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461 N. Dale Street, St. Paul, MN 55103
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155
345 Kellogg Boulevard W., St. Paul, MN 55102
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45 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101
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175 West Kellogg Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55102
90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, MN 55102
80 W. 4th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
1265 Snelling Ave. N., Progress Building, MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN
M.S. 155, Room 175 Transportation Building, 395 John Ireland Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55155
1011 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55117
660 Olive Street, St. Paul, MN 55155
Harriet Island‎, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Saint Paul, MN 55104
503 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55102
871 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
265 Oneida Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
645 E. 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
645 E. 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
1 E. George Street, St. Paul, MN 55107
1332 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
1105 Greenbriar Street, St. Paul, MN 55106

Local events

William Kent Krueger
Chapter 2 Books, Friday, September 19 at 6pm
William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of fourteen mysteries in the Cork O’Connor series, including Trickster’s Point and Tamarack County, as well as the novel Ordinary Grace, which won the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Novel. He lives in the Twin Cities with his family. Visit his website at WilliamKentKrueger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
The Summer Prince - Wild Read Book Club
Moon Palace Books, Sunday, September 21 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.

Join us Sunday, September 21st at 2pm for a discussion of Alaya Dawn Johnson's The Summer Prince.

All are welcome but please RSVP at our store, Facebook, 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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Steve Almond Tackles Football: An Evening of Controversy
The Loft Literary Center, Tuesday, September 23 at 8pm
Join New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond as he reads his new book, Against Football, and discusses the economic, medical, and moral hazards of America's favorite sport. Fans and non-fans welcome. It's sure to be a night to remember. (The_Loft_Library)
Writ Loud
The Loft Literary Center, Thursday, September 25 at 6pm
Get ready for another round of writerly carousing at Writ Loud, a happy hour for Loft students. Come catch up with old friends; write with Allison Wyss; and hear fellow students read their work. (The_Loft_Library)
The Elf on the Shelf Birthday Party!
The Elf on the Shelf by Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda Bell

Children's Event, Special Event (added from Barnes & Noble)
Charles Baxter and The Art of Series
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, September 26 at 7pm
National Book Award finalist Charles Baxter discusses his editorial work on the Art of Series and the importance of writing what you don't know.

This is a new collaboration between Graywolf Press and the Loft. (The_Loft_Library)
Saturday, September 27th, 1pm: Kelly Barnhill
Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers, Saturday, September 27 at 1pm
Kelly Barnhill and her new book, The Witch's Boy, will be at Wild Rumpus on Saturday, September 27th. Be there!

Location: Street: 2720 West 43rd St. City: Minneapolis, Province: Minnesota Postal Code: 55410-1643 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Nikky Finney: McKnight Reading
The Loft Literary Center, Saturday, September 27 at 7pm
Nikky Finney was born in South Carolina, within listening distance of the sea. A child of activists, she came of age during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements. At Talladega College, nurtured by Hale Woodruff's Amistad murals, Finney began to understand the powerful synergy between art and history. Finney has authored four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011); The World Is Round (2003); Rice (1995); and On Wings Made of Gauze (1985). The John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina, Finney also authored Heartwood (1997) edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), and co- founded the Affrilachian Poets. Finney's fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry. (The_Loft_Library)… (more)
Second Story Reading Series: Julie Schumacher and Molly Backes
The Loft Literary Center, Sunday, September 28 at 2pm
The Loft’s Second Story Reading Series for young adult and middle grade authors celebrates its sixth season with a bout of girl power.

Julie Schumacher grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Oberlin College and Cornell University. Her first published story, “Reunion,” written to fulfill an undergraduate writing assignment (“tell a family tale”) was reprinted in The Best American Short Stories 1983. Subsequent stories were published in The Atlantic, MS, Minnesota Monthly, and Prize Stories: The O.Henry Awards (1990 and 1996). Her first novel, The Body Is Water, was published by Soho Press in 1995 and was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Minnesota Book Award. It was published in translation in Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Israel, Greece, and Korea. Her other books include a short story collection, An Explanation for Chaos, and five books for younger readers: The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls (2012), Black Box (2008), The Book of One Hundred Truths (2006), The Chain Letter (2005), and Grass Angel (2004), all from Delacorte. Ms. Schumacher lives in Saint Paul and is a faculty member in the Creative Writing Program and the Department of English at the University of Minnesota.

