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September 2018

Tuesday
18
6:30 PM

Texas Christian University's English Department will welcome poet Ada Limón for a reading of The Carrying to kick-off this fall's Live Oak Reading Series. 

Free and open to the public

Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University
Moundy North Room 141
Fort Worth, TX 76129
United States
Wednesday
19
7:00 PM

Poet, publisher, and educator Kelly Forsythe reads from Perennial (Coffee House Press), her debut collection of poems exploring adolescence, trauma, and gun violence. Kelly will be joined by fiction writer Karen Gu.

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Open Book | 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Wednesday
19
7:30 PM

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Southern Mississippi will host The Carrying poet Ada Limón for a reading. 

Free and open to the public

Hattiesburg, MS
University of Southern Mississippi
Liberal Arts Building
Gonzales Auditorium
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
United States
Thursday
20
7:00 PM

The Dogfish Reading series will host poets Analicia Sotelo and Nancy Reddy for featured readings and an open mic with audience members. 

Free and open to the public. 

New Orleans, LA
Dogfish New Orleans
2448 N. Villere St
New Orleans, LA 70117
United States
Thursday
20
7:00 PM

The Strand Book Store will host Sarah Ruhl for a reading and discussion of her newest book, Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship, alongside Mary-Louise Parker. Tickets are $15 for admission and a gift card, or $26 for admission and a signed copy of the book. 

New York, NY
Strand Book Store
Rare Book Room, 3rd Floor
828 Broadway & 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States
Thursday
20
8:00 PM

Poet behind Post-, The City, Our City, and The Book of Props Wayne Miller will appear in the Only-Tenn-I-See Reading Series. 

Free and open to the public

Knoxville, TN
Pretentious Beer Co.
131 S Central St.
Knoxville, TN 37902
United States
Saturday
22
2:00 PM

David Keplinger will read from his newest collection of poetry, Another City, and share an excerpt from his upcoming young adult novel based loosely on his childhood in the Indian Valley.

Free and open to the public

Telford, PA
Indian Valley Public Library
100 E Church Ave.
Telford, PA 18969
United States
Sunday
23
1:00 PM

Poet Martha Collins will make an appearance at Beaverdale Books for an intimate reading. 

Free and open to the public

Des Moines, IA
Beaverdale Books
2929 Beaver Avenue
Suite 1
Des Moines, IA 50310
United States
Sunday
23
4:00 PM

Join us for this Sunday conversation between music critic and former Minneapolitan Jessica Hopper and poet Danez Smith, in celebration of Hopper’s new memoir, Night Moves (University of Texas Press).

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 South Washington Avenue
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Tuesday
25
7:30 PM

The Smith College Poetry Center will host National Book Award finalist Ada Limón for a reading of The Carrying

Free and open to the public

Northampton, MA
Weinstein Auditorium
Wright Hall
Northampton, MA 01063
United States
Wednesday
26
7:00 PM

Poet of North American Stadiums Grady Chambers will appear at the Poetry Foundation with Henri Cole to celebrate the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize.

Free and open to the public.

Chicago, IL
The Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
United States
Thursday
27
5:00 PM

The English Department at University of New Hampshire will host acclaimed poet of The Carrying, Ada Limón as a part of their 2018-2019 Writers Series. 

Free and open to the public

Durham, NH
University of New Hampshire
210 Hamilton Smith Hall
Durham, NH 03824
United States
Friday
28
7:30 PM

Grady Chambers (North American Stadiums) and Elizabeth Metzger (The Spirit Papers) will come together at Skylight Books in Los Angeles to discuss their new books of poetry.

Free and open to the public.

Los Angeles, CA
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States
Saturday
29
7:00 PM

The Montana Book Festival is proud of present Hearth: A Global Conversation on Community, Identity, and Place with visiting panelists and contributors to the collection, Gretel Ehrlich, Debra Earling and Christopher Merrill.

Free and open to the public

Missoula, MT
The Wilma
131 Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59802
United States
Sunday
30
4:00 PM

Winner of this year’s Man Booker International Prize for her extraordinary book Flights, Polish author Olga Tokarczuk visits the Twin Cities. Co-sponsored by Rain Taxi Review of Books and the Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota, with book sales by Milkweed Books.

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
101
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540

October 2018

Thursday
4
6:00 PM

Celebrate Poetry: Art for the Urgent Issues of Our Time

An annual celebration of writers, book, and readers, the Book Lovers Ball features a seated dinner, live auction, presentation of the Milkweed Award for Distinguished Contributions to Literary Culture, storytelling from authors, and more!

