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March 2019

Tuesday
19
6:30 PM

Join the English Department on March 19th at 6:30 PM in the TCU Bookstore for the second Live Oak Reading of the semester, featuring Alex Lemon (Another Last Day, 2019) and Margaret Fleming. Admission is free, and all are welcome!

Free and open to the public. 

Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University Bookstore
2800 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
United States
(817) 275-7240
Wednesday
20
7:00 PM

Join Milkweed Editions and Interabang Books for the launch of Another Last Day by Alex Lemon! Held at Interabang Books, there will be a book sicussion and signing. 

Free and open to the public. 

Dallas, TX
Interabang Books
10720 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230
United States
Friday
22
10:00 AM

Abigail DeWitt (News of Our Loved Ones) and Ed Pavlić (Another Kind of Madness) discuss their far-reaching fiction, featuring characters faced with global and personal turbulence. Book sales and signing will follow. 

Free and open to the public. 

Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Festival of the Book
New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
United States
434-924-3296
Friday
22
10:00 AM

Ed Pavlić (Another Kind of Madness) and Abigail DeWitt (News of Our Loved Ones) discuss their far-reaching fiction, featuring characters faced with global and personal turbulence. Book sales and signing will follow.

Free and open to the public.

Charlottesville, VA
New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
United States
Saturday
23
10:00 AM

Milkweed Books returns to our Winter Market table inside the Mill City Museum!

FREE and all are welcome. 

Minneapolis, MN
Mill City Farmers Market
704 S 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States
6122152540
Saturday
23
11:00 AM

Playwright, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, Tony Award nominee, and author, Sarah Ruhl will deliver a talk and signing of her recently released book, Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship.

Free and open to the public. 

Washington, CT
Gunn Memorial Library and Museum
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT 06783
United States
8608687586
Sunday
24
2:00 PM

Join the Vachel LInsday Association for the book launch of John McCarthy's Scared Violent LIke HOrses. 

Free and open to the pubic.

Springfield, IL
Vachel LIndsay Association
603 S. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
United States
Monday
25
7:00 PM

Join Francis W. Parker School in welcoming back to campus five outstanding alumni poets for an evening of poetry. Grady Chambers (North American Stadiums, 218) will read along with Callie Siskel, Elise Paschen, Sophie Grimes, and Julian Randall.  The program includes a reading and a student-moderated discussion on “What it means to be a poet in 2019,” followed by a book signing. 

Free and open to the public. Registration is appretiated. 

Chicago, IL
Francis W. Parker School
330 West Webster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
United States
773.797.5186
Monday
25
7:00 PM

Richard Powers, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Arnold Arboretum Director William “Ned” Friedman will join voices in this guided conversation about trees. Melding readings with discussion; drawing on mystery, lore, and science; they will convey the challenges and rewards of trying to represent non-humans—speaking both for and as the trees

Member-only event. Sold out. Registration for the simulcast is available. 

Boston, MA
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
Weld Hill Building
1300 Centre Street
Boston, MA 02131
United States
617-384-5277
Monday
25
7:30 PM

Rice University will host poet Fady Joudah (Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance) for their Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, alongside Carmen Giménez Smith with an on-stage interview moderated by Jasminne Mendez and a book signing to follow. 

Houston, TX
Rice University
Stude Concert Hall
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
United States
Tuesday
26
5:00 PM

Scientist Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of the prize-winning Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants and Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, and Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Richard Powers, author of The Overstory, join Harvard Divinity School writer-in-residence Terry Tempest Williams, author of Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place and The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks, in conversation.

Free and open to the public.

Cambridge, MA
Harvard University
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall
1279 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
(617) 495-0738
Thursday
28
10:30 AM

In recent years, many poets have turned to history as the inspiration for book-length projects. How does the poet’s craft encompass the historian’s? Panelists Dolores Hayden, Marilyn Nelson, Frank X Walker, and Martha Collins will explore strategies for choosing a resonant subject and interpreting another era using documents, maps, landscapes, and photographs.

Portland, OR
Portland Ballroom 252, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
777 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd NE
Portland, OR 97232
United States
Friday
29
1:30 PM

Three award-winning poets will share their most recent work: In Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance, Fady Joudah finds tenderness for the other, the dead, and the disappeared. In feeld, Jos Charles offers a lyrical unraveling of the circuity of gender and speech. In Calling a Wolf a Wolf, Kaveh Akbar confronts addiction and the strenuous path of recovery, beginning with the wilds of the mind. Introduced and moderated by Victoria Chang.