M. Molly Backes is the author of the young adult novel The Princesses of Iowa (Candlewick Press, May 2012). In addition to writing novels, Molly is a member of the 2012 class of bloggers at The Debutante Ball, pens the "Writing Tips" column for The Prairie Wind (the newsletter of the Illinois Chapter of SCBWI), and is a frequent contributor to StoryStudio’s blog, Cooler by the Lake. Her story "Teacher's Pet" appears in the anthology Good Dogs Doing Good (LaChance, 2009). She has lived in Wisconsin, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Illinois. She's not the kind of person to play favorites or anything, but she might just like Iowa the best. Follow her on Twitter @mollybackes. (The_Loft_Library)
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The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel‎, Wednesday, October 1 at 11am
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The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel‎, Wednesday, October 1 at 6:30pm
Talking Volumes: Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
The Loft Literary Center, Wednesday, October 1 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.

About The Iron Trial: Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial. Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail. All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him. So he tries his best to do his worst—and fails at failing. Now the Magisterium awaits him—a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future. The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come…

From the remarkable imaginations of bestsilling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes a heart-stopping, mind-blowing, pulse-pounding plunge into the magical unknown.

Cassandra Clare is the author of City of Bones, the first book in The Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Her latest series, The Infernal Devices, has spawned three #1 bestsellers. Born overseas, Cassandra spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of books. Cassandra lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend, their two cats, and these days, even more books.

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, The Good Neighbors graphic novel trilogy (with Ted Naifeh), the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and her new dark fantasy novel, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door.

Season ticket packages go on sale July 22.

Single show tickets go on sale to the general public in August. Single tickets will be $25.00 for the public and $23.00 for MPR members, members of the Star Tribune Talking Volumes Club, and The Loft Literary Center. 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
Nodin Press presents Jill Breckenridge and Carol Rucks
The Loft Literary Center, Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm
Join us as Nodin poets, Jill Breckenridge (The Sometimes Poems) and Carol Rucks (Evidence of Rain), launch new collections.

Jill Breckenridge grew up in the West, but now lives and writes in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She and playwright John Fenn raised a combined family of five children together. Jill works as an editor, focusing on both writing product and process. A former Director of The Loft Literary Center, she originated The Mentor Series, a program connecting national and local writers. Jill won The Bluestem Award, judged by William Stafford, for her book of poems, How To Be Lucky. Her sequence of poetry and prose about the Civil War, Civil Blood, was published by Milkweed Editions.The book was nominated for the American Library Association’s Notable Books of 1986. Jill’s honors include a Bush Foundation Fellowship, two Minnesota State Arts Board grants, and Loft-McKnight Awards in both poetry and prose.

Her poems have appeared in many publications, and are anthologized in Minnesota Writes: Poetry; 25 Minnesota Poets; Woman Poet: Midwest; Looking for Home: Women Writing about Exile; Family Reunion: Poems about Parenting Grown Children; To Sing Along The Way: Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-Territorial Days to the Present; and Where One Voice Ends Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry.

Jill holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis on creativity. Her web site is www.JillBreckenridge.com.

Carol Rucks grew up in a large family in Central Wisconsin. She was educated at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, where she studied Literature and Creative Writing with David Steingass, and Dave Engel. She has traveled widely in Eastern and Western Europe and in Latin America. She studied poetry with Rosann Lloyd in Guatemala, as part of Art Workshops in Guatemala. She has worked mainly in libraries, including the Golda Meir Library in Milwaukee, and also the Art/Music/Literature Department of the Minneapolis Central Library, which later became part of the Hennepin County Library system. Her poems have appeared in Abraxas, Energy Review, Colere, West Branch, Dust and Fire, and elsewhere. She is actively involved with the Loft Literary Center and its classes and readings, and was a finalist in the 2012 Loft Mentor Series. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Mark McHugh. (The_Loft_Library)
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Common Good Books, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
Poetry Out Loud: East African Voices
The Loft Literary Center, Friday, October 3 at 7pm
Join the Loft's Poetry Out Loud program for a special evening of readings centering on East African voices. Special guest Congressman Keith Ellison will be appearing to read from his book and relate the story of connecting with Minnesota State Poetry Out Loud champion Faiza Abubakar at the National Competition in Washington, D.C.

