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300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
801 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
250 3rd Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55101
Big Brain Comics (0.6 miles)
1027 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
1000 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
1101 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
700 On the Mall (Lower Level), Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-2114
Mayday Books (1.0 miles)
301 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454
1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
229 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Mineapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, 55455 MN
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
309 19th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
1314 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
2001 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454
222 - 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
222 - 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
222 - 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
222 - 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55455

Local events

Mar
1
Fitzgerald in St. Paul (FitzFirst@Four) meeting
Common Good Books, Sunday, March 1 at 4pm
The group, Fitzgerald in St. Paul (FitzFirst@Four) meets here at 4pm, first Sunday of the month.
The Ice Palace
This Side of Paradise
Bernice Bobs Her Hair (smcwl)
Mar
2
NEW! The (Not-So) Young Adult Book Club
Red Balloon Bookshop, Monday, March 2 at 5:30pm
(Please note time change to 5:30 - 7:00 pm in order to accommodate the event with YA author Jessica Brody at 7:00 pm.)

Do you find yourself reading books for teenagers even though those years have passed? Do you have a hard time remembering the last adult book you read? You are not alone! Join Red Balloon’s new (Not-So) Young Adult Book Club, a group for adults who love Young Adult literature. We’ll meet every 1st Monday and discuss one fantastic, fun YA book a month. All books will be chosen by group members. Book discounts and opportunities such as volunteering at events and reading Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) are available. Embrace your love of YA and join us for laughs, eats, and solidarity!

March's book selection is The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black. Please email Amy, events@redballoonbookshop.com, with questions and to sign up.

DATE: Monday, March 2 TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
2
Jessica Brody, UNCHANGED
Red Balloon Bookshop, Monday, March 2 at 7pm
Meet young adult author Jessica Brody at Red Balloon at a party celebrating the completion of her compelling and suspenseful sci-fi series, Unchanged, the final book in the Unremembered Trilogy! Set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten, the Unremembered series is a favorite among teen readers and Red Balloon staff! Join us for the party, meet Jessica, and hear all the secrets behind this thrilling conclusion!

Jessica Brody is the author of 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, My Life Undecided, and The Karma Club, as well as two adult romance novels: The Fidelity Files and Love Under Cover. Sometimes she wishes her memories could be erased so she could reread all her favorite books for the first time. She splits her time between California and Colorado. www.jessicabrody.com

DATE: Monday, March 2 TIME: 7:00 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
3
Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant Informational Session: Minneapolis
The Loft Literary Center, Tuesday, March 3 at 6pm
Emerging Writers' Grant Informational Session and Q and A, Minneapolis
Coffee provided
Free but attendees must pre-register by emailing bphi@loft.org

The Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant provides writers financial support and professional assistance to develop and implement multifaceted plans to help them with their artistic endeavors.

Winners will be selected to receive grants of up to $10,000 to underwrite projects of their own design. The total amount that can be awarded is $38,000. The total number of winners will be dependent on the requests. Typically, four writers are awarded grants.

Applications are accepted from Minnesota poets, prose writers, children's authors, and spoken word poetry artists. Applications are not accepted in the following genres: monologues, scripts, screenplays, journalism, academic, education, business, or self-help.

Loft Program Director Bao Phi will conduct a free informational session and Q and A about the Emerging Writers Grant. The session is free but please pre-register by sending an email to bphi@loft.org. (The_Loft_Library)
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Mar
4
Cara Black
Once Upon a Crime, Wednesday, March 4 at 00am
Cara Black (Murder in Passy, Murder in Montmartre, Murder in Clichy, Murder in the Latin Quarter, Murder in the Bastille, Murder in the Marais, Murder in the Rue De Paradis, Murder in the Sentier, Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis, Murder in Belleville, Murder at the Lanterne Rouge, Murder Below Montparnasse, Murder in the Palais Royal, Murder in Pigalle, Murder on the Champ de Mars)

Cara Black lives in Noe Valley with her bookseller husband, Jun, owner of Foto-Graphix Books, and her son, Tate. She's a San Francisco Library Laureate, Macavity and three time Anthony award-nominee for her series, Aimée Leduc Investigations, set in Paris. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
4
Janet Mock
Macalester College, Wednesday, March 4 at unknown time
Janet Mock is a writer and advocate, lauded by the Anti-Violence Project, the Center for American Progress, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, she has an MA in journalism from New York University, worked as an editor at People.com, and appeared in HBO’s The Out List. Find out more at JanetMock.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
4
Quan Barry
Quan Barry (She Weeps Each Time You're Born)

