Minnesota Book Awards Events

mnba-events-webBeyond the awards ceremony each spring, Minnesota Book Awards programs and events take place around the state throughout the year. From author readings and discussions to pub quizzes and food events, the Minnesota Book Awards has programming for everyone. Read more about our events here or check out the Calendar page for a list of all events.

The Book Awards seeks to connect readers with Minnesota books, authors, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and more – through programs and outreach activities year-round.  Meet some of the best authors in the state at free events throughout the 100+ metro-area libraries represented by MELSA. If your library or bookstore would like us to list your Minnesota Book Award-related event, please send the details to info@thefriends.org.

Upcoming Events

Book Submissions

August 1, 2016

Submissions for the 29th annual Minnesota Book Awards will open August 1, 2016.
Book submission deadline: Friday, November 18, 2016


Lauren Stringer, Yellow Time
Saturday, October 1 • 10 a.m.
Red Balloon Bookshop • 891 Grand Avenue

Music Meets MN Lit

Sunday, October 2 • 7 p.m.
Bedlam Theatre • 213 4th Street East

Literary MN: Reader’s Theater Event 

Monday, October 3 • 7 p.m.
Highland Park Community Center • 1978 Ford Parkway

Poets in Conversation: 
An Evening with Milkweed Editions

Tuesday, October 4 • 7 p.m.
Merriam Park Library • 1831 Marshall Avenue

Poetry Happy Hour

Thursday, October 6 • 5 p.m.
The Happy Gnome • 698 Selby Avenue