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

Patrick Hines loves murder. Wait, we mean he’s obsessed with murder. As the co-host of the True Crime Obsessed podcast, Hines and his co-host Gillian Pensavelle recap the very best true crime documentaries, from The Real Bling Ring to the Happy Face Killer, in a funny, sassy, and lovable sort

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

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

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.