We are delighted to be welcoming three poets we’ve had the honor of publishing here at Milkweed Editions in recent years to share both remarks and poems with you at this year’s Book Lovers Ball! Each of these poets make a distinct case for the power of poetry. Limón, Jones, and Brewer are exploring the personal and...

Minneapolis, MN
Machine Shop
300 Second Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
United States
612-215-2559
Friday
5
6:30 PM

Join three Milkweed Editions poets—Ada Limón, William Brewer, and Parneshia Jones—to celebrate the two-year anniversary of our bookstore! After a reception with light refreshments at Milkweed Books, these dynamic poets will read their distinguished, powerful work in the Target Performance Hall, featuring poems from The Carrying (Limón), I Know Your Kind (Brewer), Vessel (Jones), and beyond.

Free and all are welcome

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Editions
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
1011 South Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
Friday
5
8:00 PM

Poet Jos Charles will appear in an LGBTQ+ open mic night hosted by Jayy Dodd to read from feeld as a part of Lambda LitFest Los Angeles. 

Free and open to the public.

Los Angeles, CA
The Black Cat
3939 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
United States
Saturday
6
10:00 AM

It has been ✨TWO YEARS✨ since the opening of our bookstore––come celebrate with us at our Two Year Anniversary party!

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
Thursday
11
7:30 PM

Join MinnPost for their 11th Anniversary Celebration, featuring DeRay McKesson. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.

Minneapolis, MN
MinnPost
Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States
6122152540
Friday
12
5:00 PM

This weekend retreat with poet David Keplinger will explore a creative path to presence through meditative poetry, how to make listening to, reading and/or writing poetry a meditation practice, and explore the body as a vessel for the poem and nature as springboard for writing poetry. 

Ossining, NY
The Mariandale Center
299 N. Highland Ave
Ossining, NY 10561
United States
Friday
12
7:00 PM

Join us in the bookstore for this conversation with Kim Sagwa and Shannon Gibney, featuring new novels Mina (Two Lines) and Dream Country (Penguin).

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 South Washington Avenue
Open Book | 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Sunday
14
2:00 PM

Poet Martha Collins will host a reading at the Cambridge Public Library with Carol Moldaw. 

Free and open to the public. 

Cambridge, MA
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Tuesday
16
7:00 PM

Unabridged Bookstore will host Sarah Ruhl (Letters from Max) in conversation with director Jessica Thebus with a Q&A and booksigning to follow the discussion. 

Free and open to the public

Chicago, IL
Unabridged Bookstore
3251 N Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60657
United States
Wednesday
17
6:00 PM

Sarah Ruhl will host a reading of her latest work, Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship. 

Free and open to the public.

Evanston, IL
Bookends & Beginnings
1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
United States
Wednesday
17
7:00 PM

Join Janisse Ray for a creative and nonfiction poetry reading with Jenny Sadre-Orafi as a part of the Georgia College Creative Writing program's Visiting Writer Series. 

Free and open to the public

Milledgeville, GA
Georgia College
Arts & Sciences Auditorium
Milledgeville, GA 31061
United States
Saturday
20
8:00 AM

Milkweed’s final market date of the season!

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Mill City Farmers Market
704 S 2nd Street
Train Shed
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Thursday
25
7:00 PM

Author of the National Poetry Series winning work feeld, Jos Charles will present on the work of the 14th c. poet Geoffrey Chaucer. Using House of Fame as a crux, the talk will address Middle English poetics, uses of the "I," and the poem-as-vision. 

New York, NY
Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282
United States
Friday
26
7:00 PM

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and Changing Hands proudly presents a poetry reading with Dan Beachy-Quick. Dan will read selections from his latest collection, Of Silence and Song, along with new and other work.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Pheonix, AZ
The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and Changing Hands
300 W Camelback Rd
Pheonix, AZ 80013
United States
Saturday
27
4:30 PM

National Poetry Series winner Jos Charles will read from her collection, feeld, as a part of the 25-year-old reading series Segue @ Zinc.

Free and open to the public

New York, NY
Zinc Bar
82 W 3rd St.
New York, NY 10012
United States
Saturday
27
6:00 PM

Poet Caitlin Bailey, winner of the 2017 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, joins us in the bookstore to read from her debut poetry collection, Solve for Desire. As the Millions says of Bailey's work, “Her words rest in that curious space between abstraction and touch, so this is a book to place upon one’s soul.”

Free and open to the public.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
Open Book | 1st Floor
1011 South Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States

November 2018

Thursday
1
7:00 PM

Enjoy the music of poet and songwriter Brian Laidlaw on his Reel Rock Tour at his first night at the Boulder Theater where he'll perform songs inspired by his newest poetry book, The Mirrormaker.

