Books & Bars: “The Sellout”
Books & Bars: “The Sellout” @ Happy Gnome
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm
With The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, moderator Jeff Kamin brings his unique take on a public book club show to Saint Paul every first Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions). Even if you don’t like the featured book, he “guarantees a good time at our entertaining discussions.” All are welcome to try this moderated reinvention of the book club. No registration required. 5:30 Happy Hour Social | 6:15 Discussion The Sellout by Paul Beatty A biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty’s The Sellout showcases a Read the Rest...
Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony 2017
Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony 2017 @ InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm
The 29th Annual Minnesota Book Awards InterContinental Hotel • Saint Paul Riverfront April 8, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. CLICK HERE for Tickets. Saturday, April 8, 2017 – InterContinental Hotel Saint Paul Riverfront 6:30 p.m. – Preface Reception Meet the finalists, book sales and signing, and cash bar. 8:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony Wine, refreshments, and live music. 9:30 p.m. – Epilogue After-Party Complimentary champagne and desserts. Toast the winners and finalists, dance and listen to live music. Awards will be presented to the winners in nine book categories, as well as the 2017 Kay Sexton Award honoree and the 2017 Book Read the Rest...
Writers in Conversation: “Deep Heart’s Core: Poetry & Mystery”
Writers in Conversation: “Deep H... @ Merriam Park Library
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 7:59 pm
“Deep Heart’s Core: Poetry & Mystery” with Katie Donovan and James Lenfestey Monday, April 17 | 7 p.m. Join O’Shaughnessy Award-winning Irish poet Katie Donovan and local writer James Lenfestey for a conversation about their craft and the influence of the great mysterious in poetry. Presented with the Center for Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas. Donovan, born 1962, grew up on a farm in County Wexford, and was educated at Trinity College Dublin and at UC Berkeley. She spent a year in Hungary teaching English before returning to Ireland to work as a journalist with the Irish Read the Rest...
” A Good Time for the Truth” reading and discussion
” A Good Time for the Truth” rea... @ Hamline Midway Library
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm
Join IBé, Sherry Quan Lee, and Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, three contributors from the acclaimed anthology, A Good Time for the Truth, for a reading and discussion. In this provocative book, edited by Sun Yung Shin, sixteen of Minnesota’s best writers provide a range of perspectives on what it is like to live as a person of color in Minnesota. They give readers a splendid gift: the gift of touching another human being’s inner reality, behind masks and veils and politeness. They bring us generously into experiences that we must understand if we are to come together in real relationships. IBé is Read the Rest...
2017 O’Shaughnessy Award Recipient: Katie Donovan
2017 O’Shaughnessy Award Recipie... @ John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm
Dublin-based poet Katie Donovan will receive the O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award in April. Her free public reading, which will follow a week of classroom visits and public appearances, will be on Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of John Roach Center at the University of St. Thomas. The $5,000 O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, established in 1997, honors Irish poets. The award is named for Lawrence O’Shaughnessy, who taught English at St. Thomas from 1948 to 1950, formerly served on the university’s board of trustees and is the retired head of the I.A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation. Donovan, born 1962, grew up Read the Rest...
Untold Stories: Workers’ Memorial Event
Untold Stories: Workers’ Memoria... @ Saint Paul Labor Center
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm
Untold Stories Labor History Series: A World in Turmoil: 1917-2017 Workers’ Memorial Event Panelists explore workplace safety issues in advance of the national commemoration of Workers’ Memorial Day. Presenters include Phil Qualy, a railroad conductor and Director of the United Transportation Union Minnesota Legislative Board; John Sielaff, author of A Workplace Accident: John Anderson’s Fall from the High Bridge, recently published in Ramsey County Historical Society Magazine; and Mike Scully, an attorney from Sieben Carey, knowledgeable about workers’ compensation history and current changes and threats to the system. About Untold Stories In celebration of labor history month each May, Read the Rest...
Twin Cities Jewish Book Series: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
Twin Cities Jewish Book Series: ... @ St. Paul JCC
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin Reasons for Antisemitism TICKETS COMING SOON Rabbi, scholar, and bestselling author Joseph Telushkin will present two new books, Why the Jews: The Reason for Antisemitism, the Most Accurate Predictor of Human Evil and Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, The Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History. Telushkin is the bestelling author of eighteen books, including The Book of Jewish Values, Hillel, and Jewish Literacy. Rabbi Telushkin serves as a Senior Associate of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Book Council, and as spiritual leader Read the Rest...