This event will also feature short readings by Lula Saleh, Sarah Ogutu, Abdi Phenomenal, and Abdihamid Geyre, with slightly longer readings by Faiza and Keith. After, there will be a discussion and Q&A moderated by University of Minnesota Professor Abdi Samatar. (The_Loft_Library)… (more)
Rewriting Hiawatha
The Loft Literary Center, Saturday, October 4 at 7pm
Join Chris Martin and guests Heid Erdrich, Gwen Westerman, Brad Zellar, Brian Laidlaw, Sarah Fox, Joe Horton, and more in an evening interrogating Minnesota's founding literary text, Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha," from a contemporary perspective.

Witness how these local luminaries rethink, revise, and rewrite Hiawatha in poetry, prose, and song. (The_Loft_Library)
Approaching the Gate: Lynette Reini-Grandell
The Loft Literary Center, Wednesday, October 8 at 7pm
Lynette Reini-Grandell’s long-anticipated debut collection of poetry quickens with forward movement, be it in a car that pushes towards the stars—or with a horse that suddenly spooks, leaving the speaker “knocked down, / breathless, / turning to the sight of a thousand-pound horse/ rushing the gate / and leaping over my head.” Several of the poems probe the experience of her grandparents who emigrated from Finland and settled on a farm in northern Minnesota in the early 20th century. The urge to move forward is matched with a deep love and reverence for creatures living in their natural world, for the buzz of the city, for unmet ancestors and kindred spirits, and most especially for her transgender husband.

Lynette Reini-Grandell’s poetry is informed by her Finnish-American heritage, a reverence for nature, and her love of horses. Her work has appeared in It’s Animal but Merciful, The Understanding between Foxes and Light, MNArtists.org, Poetry Motel, Revolver, Poetry City U.S.A., and Evergreen Chronicles, among others. Her poetry is part of a permanent art installation at the Carlton Arms Hotel in Manhattan, and she appears in the feature-length documentary, Venus of Mars. She has received grants for her work from the Finlandia Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board as well as a Pushcart Prize nomination. Based in Minneapolis, she performs regularly with the Bosso Poetry Company and teaches at Normandale Community College. She holds an MA and PhD in literature from the University of Minnesota. More information can be found on her website, Reini-Grandell.com. Approaching the Gate is her first book.

Praise for Approaching the Gate:

"The poems in Lynette Reini-Grandell’s first collection take root in personal experience and branch outward into the universal. The speaker in these poems seeks an identity through the exploration of history (personal, familial, and ancestral), the surrounding natural world, and the emotional complexities of a relationship that blurs our gendered lenses. 'If you are ravishing, then who will come / to ravish me?' By turning an ever-questioning eye and searching mind toward the exterior, we delve deeper into the mysteries of the interior. 'Everything follows / a current, a trace. / Every tree / whorls toward its stem.' Revelatory and authentic, the poems in Approaching the Gate reveal a psyche and a world always in the process of redefinition."—Matt Rasmussen, author of Black Aperture, National Book Award Finalist

“The ghosts of fairy tales live in these pages and color their deceptively simple surfaces, as Lynette Reini-Grandell artfully blends meditation, history, and the risk inherent in love into poetic form. The fundament of these poems is the earth that nurtures and buries us, that supports farms and horses and trees and fire and wine. As in fairy tale, it is the generosity of human spirit in the face of difficulties that tentatively and momentarily and brightly distinguishes us. The pleasures that await the reader of this volume are physical, unsparing, and profound.”—Sidney Wade, author of Straits & Narrows: Poems

“Lynette Reini-Grandell’s first collection, Approaching the Gate, is a rich blend of star dust, music, memory—and horses, lots of horses. This is a poet who loves the world and gives herself entirely to the moment: 'we work together, / we put away the dead, / we burn with forward movement' she says. Reini-Grandell manages to take us from atomic dust to quantum love with the assuredness of a rider who knows when to reign in and when to let the poem have its way. 'I want to sense the kindling in all things, / to join the whirling dancers on the stage,' she says in 'To Change the World,' and she does.”--Joyce Sutphen, Minnesota State Poet Laureate, author of After Words

“Approaching the Gates is ganged with love and its many conflicting faces and bodies—human, celestial, animal. Love is the subject of this book—love’s difficulties, and dreams and longing to be unburdened of the beauty of life dreaming its many faces, bodies, and days—all the while, in love with even love’s impossibility, without which there (as the poet illuminates) can be no miracles. I love this debut book full of miracles where ‘even the vegetables sing.’”—Ed Bok Lee, author of Whorled