Portland, OR
Oregon Ballroom 201-202, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2
777 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd NE
Portland, OR 97232
United States
Friday
29
7:00 PM

William Brewer (I Know Your Kind, 2017) will read at the Heathman Hotel Library along with Eduardo C. Corral, Hafizah Geter, Edgar Kunz, Paige Lewis, and Marcus Wicker.

Free and open to the public. Registration appreciated.

Portland, OR
Heathman Hotel
1001 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
United States
Saturday
30
1:30 PM

David Walker, David Young, Stuart Friebert, Martha Collins, and Kazim Ali will discuss FIELD magazine's history and values, including its annual symposium of essays on the work of a major poet, its commitment to translation, and its openness to a wide variety of voices, both established and emerging.

Portland, OR
B115, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
777 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd NE
Portland, OR 97232
United States
Saturday
30
6:00 PM

Metropolitan State University invites the community to celebrate their love of poetry, prose and the arts at Haute Dish’s 6th annual Spring Reading event! Student readers will be joined by Twin Cities poet Ed Bok Lee, with sales of Ed’s publications provided by Milkweed Books.

FREE and all are welcome

Minneapolis, MN
1011 Washington Ave S
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

April 2019

Monday
1
6:00 PM

The English Department at Lewis & Clark will host poet Fady Joudah for a reading of his latest works, including Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance. 

Free and open to the public

Portland, OR
Lewis & Clark
Frank Manor House
Portland, OR 97219
United States
Tuesday
2
6:00 PM

Central Washington University will host poet Jos Charles for its Lion Rock Visiting Writers Series. 

Free and open to the public

Ellensburg, WA
Museum of Culture of Environment
1200 N Wildcat Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
United States
Wednesday
3
7:00 PM

Poet Fady Joudah (Footnotes in the Order of Dissapearance, 2018) will be reading as part of the Sacred Arts Festival. Copies of Joudah's books will be available for purchase and signing.  

Free and open to the public.

St. Paul, MN
University of St. Thomas
John Roach Center Auditorium
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
United States
Friday
5
7:00 PM

Ed Pavlić reads from and discusses his new novel, Another Kind of Madness, and appears in conversation with Adam McGee, Boston Review editor.

Free and open to the public.

Cambridge, MA
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
United States
Friday
5
7:00 PM

Ed Pavlić reads from and discusses his newest novel Another Kind of Madness in conversation with Adam McGhee, Boston Review editor.

Free and open to the public.

Cambridge, MA
Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
United States
Friday
5
7:00 PM

The Merwin Conservancy hosts an intimate evening in The Green Room with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer. The Green Room is an arts and ecology salon series that fosters a reverence for language, nature, and imagination in the community. Dr. Kimmerer’s presentation will be followed by a book signing at a courtyard reception with refreshments, and pop-up book store.

Admission: $25 & $10/special student price w/ID (plus applicable fees).

Kahului, HI
Maui Arts and Cultural Center
1 Cameron Way
Kahului, HI 96732
United States
808-242-SHOW (7469)
Saturday
6
6:30 PM

Celebrate the state’s best books at the 2019 Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony. Readers, writers, and book-lovers from all over the state gather together for one incredible evening to honor stories of Minnesotans that connect us all. Wilder by Claire Wahmanholm is a finalist in the poetry category. 

Saint Paul, MN
Minnesota Book Awards
InterContinental Hotel
11 East Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55101
United States
Tuesday
9
7:00 PM

Join the staff of Inkwell Literary Magazine in welcoming poet Michael Bazzett, who will give a reading of his work. Questions and conversation will follow.

Free and open to the public. 

Mankato, MN
Bethany College
Honsey Hall
700 Luther Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
United States
Tuesday
9
7:00 PM

Karen Babine (All the Wild Hungers, 2019) will be reading at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, one of a series of literary events celebrating National Poetry month. 

Free and open to the public.

Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Andrews Hall
625 N 14th St
Lincoln, NE 68588
United States
Wednesday
10
7:00 PM

In partnership with The Merwin Conservancy, the museum hosts an intimate evening in The Green Room with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer. The Green Room is an environmental and literary salon series that fosters a reverence for language, nature, and imagination. Dr. Kimmerer's presentation will be followed by a book signing at a courtyard reception with a pop-up book store.

 

Admission: 
Museum members: $15.00 
General Admission: $20.00 

Honolulu, HI
The Merwin Conservancy
Honolulu Museum of Art
900 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
United States
Box Office: (808) 532-6097
Monday
15
7:00 PM

Edgar Kunz and Grady Chamber (North American Stadiums, 2018) will read at The Ivy Bookshop.

Free and open to the public. 

Baltimore, MD
The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21209
United States
Friday
19
7:00 PM

The Loft Literary Center Presents their 2018-2019 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentor Natalie Diaz and fellows Mimi Iimuro Van Ausdall and Jessie Lee-Bauder. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.

Member: $5 | Regular: $10

Minneapolis, MN
Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Ave S
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Wednesday
24
6:00 PM

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Milkweed Editions! Join us for an evening honoring outstanding poets from the upper Midwest and the vitality of the poetry community at large—plus readings from the Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry finalists!

FREE & all are welcome  |  Suggested donation of $10 to help cover food & drinks
RSVP to reserve your spot!

Minneapolis, MN
1011 Washington Ave S
Open Book, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Friday
26
6:30 PM

Avid Bookshop presents Kathy Fagan and Peter Mishler for the April installment of the Avid Poetry Series. This event will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 6:30-7:30pm at our Prince Avenue location and is free and open to the public. We encourage you to purchase copies of their books and get them signed by the authors!

Free and open to the public.

Athens, GA
Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Ave.
Athens, GA 30601
United States
706.352.2060
Saturday
27
10:00 AM

Help us celebrate our ★ third ★ Independent Bookstore Day at Milkweed Books!
 

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Open Book, 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540
Saturday
27
10:00 AM

The last of Milkweed Books’ Winter Market appearances inside the Mill City Museum before the spring market season officially begins!

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Mill City Farmers Market
702 S 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States
612-215-2540
Monday
29
6:00 PM

Ed Pavlić will read from and discuss Another Kind of Madness. A Q&A and signing will follow the reading.

Free and open to the pubic, but an RSVP on Facebook is appreciated. 

Chicago, IL
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Monday
29
8:00 PM

Charles Coe, whose latest book is Memento Mori, reads with Don Bogen, author most recently of Immediate Song.

Admission: $3 tickets.

Cambridge, MA
Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Spiegel Auditorium
56 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

May 2019

Thursday
9
7:00 PM

The Loft Literary Center Presents their 2018-2019 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentor Carmen Maria Machado and fellows Jeannie Goodspeed and Maitreyi Ray. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.

Member: $5 | Regular: $10

Minneapolis, MN
Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Ave S
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

June 2019

Friday
7
6:00 PM

Poets S. Yarberry and S. Brook Corfman, author of Luxury, Blue Lace (Autumn House Press) read from their recent work in the bookstore, followed by reception and book signging.

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Milkweed Books | Open Book, 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2540

July 2019

Thursday
11
3:30 PM

Elizabeth Rush will speak at the Chautauqua Institute during the third week of its 2019 Season, "A Planet in Balance: A Week Partnership with National Geographic Society."

In response to a rapidly changing planet, National Geographic is leveraging its legacy of exploration, innovation and vibrant storytelling to further solutions. From funding cutting-edge technologies to leading advancements in science communication, we’ll uncover how National Geographic is using 21st-century tools to shape the future of exploration and to address the greatest challenge our world has ever faced, faced, explore our own choices, and discover how we can reduce our human footprint.

Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center; (716) 357-6250

Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua Institution
Hall of Philosophy
1 Massey Avenue
Chautauqua, NY 14722
United States

August 2019

Thursday
8
3:30 PM

Reading together since 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle has remained a leader in adult education through quality programming.

Each summer, the CLSC chooses at least nine books of literary quality and invites the authors to Chautauqua present their work to an audience of approximately 1,000 readers.

Admission: Gate pass required. Purchase at the Main Gate Welcome Center; (716) 357-6250

Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua Institution
Hall of Philosophy
Chautauqua, NY 14722
United States