2015 Offsite Event Schedule

Join AWP's literary community for the following offsite events, hosted throughout the Minneapolis area during our conference. These events are not produced, moderated, or curated by AWP. We list these events as a courtesy to our attendees.

 

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Normandale College, 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431

Normandale Writing Festival
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/916842358355955
Normandale's Writing Festival features prose writer Barrie Jean Borich and poet Sean Hill as keynotes. Other presenters include Sun Yung Shin, Stephan Eirik Clark, Kathryn Kysar, Denise Lowe, Kris Bigalk, John Reimringer, and Lynette Reini-Grandell. Contact kris.bigalk@normandale.edu for more info.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Northrup King Building Third Floor Gallery/ 1500 Jackson Street NOrtheast

Convergence: The Poetic Dialogue Project exhibition
Cost: Free
URL: http://alturl.com/zdc35
Convergence: The Poetic Dialogue Project features collaborative works by pairs of visual artists and poets, including many from AWP. Curated by visual artist Beth Shadur, the show will be open Wed-Friday from 12-5 pm. Works in various media are displayed with poetry. Show traveled from Chicago.

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Avenue S.

Somatic Writing Practice
Cost: Free, donations welcomed
URL: https://www.facebook.com/theartistswell
Through dialogue, improvisation, rhythm and words we will move to discover, write to process and share to witness. Wear comfortable clothing, bring writing materials, and refrain from wearing fragrances. All levels and abilities welcome, both in writing and movement.

4:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Brit's Pub,1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Festival of Language
Cost: Free and Open to All
URL: http://www.festivalwriter.org/#!fol2015/c1bcr
This will be the seventh annual Festival of Language featuring established and emerging writers in three sets of rapid-fire readings with over 60 participants reading for a maximum of five minutes each. Check the website for updates. Email festivaloflanguage@gmail.com with questions.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Walker Art Center (Skyline Room) 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

#Binders Happy Hour
Cost: $5
URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/binders-awp-happy-hour-tickets-15710869634
Mn Artists, a web platform covering the art and artists of the Midwest, is hosting a happy hour for our favorite #BindersFullofWomen to kick off this year's AWP conference. Cash bar - Cover $5. Amble through the galleries and then let's raise a glass together IRL in the Walker's posh Skyline Room.

Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave, South Minneapolis, MN 55404

George Mason University Poets: MFA Faculty and Alumni Reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.icehousempls.com/reservations/
A reading celebrating new books by alumni Cynthia Marie Hoffman and J. Michael Martinez, and faculty Jennifer Atkinson, Sally Keith, Eric Pankey, Peter Streckfus, and Susan Tichy. Stay for dinner and drinks. Reservations available.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

French Corner Bistro, 1200 Nicollet Ave. S

What about "Coffee, Composition, and Craft: a Conversation for Writers Who Teach Everything But Writing"
Cost: ala carte
Even those who teach writing often do not teach what they write; often bogged down by service and first-year writing courses, professors and other professionals find little time and energy for our own writing. Join other professionals who write for hobby, but not for a living, as we discuss strategies for sharing our writing, publishing, and managing our full-time teaching and professional work loads.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus 1000 LaSalle Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403,Room: TMH 260

A Tribute to Lon Otto, Readings by Lon Otto and Selected UST Alumni
Cost: Free
URL: http://alturl.com/c2ye6
Reading by Lon Otto, Professor Emeritus of English, and selected UST alumni Mark Ehling '98, David Onofrychuk '05, Mick Cochrane '79, & Tracy Youngblom '83 & M.A. '96. Introduction by Leslie Adrienne Miller.

Honey, 205 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Err on the Side of Art
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Err/461504400658582?ref=ts&fref=ts
Start AWP with some errant revelry—join local artist collective Err for a showcase of twenty-something talent. Featured artists explore the intersections of writing, live art, and a boogie-down band. Come help us test the effects of rowdy applause (because a party without art is just consonants).

