Savita Harjani celebrates the launch of her literary debut and memoir Postcards from Within—Random Ramblings of an Ordinary Human with a reading and social hour at the Weisman’s Dolly Fitterman Riverview Gallery. Born in Bombay, Harjani moved to the United States when she was 20, and has lived in Minneapolis

Black Hart of St. Paul hosts a reading and discussion with drag artist and theopoet Max Yeshaye Brumberg-Kraus. Their new book,The(y)ology “is a manifesto for artists, teachers, theologians, clergy, and activists looking for ways to resist rigid paradigms of gender, sexuality, self, and the sacred.” With artists/panelists Miranda Strong, Levi

Virginia poet Courtney LeBlanc leads a conversation and reading from her new collection Her Whole Bright Life. The book examines “the trauma and exhaustion of a life lived with disordered eating and the loss and grief of the death of the poet’s father” while navigating the pandemic and an ever-changing

Wordplay is a festival for books, writers, and the readers who love them. Now in its fourth year, the robustly attended literary arts event is fun for the whole family with readings, workshops, kids’ activities, book signings, and more! Curated around The Loft’s 2022/23 theme of “Narrative Power,” the incredibly

Local poetry collective comes together at the 331 tonight to celebrate the freedom to be ourselves. Host Stephanie Was-Was will present musical duo Randall Throckmorton and Christopher Thompson, as well as poet/writer Paul Dickinson and poet/editor Patrick Werle and some Bosso regulars. WED 7/5, 9:30 PM, Free, 21+

How a “trans-glam-punk-rock story” is helping write history–and an example of commitment through the ups and downs of a marriage. WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN  Lynette Reini-Grandell was not used to pledging to write 1,500 words a day or writing chronologically. She’s a poet with punk roots who’s been nominated for

Billed as the “first annual,” this Eagles Club event echoes the Riot Act Reading Series at the Turf Club years ago. Featured writers include Francine Conley, Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, John Jodzio, David Oppegaard and Robin Schindeldecker. Books? Bars? Let’s go! And here’s to many more. . FRI, 6/16, 7 PM, Free

Krista Burton’s new book, Moby Dyke, explores: Where are the remaining lesbian bars—and what does it mean when lesbian bars disappear?  WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN  “Honestly, there is nothing like being a room full of people where you feel safe and completely comfortable to be your authentic self—and those spaces

Minnesota Book Award winner Mary Logue settles in for a reading from her new novel The Big Sugar tonight at Next Chapter. The book is the second in her series of Brigid Reardon mysteries, set in the American West in the late 1800s, and was inspired by the true story

Moon Palace Books hosts author Emma Törzs to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Ink Blood Sister Scribe. Though her first foray into the longer format, Törzs’ fiction has won her a number of awards and an NEA fellowship in prose. The event will also feature short readings from