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Minneapolis

  • Tom Weber presents 100 Things to Do in the Twin Cities Before You Die

    It's hard enough to learn and master one city, but twin cities? Behold, the essential guide awaits you to achieve the most rewarding bucket list entries for the good people of the Twin Cities. Whether it's strolling the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, sipping a drink on the Frost's patio in St. …

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  • Scott Barnett presents Gumption: Taking Bubba Gump from Movie to Restaurant

    This is the story about how maverick restaurant CEO, Scott Barnett, gambled his reputation on an idea of creating a restaurant chain, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, out of a single movie. Written in a cinematic style, Gumption: Taking Bubba Gump from Movie to Restaurant is about the creation, growth, …

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  • The Loft Literary Center presents a special reading with Allison Hedge Coke

    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…

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  • Matthew Thomas reads from We Are Not Ourselves

    Destined to be a classic, this “powerfully moving” (Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding), multigenerational debut novel of an Irish-American family is nothing short of a “masterwork” (Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End). Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents…

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  • Maggie Messitt | The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa

    Just across the northern border of a former apartheid-era homeland sits the the remote bushveld community of Rooiboklaagte, caught between a traditional past and a western future, a racially charged history and a pseudo-democratic present. The Rainy Season introduces readers to and opens a window …

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  • Maggie Messitt reads from The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa

    Just across the northern border of a former apartheid-era homeland sits the the remote bushveld community of Rooiboklaagte, caught between a traditional past and a western future, a racially charged history and a pseudo-democratic present. The Rainy Season introduces readers to and opens a window …

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  • Greg Barnhisel reads from Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

    American cultural diplomats of the 1940s and 1950s sought to show European intellectuals that the United States had more to offer than military power and commercial exploitation. Through magazines, traveling art exhibits, touring musical shows, radio programs, book translations, and conferences, they…

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  • Rebecca Dinerstein reads from The Sunlit Night

    From an exhilarating new voice, a stunning debut novel which Jonathan Safran Foer calls as "lyrical as a poem, psychologically rich as a thriller." In the beautiful, barren landscape of the Far North, under the ever-present midnight sun, Frances and Yasha are surprised to find refuge in each other.…

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  • Rebecca Dinerstein | The Sunlit Night

    From an exhilarating new voice, a stunning debut novel which Jonathan Safran Foer calls as "lyrical as a poem, psychologically rich as a thriller." In the beautiful, barren landscape of the Far North, under the ever-present midnight sun, Frances and Yasha are surprised to find refuge in each other.…

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  • A Talk and Discussion with the Contributors to Class Lives: Stories from across Our Economic Divide

    Class Lives is an anthology of narratives dramatizing the lived experience of class in America. It includes forty original essays from authors who represent a range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, ages, and occupations across the United States. Born into poverty, working class, the middle …

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  • Launch party for Colin T. Nelson's Up Like Thunder

    Local suspense author, Colin T. Nelson, is hosting a release party for his new mystery, Up Like Thunder. When an American woman working in Myanmar disappears, an investigator must go to the country that's been closed to the world for over fifty years. He will travel into the heart of darkness to …

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  • Lori Horvitz reads from The Girls of Usually with special guest Lee Ann Roripaugh, author of Dandarians

    Lori Horvitz grew up ashamed of her Eastern European Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and idolizing the "shiksa in her living room," a blonde all-American girl whose photo came in a double frame and was displayed next to a family photo from a bar mitzvah. Unable to join the "happy blonde…

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  • Launch of Trans Terra: Towards a Cartoon Philosophy by Tom Kaczynski

    Trans Terra is a mutant memoir that melds comics, politics and philosophy into a heady brew exploring work, creativity, emergence of the new, and the possibility of utopia. The author's journey begins in the frigid wastelands of contemporary consumer culture. Like a surreal HMS Beagle, Trans Terra…

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  • Tom Kacynski | Trans Terra: Towards a Cartoon Philosophy (Launch)

    Trans Terra is a mutant memoir that melds comics, politics and philosophy into a heady brew exploring work, creativity, emergence of the new, and the possibility of utopia. The author's journey begins in the frigid wastelands of contemporary consumer culture. Like a surreal HMS Beagle, Trans Terra…

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  • Meet Andrew Knapp and Momo, author and star of Find Momo: Coast to Coast

    Momo loves to hide—and you’ll love looking for him! In this follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Find Momo, the canine Instagram superstar (and his best buddy, Andrew Knapp) travel across the United States and Canada, visiting iconic landmarks and unique off-the-map marvels. Look for Momo…

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