Literary calendar: Roxane Gay reads from latest book, ‘Hunger’ – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
FREDRIK BACKMAN: Swedish author of the best-selling novel â€œA Man Called Oveâ€ and other books discusses his new novel â€œBeartownâ€ with Julie Schumacher, award-winning author and Â faculty member in the creative writing program and department of English at the University of Minnesota.â€Beartownâ€ is an evocation of the complexities of life in a small town where the great passion is hockey and the junior team is about to compete in the national championship. Co-presented by Magers & Quinn. 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13; Grace-Trinity Church, 1430 28th St. W., Mpls. Tickets at $26.99 (includes either a copy of â€œBeartownâ€ or a gift card to Magers & Quinn). Available at magersandquinn.com.
TAYLOR BRORBY: Award-winning essayist and poet who travels around the county speaking about hydraulic fracking presents â€œComing Alive: Action & Civil Disobedienceâ€ and â€œCrude: Poems about Place, Energy and Politics.â€ 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15; Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul.
JOANNE CACCIATORE: Director of the graduate certificate in trauma and bereavement at Arizona State University presents â€ Bearing the Unbearable,â€ an exploration of the pain and importance of grief. 5 p.m. Sunday, June 18; Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.
ROXANE GAY: Author of the best-selling essay collection â€œBad Feministâ€ reads from â€œHunger,â€ a book about food and bodies, her own emotional and psychological struggles as a way to explore anxieties over tension between desire and denial. She looks at her childhood, teens and 20s, including the act of violence that was a turning point in her life. 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15; Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.
VICTORIA HOUSTON:Â Minnesotan reads from her mystery â€œDead Spider.â€ 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15; Once Upon a Crime, 604 26th St. W., Mpls.
DAVID HOUSEWRIGHT: Award-winning Minnesota mystery writer introduces his new Rush McKenzie thriller, â€œWhat the Dead Leave Behind.â€ 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15; Barnes & Noble, 3230 Galleria, Edina.
CARRIE MALONEY:Â Reads from her novel â€œBreath to Breath,â€ about a small-town veterinarian whoâ€™s called upon to save a litter of puppies that were buried alive by a young man and the consequences in her life and his. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13; Lake Elmo library, 3537 Lake Elmo Ave. N.
EMILY ROBBINS:Â Introduces her novel â€œA Word for Love,â€ Â which explores the 99 words for â€œloveâ€ in Arabic in the story of a young American woman who travels around the world to study an ancient manuscript of a famous Arabic love story that is said to move its best readers to tears. She finds herself transformed by language, risk, war and a new understanding of love. 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13; Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.
DANIÂ SHAPIRO: PresentsÂ â€œHourglass,â€ reflections on her marriage and the elusive nature of time. 7 p.m. Monday, June 12; Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.
BOB SHOWERS: Signs copies of â€œThe Twins in the Dome.â€ 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17; Barnes & Noble, 3230 Galleria, Edina.
STEVE TRIMBLE:Â Historian and member of the Ramsey County Historical Society editorial board discusses â€œEthel Stewart & Gibbs Farm: A Unique Adventure,â€ about Ethel Stewartâ€™s work in preserving the Gibbs Farm, founding the Ramsey County Historical Society and her contributions to the history of Ramsey County. Free. Presented in Ramsey County Historical Societyâ€™s History Revealed series. 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15; Roseville Library, 2173 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville.
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