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Nomad World Pub 501 Cedar Avenue

Literary Death Match
Cost: $7 preorder, $10 at door
URL: http://www.literarydeathmatch.com/upcoming-events/april-8-at-nomad-world-pub.html
4 writers read their work for 7 minutes or less, then are judged by 3 all-star judges. 2 finalists are chosen to compete in the LDM finale, to decide the ultimate winner. Judges: POS, Susan Orlean, Benjamin Percy. Readers: Roxane Gay, Claire Vaye Watkins, Jeffrey Renard Allen, Mark Doten

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Once Upon a Crime book store

Wisniewski Reading: WATCH ME GO
Cost: Free
The book store Once Upon a Crime will be hosting a reading/signing for Mark Wisniewski's novel "WATCH ME GO."

Intermidia Arts 2822 Lyndale Ave S.

Kimbilio in MSP
Cost: Free (donations welcome)
URL: http://kimbiliofiction.com/kimbilio-at-awp-2015/
Host: Tayari Jones and featuring writers Jeffrey Renard Allen, Bridgett Davis, Amina Gautier, Brian Gilmore, Cole Lavalais and Rion Amilcar Scott. Learn about the annual Kimbilio Summer Retreats, meet Kimbilio Fellows and staff and listen to some terrific fiction.

Bedlam Lowertown, 213 4th St., Saint Paul, 55101

Music Meets Minnesota Lit
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.thefriends.org/musicmeetslit
The Minnesota Book Awards presents an exciting mash-up of music and literature with readings by four award-winning authors and original songs inspired by their books, including: Melanie Hoffert, Carrie Mesrobian, Matt Rasmussen and Ethan Rutherford. Songs written/performed by Ipsifendus Collective.

Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408

BOMB Magazine and Two Dollar Radio present Sarah Gerard, Ian Dreiblatt, Nicholas Rombes, and Rae Armantrout
Cost: Free
Join BOMB Magazine and Two Dollar Radio for a reading with Sarah Gerard, Ian Dreiblatt, Nicholas Rombes, and Rae Armantrout. www.bombmagazine.org. www.www.twodollarradio.com.

Nicollet Diner, 1428 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Literary Locavore
Cost: Free
URL: https://williamburleson.wordpress.com/literary-locavore/
Literary Locavore: Source Locally—Consume Liberally, is an evening of local authors reading from their books set in Minnesota. Readers include Stephen Wilbers, Megan Marsnik, William Burleson, Raymond John, and more.LL is only 3 blocks from the convention center at a great 50's-style cafe.

7:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Central Library - Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Beyond Bars: Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop Presents Voices of Incarceration
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.mnprisonwriting.org/
Join Hennepin County Library’s Outreach Services and MPWW for a reading at the famed Minneapolis Central Library: Instructors and mentors from prison writing programs throughout the country to read work on behalf of incarcerated writers. Transformative work, transformative reading!

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Cave Canem at the Loft
Cost: Suggested Admission $5
URL: https://loft.secure.force.com/portal/EventDetails?event.id=a1EG0000007WjZJMA0
The Loft Literary Center welcomes the poets of Cave Canem, featuring Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Malika Booker, F. Douglas Brown, Mahogany Browne, Kyle Dargan, Alyss Dixson, Kelly Norman Ellis, t’ai freedom ford, JP Howard, Bettina Judd, Nate Marshall, Kyla Marshell, Jamaal May and many more.

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater, 810 W. Lake St.

AROHO Night of "Glittering, Vocal Expansiveness"
Cost: $6, first 20 to arrive get free drink
URL: http://www.bryantlakebowl.com/theater/awp-at-blb-aroho-s-night-of-glittering-vocal-expansiveness
Doors open at 6 pm. AROHO is kicking off AWP Minneapolis with a “Night of Glittering, Vocal Expansiveness:” a reading of women writers including Janet Fitch, Susan Straight, Joy Castro, Aimee Liu, Sue William Silverman, Jill Bialosky, and more; open mic to follow.

