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

Join Tim Nolan in conversation with local award-winning poets and authors to discuss their latest works. This Readings by Writers features author Greg Watson, whose work has appeared in numerous literary reviews; Diane Jarvenpa, the poet and recipient of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association Award; and Sharon Chmielarz, who has

Author and St. Paul native Patricia Hampl returns to her West 7th neighborhood for a night of celebrating her Czech heritage through memoir and music. Ever since her 1981 memoir A Romantic Education put her on the literary map, Hampl has been a recognized figure in the world of autobiographical

Though the local book review Rain Taxi technically turned 25 in 2020, the celebration of this tremendous occasion finally takes place tonight at the newly renovated Granada Theater in Uptown. Readings and short musical performances are planned, as well as food and the return of their signature drink, the “Raintini.”

Author Sarah Kieffer launches her new cookbook 100 Morning Treats tonight at The Lynhall with a conversation with author and TV host Zoe Francois of the Magnolia Network. Tickets to the event include a copy of the book and a chance to sample some of Kieffer’s newest creations. TUES 5/9,

It’s the 10th annual Indie Bookstore Day! Pick up a passport and track your travels around the Twin Cities’ best page-turning shops. The last Saturday in April is Independent Bookstore Day and Twin Citizens are historically a well-read bunch. Thankfully, we have a large number of brick-and-mortar bookhouses still standing.

Mall of America and Flip Phone Events host “The Power of Drag” starring Sasha Velour. This event will be a celebration of Sasha’s new book, The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag. Seated, standing, and VIP tickets are available. FRI 4/28, 6:00 PM, $30-$165, All Ages

Carmen Maria Machado, author of the short story collection Her Body and Other Parties and the multi-genre (literally—each chapter is a different genre) memoir In the Dream House, among other works, will present a reading and join in conversation at Minneapolis College with Write Like Us mentor Taiwana Shambley. With