Born in Saigon and raised on Boston’s north shore, Quan Barry is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the author of four poetry books; her third book, Water Puppets, won the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and was a PEN/Open Book finalist. She has received NEA Fellowships in both fiction and poetry, and her work has appeared in such publications as Ms. and The New Yorker. Barry lives in Wisconsin. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
4
Janet Mock
Macalester College, Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm
Janet Mock is a writer and advocate, lauded by the Anti-Violence Project, the Center for American Progress, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, she has an MA in journalism from New York University, worked as an editor at People.com, and appeared in HBO’s The Out List. Find out more at JanetMock.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
5
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
5
William Kent Krueger
Micawber's Books, Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of thirteen novels in the Cork O’Connor mystery series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
5
Quan Barry
SubText: a Bookstore, Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
Quan Barry (She Weeps Each Time You're Born)

Born in Saigon and raised on Boston’s north shore, Quan Barry is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the author of four poetry books; her third book, Water Puppets, won the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and was a PEN/Open Book finalist. She has received NEA Fellowships in both fiction and poetry, and her work has appeared in such publications as Ms. and The New Yorker. Barry lives in Wisconsin. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
6
William Kent Krueger
William Kent Krueger is the award-winning author of thirteen novels in the Cork O’Connor mystery series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
6
Keith Ellison
Addendum Books, Friday, March 6 at 7pm
Keith Ellison is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. He is the first Black Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress and the first African American elected to the House from Minnesota. He is also the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and one of the organizers behind the 1995 Million Man March. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
7
Susan Froetschel
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Maple Grove, Saturday, March 7 at 00am
Susan Froetschel (Fear of Beauty, Allure of Deceit)

Susan Froetschel is the author of five novels--Allure of Deceit, Fear of Beauty (nominated for a Mary Higgins Clark Award), Alaska Gray, Interruptions, and Royal Escape. In addition, she has written articles for the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Barron's, and many other publications. She has taught at Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University, and she is currently a consultant editor for YaleGlobal Online at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
9
Kids Read Book Club
Red Balloon Bookshop, Monday, March 9 at 6:30pm
Hey kids! If you are in 3rd or 4th grade (or have the equivalent reading level) and love to read, you and your favorite grown-up are invited to join the brand new Kids Read Book Club at Red Balloon! Every 2nd Monday you and your grown-up (parent, grandparent, aunt uncle, etc) will discuss a great book with the group, have snacks, and make new friends. Let's discover our new favorite books together!

March's selection is The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch. Please call 651-224-8320 or email Kate, newsletter@redballoonbookshop.com, with questions and to sign up.

DATE: Monday, March 9 TIME: 6:30 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
9
Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant Informational Session: Rochester
The Loft Literary Center, Monday, March 9 at 6:30pm
Emerging Writers Grant Informational Session and Q and A: Rochester
C4's Creative Salon
324 First Ave SW, 55902

Coffee provided
Free but attendees must pre-register by emailing bphi@loft.org
Co-sponsored by C4

The Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant provides writers financial support and professional assistance to develop and implement multifaceted plans to help them with their artistic endeavors.

Winners will be selected to receive grants of up to $10,000 to underwrite projects of their own design. The total amount that can be awarded is $38,000. The total number of winners will be dependent on the requests. Typically, four writers are awarded grants.

Applications are accepted from Minnesota poets, prose writers, children's authors, and spoken word poetry artists. Applications are not accepted in the following genres: monologues, scripts, screenplays, journalism, academic, education, business, or self-help.

Loft Program Director Bao Phi will be in Rochester to conduct a free informational session and Q and A about the Emerging Writers Grant. The session is free but please pre-register by sending an email to bphi@loft.org. (The_Loft_Library)
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Event location: C4's Creative Salon
Mar
9
Reif Larsen
Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Monday, March 9 at 7pm
Reif Larsen

Reif Larsen's first novel, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet, was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into twenty-seven languages. A Montana Honor book, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet was a finalist for the IndieBound Award, was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and is currently being released as a film in France and the United States. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
10
Poetry Out Loud Semi-Finals
The Loft Literary Center, Tuesday, March 10 at 10am
Tuesday, March 10 & Wednesday, March 11, 2015
10 a.m.–1 p.m. Regional 1 (Performance Hall)
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Creative Writing Class 1
1:00–1:45 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch (the Loft will not provide lunch)
2–5 p.m. Regional 2 (Performance Hall)
3–4:30 p.m. Creative Writing Class 2
6–7 p.m. Poetry Reading in the Performance Hall (The_Loft_Library)
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Mar
12
Poetry Out Loud State Competition
The Loft Literary Center, Thursday, March 12 at 11:30am
The Loft is excited to be managing Poetry Out Loud for the state of Minnesota as part of our mission to inspire a passion for literature. One high-school student from this state competition will go on to represent Minnesota at the 2014 Poetry Out Loud National Finals this April in Washington, DC. (The_Loft_Library)
Event location: Pohlad Hall, Minneapolis Central Library
Mar
13
Mentor Series Reading: Kao Kalia Yang
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, March 13 at 7pm
The 2014–15 Loft Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose presents nonfiction mentor Kao Kalia Yang reading along with program participants Rhea Davison-Edwards (poetry) and Kinzy Janssen (nonfiction).

Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Latehomecomer, is the co-founder of a company dedicated to helping immigrants with writing, translating, and business services. Yang is a graduate of Carleton College and Columbia University. She is currently working on her second manuscript, Still, Fluttering Heart: The Second Album. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kao Kalia Yang is a teacher, public speaker, and writer.

Rhea Davison-Edwards has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Minnesota and an MFA from Minnesota State University-Mankato. In her writing, she seeks to write honestly and openly about real-life struggles, while also creating and sustaining hope. She has primarily worked in nonfiction and fiction, but she’s thrilled to have the opportunity to focus on the art and craft of poetry, with the help of great mentors and the company of fellow mentees.

Kinzy Janssen is an editor, blogger, and poet living in Saint Paul whose work has been published in Wisconsin People & Ideas, Volume One, and Innisfree Poetry Journal. She is currently social media editor at The Riveter Magazine. She’s always in the mood for karaoke and craft beer, and fancies herself a gardener after one semi-successful year. She loves musing about the Midwest and its boundaries, regionalisms, and weather. (The_Loft_Library)
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Mar
14
Saturday Spanish Storytime
Red Balloon Bookshop, Saturday, March 14 at 10:30am
Come to Red Balloon for a special Saturday edition of Spanish Storytime, brought to you by Language Sprout Learning Centers! Sing songs, say rhymes, and hear stories, all performed en Español! Enjoy a themed craft to complete the fun. Ven, te esperamos! (Recommended for ages birth-3)

Since 2003, the Language Sprout Learning Center has partnered with children, parents, and schools throughout the Twin Cities to revolutionize multilingual education in Minnesota. Start learning a foreign language today! www.languagesprout.com

DATE: Saturday, Mar 14 TIME: 10:30 am PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
14
EQ: Nimo Farah
The Loft Literary Center, Saturday, March 14 at 8pm
Nimo H. Farah uses language to express things she finds too confusing. Her current undertaking is to develop her skills as an orator while blending Somali and English. She thinks herself charming and hilarious in the Somali language, but rarely does that humor translate into English. Her poetry and short stories have been published in Water~Stone Review, the Saint Paul Almanac, and the Loft Inroads chapter book. As a storyteller she has shared her words at the Black Dog Café, the Loft, and Pillsbury House. She co-founded SALLI, a nonprofit organization promoting art and literature in the Somali community, and is currently a Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellow and a 2014 Bush Fellow. (The_Loft_Library)… (more)
Mar
16
Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grant Informational Session: Bemidji
The Loft Literary Center, Monday, March 16 at 5:30pm
Emerging Writers Grant Informational Session and Q and A: Bemidji
Watermark Art Center
426 Bemidji Avenue North, 56601

Coffee provided
Free but attendees must pre-register by emailing bphi@loft.org
Co-sponsored by Watermark Art Center

The Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant provides writers financial support and professional assistance to develop and implement multifaceted plans to help them with their artistic endeavors.

Winners will be selected to receive grants of up to $10,000 to underwrite projects of their own design. The total amount that can be awarded is $38,000. The total number of winners will be dependent on the requests. Typically, four writers are awarded grants.

Applications are accepted from Minnesota poets, prose writers, children's authors, and spoken word poetry artists. Applications are not accepted in the following genres: monologues, scripts, screenplays, journalism, academic, education, business, or self-help.

Loft Program Director Bao Phi will be in Bemidji to conduct a free informational session and Q and A about the Emerging Writers Grant. The session is free but please pre-register by sending an email to bphi@loft.org. (The_Loft_Library)
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Event location: Watermark Art Center
Mar
16
Teens Read Book Club
Red Balloon Bookshop, Monday, March 16 at 6:30pm
Do you want to read something new? Really new? Not-even-available-to-the-public new? Then join Red Balloon Bookshop’s Teens Read Book Club, open to teens in 8th-12th grade! Every month, each teen participant will select one Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of an upcoming book, write a short review, and come back the next month to talk about it. Other opportunities include planning author events and book parties, volunteering at the store, blogging, and more. Come to hang with friends, eat snacks, and discover your next favorite book! Questions? Call Red Balloon at 651-224-8320 or email Amy at events@redballoonbookshop.com.

Update: Teens Read Book Club is currently full, but please call or email to join the waiting list!

DATE: Monday, March 16 TIME: 6:30-8:00 pm PLACE: Red Balloon Bookshop (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
17
Owen Laukkanen
Once Upon a Crime, Tuesday, March 17 at 7pm
Owen Laukkanen (The Professionals, Criminal Enterprise, Kill Fee)

After graduation, Owen Laukkanen answered a Craigslist ad—and for the next three years, he was the tournament reporter for a poker website, traveling from the luxurious casinos of Monaco and Macau to the sketchiest card rooms of Atlantic City. A resident of Vancouver, he is now at work on a third book featuring Stevens and Windermere. (added from Random House)… (more)
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