The Current's Rock & Roll Book Club Record Party - Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
Sep
16
9:00 PM21:00

The Current's Rock & Roll Book Club Record Party - Bryant Lake Bowl Theater

The Current's Rock and Roll Book Club celebrates books about the music we love. We're throwing a record party with three authors of nonfiction books about Minnesota music — we're talking Prince, the Suburbs, the Suicide Commandos, the Minneapolis Sound. Andrea Swensson, Jim Walsh, and Cyn Collins will read their work, field audience questions, and spin some groovy vinyl.

Participants: Authors Andrea Swensson, Jim Walsh, and Cyn Collins, with host Jay Gabler

Free!

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street, Mpls

 

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Rain Taxi Presents Adrian Matejka - SooVac
Sep
16
8:00 PM20:00

Rain Taxi Presents Adrian Matejka - SooVac

Rain Taxi presents acclaimed hip hop influenced poet Adrian Matejka, award-winning author of Mixology,The Big Smoke, and the new book Map to the Stars. You won’t want to miss experiencing one of the most electric poets writing today! Copies of Map to the Stars and other books by Adrian Matejka will be available for purchase at the event, which includes a book signing and a special musical guest TBA.

Free!

SooVac
2909 Bryant Avenue South, Mpls

 

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Sister Black Press Presents "Poetry of Resistance & Change" - Soap Factory
Sep
16
7:30 PM19:30

Sister Black Press Presents "Poetry of Resistance & Change" - Soap Factory

Monica Edwards Larson / Sister Black (Bike) Press’s project “Poetry of Resistance & Change” consists of two parts; a temporary installation of letterpress printed poetry cards, and a Poetry reading and DIY printing event, using the mobile bicycle press, at the Soap Factory. The installation will consist of hundreds of letterpress printed poetry cards and broadsides featuring the work of local poets whose work bears witness to the many challenges facing our democracy, the health of our planet, and all aspects of human rights, that inspire action.

Join local poets for a reading / performance at the Soap Factory on Sept 16th from 7:30pm-10pm. Poets include: D. Allen, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Marion Gomez, Junauda Petrus, Maitreyi Ray, Hawona Sullivan-Janzen, and Ben Weaver.

Meet at Bryant Lake Bowl (in adjacent alley) at 6pm for group ride to the Soap Factory. The comfortably paced 6 mile route will follow the Midtown Greenway trail to Hiawatha LRT trail to 11th Ave to W. River pkwy and across the Stone Arch bridge…Food and beer trucks will be waiting!

This project is supported and presented as part of Here & There: Rethinking Public Spaces, The Soap Factory’s 2017 public programming. Rethinking Public Spaces presents artist projects that enliven underutilized spaces throughout Minnesota, rethinking public space and considering what it means to place-make through a contemporary, celebratory, and critical lens.

Soap Factory
514 2nd Street SE, Mpls

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Books & Bars - Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Books & Bars - Bryant Lake Bowl Theater

Books & Bars is reinventing the book club with a public show. We provide a unique atmosphere for a lively discussion of interesting authors, fun people, good food and social lubrication with liquid courage. You’re invited to our free events with moderator Jeff Kamin & other spirited characters each month.  Discussing Saga comics (#1-12 or Vol 1 & 2 trades). Raise hand, say name, make comment.

Subtext Books will be on site selling the Saga comics.

Free!

Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street, Mpls

 

 

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Write on Mama: Woven Words - Magers & Quinn
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

Write on Mama: Woven Words - Magers & Quinn

An ensemble of Minnesota mamas share yarns of the emotional rollercoaster known as ‘motherhood.’ With diverse voices and experiences, the common threads of mothering will provide a colorful story-telling experience that promises to touch the heart.  www.writeonmamas.com

Participants:
Galit Breen
Lucinda Cummings
Adrienne Frank
Leslie Lagerstrom
Sara Martin
Cindy Nehrbass
Amber Stoner
Kelly O’Sullivan

Free!

Magers & Quinn
3038 Hennepin Ave, Mpls

 

 

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Beep Boop Laugh Cry Presented by Button Poetry - Barbette
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Beep Boop Laugh Cry Presented by Button Poetry - Barbette

The Twin Cities are a hub for some of the most exciting and viral poetry on the internet. It turns out all that writing is even better live! Help us celebrate the physical source of all that digital love! These are poems that will make you laugh, cry and everything in between. Performers include: Bernard Ferguson, Ry Irene, Muna Abdulahi, Rob Mitchell, and Blythe Baird”  Presented by Button Poetry.  

A free copy of a Button Poetry book will be given to the first 100 people in the door!

Free!

Trapeze at Barbette
1600 W Lake Street, Mpls

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Red Bird Chapbooks Presents "Fierce Lament" - Magers & Quinn
Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

Red Bird Chapbooks Presents "Fierce Lament" - Magers & Quinn

Fierce Lament is a mixed media publication and a call to action. The book brings together the work of writers, activists, artists, elders and youth in active resistance and healing adventure. Join the contributors for refreshments, readings, and a discussion of environmental stewardship.

Free!

Magers & Quinn Booksellers
3038 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN

 

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 Making Im/Migrant Joy in the North - Barbette
Sep
16
5:00 PM17:00

Making Im/Migrant Joy in the North - Barbette

A handful of funny and smart Twin Cities-based writers of color (all born and raised outside of Minnesota) will read from their work and chat about how they conjure joy as artists and members of various literary communities.

Participants - Roy Guzmán, Su Hwang, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Sun Yung Shin, and Jordan Thomas

Free!

Trapeze at Barbette
1600 W Lake Street, Mpls

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Black Poets On Building A Spaceship To Get The Fuck Out - Barbette
Sep
16
4:00 PM16:00

Black Poets On Building A Spaceship To Get The Fuck Out - Barbette

An evening of conjuring and creation as we travel with 2 poets to other worlds in black time and space. In 2017 America we need spaces that are centered on conjuring other worlds this event will be a stomping ground for such work. Come join us as we search for magic through lines and language to celebrate, survive and fight.  Readings by Keno Evol and Fatima Camera.  Presented by Black Table Arts.

Free!

Trapeze at Barbette
1600 W Lake Street, Mpls

 

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