Beyond 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Let’s Talk Kid Lit
Wednesday, October 5
Addendum Books • 478 S. Cleveland Avenue
Poetry Happy Hour
Thursday, October 6 • 5 p.m.
The Happy Gnome • 698 Selby Avenue