Literary calendar: Roxane Gay reads from latest book, ‘Hunger’ – TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

FREDRIK BACKMAN: Swedish author of the best-selling novel “A Man Called Ove” and other books discusses his new novel “Beartown” with Julie Schumacher, award-winning author and  faculty member in the creative writing program and department of English at the University of Minnesota.”Beartown” 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 “Beartown” 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 “Coming Alive: Action & Civil Disobedience” and “Crude: Poems about Place, Energy and Politics.” 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 ” Bearing the Unbearable,” 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 “Bad Feminist” reads from “Hunger,” 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: Minnesotan reads from her mystery “Dead Spider.” 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, “What the Dead Leave Behind.” 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15; Barnes & Noble, 3230 Galleria, Edina.

CARRIE MALONEY: Reads from her novel “Breath to Breath,” about a small-town veterinarian who’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: Introduces her novel “A Word for Love,”  which explores the 99 words for “love” 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.

DANI SHAPIRO: Presents “Hourglass,” 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 “The Twins in the Dome.” 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17; Barnes & Noble, 3230 Galleria, Edina.

STEVE TRIMBLE: Historian and member of the Ramsey County Historical Society editorial board discusses “Ethel Stewart & Gibbs Farm: A Unique Adventure,” about Ethel Stewart’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 Society’s History Revealed series. 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15; Roseville Library, 2173 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville.

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