“In Lynette Reini-Grandell's new collection of poems she writes in the title poem: 'Pull apart anything that covers/scrape away whatever doesn't fit.' The truth is, everything in this beautiful collection fits. We would feel the loss if any single poem suddenly vanished. In this book there's room for love, discord, sorrow, history, loneliness, transformation, the sensuous, horses exactly as themselves, and as guides of the spirit, nature, and all its creatures, surprising leaps of image and intention--a bounty. The poet asks, 'Will there ever be/another world/like this one?' No, not really. This is Lynette Reini-Grandell's world, and we are fortunate to live it inside these poems of hers. In the first poem of this collection, the poet writes, 'I can drive, let me do this much./Let me watch the road.' Yes. Let her drive, and watch the world for us.”—Deborah Keenan, author of From Tiger to Prayer and So She Had the World (The_Loft_Library)
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Nancy Horan
The BookCase, Thursday, October 9 at 7pm
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Erin Hart
Twin Cities Book Festival 2013, Sunday, October 12 at unknown time
Erin Hart is a theater critic and former administrator at the Minnesota State Arts Board. A lifelong interest in Irish traditional music led her to cofound Minnesota’s Irish Music and Dance Association. She and her husband, musician Paddy O’Brien, live in St. Paul, Minnesota, and frequently visit Ireland. Erin Hart was nominated for the Agatha and Anthony Awards for her debut novel, Haunted Ground, and won the Friends of American Writers Award in 2004. Visit her website at ErinHart.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Hampton Sides
Hampton Sides (Americana, Blood and Thunder, Ghost Soldiers, Hellhound On His Trail, In the kingdom of ice)

Hampton Sides is an award-winning editor of Outside and the author of the bestselling histories Hellhound on his Trial, Blood and Thunder and Ghost Soldiers. He lives in New Mexico with his wife, Anne, and their three sons. (added from Random House)
Erin Hart
Hennepin County Library - Wayzata Branch, Tuesday, October 14 at 01am
Erin Hart is a theater critic and former administrator at the Minnesota State Arts Board. A lifelong interest in Irish traditional music led her to cofound Minnesota’s Irish Music and Dance Association. She and her husband, musician Paddy O’Brien, live in St. Paul, Minnesota, and frequently visit Ireland. Erin Hart was nominated for the Agatha and Anthony Awards for her debut novel, Haunted Ground, and won the Friends of American Writers Award in 2004. Visit her website at ErinHart.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Betty L. Medsger
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Wednesday, October 15 at 00am
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Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
The Loft Literary Center, Wednesday, October 15 at 7pm
New York slam poetry icon and author of six books of poetry, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, will perform and read from her new book, Dr Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine.

About Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine: Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools—or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century.

Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time.

Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum.

Award-winning author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter’s efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation—despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P. T. Barnum of the surgery room."

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is the author of six books of poetry, most recently The Year of No Mistakes (Write Bloody Publishing, 2013), and two books of nonfiction, including the recently released Dr Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine (Gotham Books, 2014). Her recent awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, the ArtsEdge Writer-in-Residency at the University of Pennsylvania and the Amy Clampitt House residency. When she is not on tour, she is writing furiously in Austin, TX. For more information, please visit her website:www.aptowicz.com. (The_Loft_Library)
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Teen Writers' Conference
The Loft Literary Center, Thursday, October 16 at unknown time
Featuring Andrew Smith (The Marbury Lens, Grasshopper Jungle, and 100 Sideways Miles), Andrea Cremer, and Carrie Mesrobian.

Interested in writing fan fiction, short stories, or the Great American Novel? Want to pursue a career in creative writing or publish online? Meet other young writers and learn from award-winning literary artists like Andrew Smith and Carrie Mesrobian, who share your passion for writing, and find out how they got their start. Presented in collaboration with Hennepin County Library. This project is funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The conference is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration will open on September 11, 2014, and often fills very quickly so please plan accordingly. (The_Loft_Library)
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Marie Zhuikov Reading
Moon Palace Books, Saturday, October 18 at 2pm
Join Marie Zhuikov at Moon Palace Books on Saturday, October 18th at 2pm!

Marie Zhuikov spent two memorable college summers as a waitress on Isle Royale National Park, which alerted her to the plight of the wolves. She also helped with efforts to restore piping plovers to Wisconsin Point on Lake Superior. An award-winning writer specializing in environmental and medical topics, she has published hundreds of articles and publications, many about her beloved Lake Superior. Marie’s poems have appeared in several anthologies and community projects. She lives in Duluth, Minn.

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