Boulder, CO
Boulder Theater
2030 14th St.
Boulder, CO 80302
United States
Friday
2
7:00 PM

Enjoy the music of poet and songwriter Brian Laidlaw on his Reel Rock Tour at his second night at the Boulder Theater where he'll perform songs inspired by his newest poetry book, The Mirrormaker

Boulder, CO
Boulder Theater
2030 14th St.
Boulder, CO 80302
United States
Saturday
3
12:30 PM

The Chicago Humanities Festival will host acclaimed poet Jos Charles, author of feeld

Chicago, IL
Performance Penthouse 901
915 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Wednesday
7
6:00 PM

Winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize for North American StadiumsGrady Chambers will host an intimate reading alongside essayist Rachel Z. Arndt. 

Free and open to the public. 

Chicago, IL
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Thursday
8
7:00 PM

Daniel Mallory Ortberg discusses fairy tales for the Loft Literary Center’s Big Ideas series.

$15 Regular | $10 Member

Minneapolis, MN
The Loft Literary Center
1011 South Washington Avenue
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Friday
9
7:30 PM

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts invites Caitlin Bailey, poet of Solve for Desire, to be a part of their 2018 reading series.

Free and open to the public

Fridley, MN
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN 55432
United States
Friday
9
8:00 PM

The Poetry Research Bureau will host poets Will Brewer, Elizabeth Metzger, and Noah Warren. 

Free and open to the public

Los Angeles, CA
Poetry Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
Saturday
10
2:00 PM

Playwright and author Sarah Ruhl will read passages from her newest collection, Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship at the Cincinnati location of Joseph-Beth Booksellers. 

Free and open to the public

Cincinnati, OH
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Rockwood Pavilion
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
United States
Saturday
10
6:00 PM

Join us for this reading with Cave Canem Poetry prizewinner Julian Randall and Agnes Lynch Starret prizewinner Tiana Clark, in celebration of their debut full length poetry collections from University of Pittsburgh Press.

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 South Washington Avenue
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
Saturday
10
7:00 PM

Poet behind North American Stadiums Grady Chambers will appear at Big Blue Marble Bookstore in conversation with Valerie Wallace. 

Free and open to the public

Philadelphia, PA
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Mt. Airy Village
Philadelphia, PA 19119
United States
Wednesday
14
7:00 PM

Poet Martha Collins joins the Hastings Reading Room series at the First Church Congregational with Dzvinia Orlowsky and Frannie Lindsay.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Cambridge, MA
First Church Congregational
11 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Thursday
15
6:00 PM

Author of the anticipated collection of essays, All the Wild Hungers, Karen Babine will be featured in Moving Words: Writers Across Minnesota with three other Minnesota Book Award winners, Peter Geye, Cary Griffith, and Kao Kalia Yang.

Free and open to the public

Saint Peter, MN
Saint Peter Community Center
601 South Washington Avenue
Saint Peter, MN 56082
United States
Thursday
15
7:00 PM

Enjoy the music of poet and songwriter Brian Laidlaw on his Reel Rock Tour at his first night at the Oriental Theater where he'll perform songs inspired by his newest poetry book, The Mirrormaker.

Denver, CO
Oriental Theater
4335 W 44th Avenue
Denver, CO 80212
United States
Friday
16
7:00 PM

Enjoy the music of poet and songwriter Brian Laidlaw on his Reel Rock Tour at his second night at the Oriental Theater where he'll perform songs inspired by his newest poetry book, The Mirrormaker.

Denver, CO
Oriental Theater
4335 W 44th Avenue
Denver, CO 80212
United States
Tuesday
27
7:30 PM

Join us for the launch of Lord of the Butterflies, Andrea Gibson’s latest book from Button Poetry.

18+ | General Admission: $20.00 advance | $25.00 day of show | Reserved Balcony: $35.00

Minneapolis, MN
Fine Line Music Cafe
318 1st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States
612-338-8100
Wednesday
28
6:00 PM

Join us in the bookstore for this reading and conversation with Maryse Meijer featuring her latest book, Northwood (Catapult).

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 South Washington Avenue
Open Book | 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540

December 2018

Thursday
6
7:00 PM

Join us in the Target Performance Hall for this reading and discussion with Justin Driver, constitutional law scholar and author of Schoolhouse Gate (Pantheon). Presented in partnership with the Minneapolis chapter of the American Constitution Society.

FREE and all are welcome.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 South Washington Avenue
Target Performance Hall | Open Book, 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540

February 2019

Thursday
7
7:00 PM

The Center for Literary Arts at San José State University is proud to present Analicia Sotelo (Virgin): A Poetry Reading at the San José Museum of Art.  

Free and open to the public

San José, CA
San José Museum of Art
110 S Market St.
San José, CA 95113
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