New Century Theater, 615 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 145

Coconut + Bloof + Saturnalia at The New Century Theater
Cost: Free + cash bar
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/321525588045462/
Performers: Natalie Shapero, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Catherine Pierce, Jay Nebel, Timothy Liu, Sharon Mesmer, Elisabeth Workman, Maureen Thorson, Danielle Pafunda, and Krystal Languell.

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Augsburg College Satern Auditorium, 22nd Ave. South & South 7 1/2 St. Minneapolis

Women's Caucus Reading
Cost: free
Join the AWP Women's Caucus at Augsburg College for a reading by poets Joy Harjo and Natalie Diaz. Introduction by Heid Erdrich.

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Liquor Lyle’s, 2021 Hennepin Avenue South

“Come and Take It” Texas Lit Party
Cost: Free
Kick off your AWP right with Texas’s finest indie presses and lit mags. Come have a drink on us, your hosts. Just five minutes from the conference by taxi. With American Short Fiction, The Austin Review, Bat City Review, Foxing, Gulf Coast, Litragger, and A Strange Object.

8:00 pm

165 Western Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Accents Publishing Reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.subtextbooks.com/events/
To kick off AWP, join poets Brandel France de Bravo, Sarah Freligh, Lynnell Edwards, Lori A. May, and Bianca Spriggs at Subtext as they read from their Accents Publishing books.

9:00 pm

Nomad World Pub; 501 Cedar Avenue; Minneapolis

Second Annual Rock and Roll Reading
Cost: Free/no cover
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1417864095180269
Ten writers—including J. Robert Lennon, Melissa Febos, and Rob Spillman—will read rock-and-roll-inspired prose in rapid-fire bursts: three to four minutes each. Post-reading, some of the writers will play music of their own before two bands—Complexes and Frances Gumm—play short sets.

10:00 pm

The Record Room, 701 1st Ave N

The Prince Purple Poetry Party
Cost: $5, plus WEAR SOMETHING PURPLE
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1593874354157805
A showcase of original poems about Prince, about Prince's music or accompanied by Prince's music, featuring an ALL--STAR LINEUP--and followed by an irresistibly raucous all-Prince dance party, DJ Shannon Blowtorch presiding. Hosted by Patricia Smith, Saeed Jones, and Danez Smith. WEAR PURPLE!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central / Doty Room 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Queer Voices: An LGBT Reading
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1013295022032129/
IntermediaArts presents LGBT writers Michael Broder (NY); Celeste Chan (CA); Temim Fruchter (NY); Celeste Gainey (PA); RJ Gibson (WV); LeVan D Hawkins (IL); JP Howard (NY); Andrea Jenkins (MN); Tobey Kaplan (CA); John Medeiros (MN); Michael Kiesow Moore (MN); Rachel M. Simon (DE); Ariel Zitney (CA).

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Cowles Center For Dance & Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Avenue

Somatic Writing Practice
Cost: Free, donations welcomed
Through dialogue, improvisation, rhythm and words we will move to discover, write to process and share to witness. Wear comfortable clothing, bring writing materials, and refrain from wearing fragrances. All levels and abilities welcome, both in writing and movement.

Cowles Center For Dance & Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Avenue

Somatic Writing Practice
Cost: Free, donations welcomed
URL: https://www.facebook.com/theartistswell
Through dialogue, improvisation, rhythm and words we will move to discover, write to process and share to witness. Wear comfortable clothing, bring writing materials, and refrain from wearing fragrances. All levels and abilities welcome, both in writing and movement.

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Ryan's Pub, 1410 Nicollet Ave S

LRB panel on Criticism
Cost: Free
URL: http://lrb.co.uk
We will discuss valences of praise and negativity in contemporary book reviewing. How does a consensus form, when is it a critic's duty to puncture it? Panelists: Stephen Burt, Emily Cooke, Leslie Jamison, J. Robert Lennon, Christian Lorentzen.

3:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Avenue S., Minneapolis

Free Verse Editions Reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.boneshakerbooks.com
Join Free Verse Editions to hear some of our newest authors--Monica Berlin and Beth Marzoni, L.S. Klatt, Allison Funk & Sarah Sousa--as well as hear J. Atkinson, E. Carr, A. Clay, E. Pankey, F. D. Rzicznek, C. Kondrich, S. Scarry, E. Rackin, B. Perham, S. Tichy and J. Thompson.

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Kieran's Irish Pub, Poet's Corner, 85 6th St. N., Minneapolis, MN

New Rivers Press Book Launch & Readings
Cost: Free (but buy drinks & food to help us meet our minimum, please!)
URL: http://www.kierans.com/
Join New Rivers Press authors for the launch of our newest publications! Reading authors include Joyce Sutphen (MN Poet Laureate), David Haynes, Rachel Coyne, Randolph Thomas, Madelon Sprengnether, John Zdrazil, Beth Mayer, Timothy Zila, Brandon Krieg, and more!

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Gallery One TractorWorks, 800 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401

UNFORESEEN Poetry and Art
Cost: Free
URL: http://artleadershipprogram.tumblr.com/
This is a collaborative group exhibition pairing poetry with artwork in all media. We are honored to have special guest poets and artists Georgia Greeley, Deborah Keenan, Kathryn Kysar, and Joyce Lyon. Their presence contributes a great deal to the importance of this exhibition. The two guest curators for UNFORESEEN are poet Morgan Grayce Willow and artist Marcia Soderman. Contact Ron Ridgeway by phone/text at (612) 562-0889. We hope to see you at Gallery One TractorWorks.

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Stevens Square Center For The Arts/1905 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Beyond Orange: Queer Voices from the Creative Writing Program of Syracuse University
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.stevensarts.org/
Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from current & former students of Syracuse University's MFA program. Featuring: Chen Chen, David Eye, Laura Farmer, Chelsea Lemon Fetzer, Cate McLaughlin, & Erin J. Mullikin. The SSCA Gallery is a 10-minute walk from the Convention Center, corner of 3rd & Franklin.

4:30 pm to 6:15 pm

The Shout House!, Sports Bar at 110 North 5th St

Muzzle & Vinyl Together Again!
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/465162963635024/
Another amazing lineup from Muzzle and Vinyl! Hosts: Stevie Edwards and KMA Sullivan. Readers: Hanif Abdurraqib, Fatimah Asghar, Desiree Bailey, Brandon Courtney, Jay Deshpande, Tarfia Faizullah, Eugenia Leigh, Justin Phillip Reed, Ross Robbins, and Jayson Smith. Readings will being promptly at 5!

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Black Forest Inn, 1 East 26th Street, Minneapolis MN 55404

Folk & Fiction: Not Your Typical Reading
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1443827079242160/
Join us for a night combining three of the best things about Minneapolis: Jake Armerding's incredible music, a great arts scene (as displayed through short performances/readings by dynamic, award-winning authors in all genres), and the Black Forest Inn (home of great German food and beverages).

Minneapolis Community & Technical College 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Room L3000

The Great Land Reading — Alaskan Authors and Alaskan Presses
Cost: Free
Reading featuring Alaskan authors and the newly published works of Alaskan Presses. Linda Martin, Jeremy Pataky, Adam Tavel, Sherry Simpson, Eva Saulitis, David Stevenson, and Deb Vanasse will be reading. University of Alaska Literary Series, Permafrost Prize, and Boreal Books featured.

5:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

New Sh!t Show Minneapolis
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1608775586019028/
The New Sh!t Show Minneapolis has one rule: all work must be new work. Named one of Citypages top literary moments of 2014, we're excited to put our best foot forward as the writing world comes to us with feature performances by Allison Broeren, Emily O'Neill, Sam Sax, and more!

