thornley

Author Signing Just in time for your Father's Day shopping, author Stew Thornley will join us to sign copies of his new book The St. Paul Saints: Baseball in the Capital City. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jun
18
Dawn V PapeSpecial Storytime Celebrating Nature
Mason Meets a Mason Bee by Dawn V Pape, Dawn V Pape (Photographer) , Heather Holm (Photographer)

Storytime Did you know that June 15 to 21 is Pollinator Week? In celebration of this important aspect of the beautiful flowers we love, author Dawn Pape will join us for a special Storytime featuring her books Mason Meets a Mason Bee and Thank You, Bugs! (added from Barnes & Noble)… (more)
Jun
18
To Kill a Mocking Bird Page to Screen Discussion
To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee
Go Set a Watchman By Harper Lee

Special Event Join us as we compare and contrast To kill a mocking bird on page and screen at this exciting Go Set a Watchman pre-order event. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jun
18
Under the Loft
The Loft Literary Center, Thursday, June 18 at 7pm
In 2008, a group of writers took a fiction class taught by Robert Voedisch. Since then, they've been meeting two Saturdays each month to provide support and critique for each other's work. Their new book, Under the Loft is a collection of stories and novel excerpts from current and former members of the group, most of whom live in the Twin Cities, but some as far away as Mexico and Germany. The authors featured in this work are: Anne Brownfield Brown, Miranda George, Patrick Cabello Hansel, Sharon LaCour, and Anne Zerby.

Anne Brownfield Brown was raised in the Midwest and spent five years in California following college. A job relocation brought her to Minneapolis where she continued her career in corporate communications, met her husband, and raised her daughter. Ten years ago, she began writing short stories. Her blog, Booking Around the Twin Cities, explores local literary culture.

Miranda George has been dabbling at writing since adolescence, but never finished much. Encouraged by a friend to join her writer’s group a few years ago, Miranda now enjoys the challenge of submitting stories by a deadline. Without the group structure, she wouldn’t finish, or start, anything. “The writing group has restored my will to live for a while,” she says. Among Ms. George’s yet unpublished (and unfinished) works are “Murder at the DMV” (she worked at one for 17 years) and “Murder on the Cardiac Ward” (she has worked at one for 12 years.)

Patrick Cabello Hansel has published poetry, short stories, and essays in over 30 magazines and anthologies. His novella Searching was serialized in 33 issues of The Alley News. He was chosen as a poet for the Loft Mentor Series in 2008-2009. His work can be seen at http://www.mnartists.org/Patrick_Cabello_Hansel. He blogs about his passion for justice and beauty at www.spiritwound.blogspot.com.

Sharon LaCour grew up in New Orleans and has lived in Minnesota for twenty years. Her novel is set in the coastal Cajun country of Louisiana in the early twentieth century and in New Orleans two generations later. Sharon is a piano instructor by trade and spends her time between the Twin Cities and Amery Wisconsin.

Anne E. Zerby has an MA in French Language and Literature from the University of Minnesota. She specialized in the short story form and taught French for ten years. From the age of seven, Anne has always dabbled in writing stories. She wrote numerous stories during college and has taken classes at The Loft Literary Center. (The_Loft_Library)
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Jun
18
To Kill a Mockingbird Page and Screen Event
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Burnsville, Thursday, June 18 at 7pm
To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee
Go Set a Watchman By Harper Lee

Special Event Join us for a lively discussion comparing the famous novel and its screen version in anticipation of the July release of Go Set a Watchman. Topics include favorite parts of the book, scenes from the movie, famous quotes, favorite characters and more. (added from Barnes & Noble)… (more)
Jun
20
Freya ManfredRaising Twins: A True Life Adventure
Raising Twins by Freya Manfred

Author Event Ever wonder what it would be like to have a family including twins? What is it like to be a twin? Are you raising twins? Don't miss author Freya Manfred when she joins us to discuss her new book Raising Twins: A True Life Adventure. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jun
21
Kelly StrengeThe Truth About Cancer
The Truth About Cancer by Kelly Strenge

Author Signing The Truth About Cancer educates children about cancer in a very honest, lighthearted and inspiring way. Meet author Kelly Strenge when she joins us to sign copies of her new book. (added from Barnes & Noble)
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