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

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

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.