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Grumpy's Bar & Grill / 1111 Washington Ave S

SPOKE TOO JELLY: A Spoke Too Soon & Jellyfish Magazine Reading
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/300808636795614/
Spoke Too Soon: A Journal of the Longer & Jellyfish Magazine are combining forces this year to bring you a Thursday (early) evening off-site AWP reading! Readers include: Cynthia Arrieu-King, Erika Jo Brown, Julie Carr, Caroline Crew, Sarah Jean Grimm, Abraham Smith, Sampson Starkweather, and Abigail Zimmer.

2002 23rd Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

The Broken River Books/King Shot Press/Ladybox Books Reading at Boneshaker Books
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/760308874048286/
Join Broken River Books, King Shot Press, and Ladybox Books for a reading featuring some of their most recent authors. Readers include Anthony Neil Smith, J. David Osborne, David James Keaton, Rios De la Luz, Eric Nelson, Michael Kazepis, Tiffany Scandal, and Red Hammond.

Walker Art Center's Garden Terrace, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Happy Hour with BOMB, One Story, & The Walker Art Center
Cost: Free with AWP badge
URL: http://alturl.com/o2nvv
Drink with us at the Walker's Garden Terrace, the Twin Cities' most beautiful space and an architectural must-see. Meet up with old friends and make new friends. We'll have a few BOMB Magazine and One Story giveaways on hand, plus drink tickets for the punctual. (Cash bar for the latecomers.)

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Walker Art Center Lecture Room, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Basil King: Mirage
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/342776322590377/
A 22-minute film about the eponymous painter-poet screening every half hour as part of Rain Taxi’s 20th Anniversary Bash. King and filmmaker Nicole Peyrafitte will appear for a book signing from 5:30-6. Visit http://www.raintaxi.com/rain-taxi-awp/ for a complete listing of Rain Taxi offsite events.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Ryan's Pub, 1410 Nicollet Ave S

Happy Hour Reading with Passages North
Cost: Free
URL: http://passagesnorth.com/
A literary social hour featuring brief readings by Passages North friends and contributors Steven Church, Katie Cortese, Caleb Curtiss, Todd Kaneko, and Elena Passarello.

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

250 Third Ave North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

James & Mary Laurie Booksellers Reading
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/542299495872708/?ref=23
Readings by John Beer, Jamalieh Haley, Lucy Ives, Danniel Schoonebeek, Rich Smith, Drew Scott Swenhaugen. Hosted by Poor Claudia (www.poorclaudia.org) and friends.

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Mackenzie's Scotch Pub 918 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

Mingle with The Common, Archipelago Books, New Directions, New York Review of Books, Ecotone, and Lookout Books
Cost: Free with conference badge
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/661951670593988/
Join us for drinks at Mackenzie's Scotch Pub on Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. Mingle with The Common and our friends Archipelago Books, New Directions, The New York Review of Books, Ecotone, and Lookout Books. Drink tickets will be available for the punctual.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN

Bread Loaf Waiters 2014 Reading
Cost: FREE
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1408970922738968/
Please join us at this mixed-genre reading by the wait staff at the 2014 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference! Each reading will be short but packed with everything you've ever wanted. Refreshments will be served.

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Gamut Gallery (across the street from the Hilton), Basement Level (back entrance), 1006 Marquette Av

MacDowell Colony Fellows Reunion
Cost: Free (donations accepted)
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/715469785216370/
MacDowell Fellows are invited to a Happy Hour event in the Gamut Gallery basement, across the street from the Hilton. Open bar! Snacks! Literary raffle! Connect with long-lost MacDowell friends and make new ones. Reminisce about studios and picnic lunches. Donate what you can to support MacDowell.

101 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Aforementioned Productions and Little Fiction | Big Truths present LIT NIGHT
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1655840487977520/
Aforementioned Productions and Little Fiction | Big Truths team up to present LIT NIGHT at Lee's Liquor Lounge! Six writers reading fiction, poetry, and essays: AP's Gillian Devereux, Susan McCarty, and Dolan Morgan will read with LF and BT's Carissa Halston, Amanda Leduc, and Angela Palm!

Gamut Gallery on Marquette across from the Hilton

Red Dragonfly Press Reception
Cost: Free, donation
URL: http://reddragonflypress.org
Celebrate Red Dragonfly Press, one of Minnesota's best small presses for 20 years! Social hour and readings by celebrated authors Floyce Alexander, Aliki Barnstone, Robert Hedin, Freya Manfred, Joyce Sutphen, and Alexis Levitin. Meet 30 Red Dragonfly authors over a glass of wine. Books for sale.

Loring Park Arts Center, 1382 Willow St.

ExtravaChandra
Cost: Free
URL: http://bit.ly/awpchandra
Stroll 4 blocks west of the MCC: you'll find the jewel of Minneapolis, the historic Loring Park Arts Center. 5 winners of the Chandra Prize from BkMk Press will read from their books: Evan Morgan Williams, Laura Walter, Valerie Fioravanti, Lauren Cobb, and Mariko Nagai. Back in time for K-Russ!

Regla de Oro 2743 Lyndale Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55408

Black Earth Institute: Spirit, Earth, Society reception and reading
BEI promotes art addressing spirit, protecting earth, & social justice. Veteran BEI Fellows Cristina Eisenberg, Tom Fate, Allison Hedge Coke, Linda Hogan & John Price challenge & inspire. Ethna McKiernan, Minneapolis poet will welcome BEI & read. Snacks & light refreshments at 5:30 pm. Reading is at 6 pm.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave

Five Alive II
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581814178701916/
Join Forklift, Ohio, H_NGM_N Books, Poetry City, USA, Slope Editions, and YesYes Books at Minneapolis' best punk/rock venue! Featured readers: Katie Byrum, Caroline Cabrera, Russell Dillon, Alina Gregorian, Matthew Lippman, Tanya Olson, Caryl Pagel, James Schiller, Nate Slawson, Mary Austin Speaker.

Mead Hall Games, 1425 Lasalle Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

"Best of the Bay Area" MFA Programs in Creative Writing Reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/node/141606
This collaborative reading will feature the faculty and alumni of some of the best Bay Area MFA Programs in Creative Writing. FEATURED PROGRAMS: California College of Arts Saint Mary's College of CA San Francisco State University San Jose State University University of San Francisco

Rochester room at the Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis

a reading eXperiment presented by Festival of Language
Cost: Free and Open to All
URL: http://www.festivalwriter.org/#!readingx2015/c7b8
This is an eXperiment in the reading of original creative works as juxtaposed against expectations, perceptions, other creative works, etc. Readers play multiple roles in eXperiments that challenge the way we think about reading and writing. Audience participation. Email festivaloflanguage@gmail.com.

Lake Superior A (5th Floor), Hyatt Regency

Crab Orchard Poets: A reading & reception
Cost: Free
Short readings by six poets with recent books in the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry: Dan Albergotti, Noel Crook, Chad Davidson, Tarfia Faizullah, TJ Jarrett, and Moira Linehan. Reception to follow. Light refreshments and a cash bar.

Crooked Pint Ale House (501 Washington Ave. S)

Weird Atlas / Gazing Switchback
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1618237088389480
WEIRD SISTER, The Atlas Review, Gazing Grain Press, and Switchback Books invite you to join us for a night of feminist poetry. Featured readers: Marisa Crawford, Cathy de la Cruz, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Soleil Ho, Anne Cecelia Holmes, Jenn Marie Nunes, Morgan Parker, Meg Day, Natalie Eilbert.

Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Niicollet Mall

A Reading to Raise Awareness for Youth Homelessness
Cost: Free, but requires a ticket
URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-reading-to-raise-awareness-tickets-15947894582
Avenues is bringing together a stellar line up of socially-minded writers and poets to raise awareness of the issues homeless youth face across the country. Authors: Roxane Gay, Marlon James, Saeed Jones, Nick Flynn, Stephen Elliot, Melissa Febos, Eduardo Corral, and Eileen Myles.

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

514 North 3rd Street Suite 101, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Presenting: Tender Buttons, Black Radish Books, Ugly Duckling Presse, and Station Hill
Cost: Free
URL: http://514Studios.com
Lee Ann Brown reading from Bernadette Mayer’s Sonnets & Sam Truitt reading from Mayer's Early Books, as well as Julie Patton, Katy Bohinc, Valerie Witte, James Maughn, Mackenzie Carignan, Michael Ruby, Filip Marinovich, Cheryl Pallant, Nor Hall, and George Quasha. Wine and snacks provided.

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

MTN Studios, 1620 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis

TV Party! with Brooklyn Arts Press, Hanging Loose, Nightboat Books, Penguin Poets, Ping Pong, and Swerve
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1543411022594152/
Brief readings by Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Daniel Borzutzky, Julia Cohen, Joanna Fuhrman, Eugene Gloria, Ted Mathys, Pablo Medina, Sharon Mesmer, and many others! Reading at 7:00. Snacks and beverages. Easy bus ride from convention center: Catch the #10 bus on 2nd Avenue to Central Avenue NE & 18th.

Hamilton Ink Spot, 375 Wabasha St N, St Paul, MN 55102

Poetry Reading at Hamilton Ink Spot
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.hamiltoninkspot.org/
Writers Holly Wilson, Mary Quade and Patrick Moran will be reading from recent collections of poetry and fiction in our gallery space. Live music and light refreshments will be provided. Hamilton Ink Spot is a co-operative printmaking and exhibition space in downtown St Paul.

Segue Cafe, 609 South 10th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Chax Press, Lavender Ink, Diálogos Reading and Book Launch
Cost: Free
Lavender Ink and Chax Press present a joint reading and book launch. New books presented by Megan Burns, Santiago Vizcaino (with translator Alexis Levitin), and Virgilio Piñera (through translator Pablo Medina), among many others. Join us.

6:30 pm to 7:15 pm

Walker Art Center Cinema, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Minnesota Expatriates Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/614077445361212/
Former Minnesota poets Alex Lemon, Amanda Nadelberg, Gary Dop, and Stephen Burt return to read from their latest works. Poets will sign books in the lobby after the reading at 7:20. Visit http://www.raintaxi.com/rain-taxi-awp/ for a complete listing of Rain Taxi's offsite events.

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

The Capital Grille / 801 Hennepin Avenue

VIDA VIP Cocktail Reception
Cost: $95
URL: https://itrulycare.com/events/vida-vip-cocktail-reception
Join us for an intimate VIP cocktail reception in support of VIDA. Honorees in attendance will include Cheryl Strayed, Jill Bialosky, Alexander Chee, Cornelius Eady, Leslie Jamison, Tayari Jones, Francine Prose, Elissa Schappell, and Rob Spillman. Follow the link and get your tickets today!

The Shout! House (110 North 5th Street)

Sixth Finch & Vinyl present TWIN SPEAK
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1548765045388700/
Featuring readings by Dara Cerv, Caroline Crew, t'ai freedom ford, Leora Fridman, Aubrie Marrin, Airea D. Matthews, john mortara, Jessica Poli, Chad Reynolds, and Danniel Schoonebeek.

6:30 pm to 9:15 pm

The Icehouse Minneapolis, 2528 Nicollet Ave

Reading: Sleet at the Ice House!
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.sleetmagazine.com
Special Guests GE Patterson and Deborah Keenan! Join Sleet and Friends, including RedBird Chapbooks. We'll have chaps for sale and a stellar cast of Sleet readers. IceHouse offers some of the snappiest food/drinks in the Twin Cities, with music at 10:30 p.m. Reservations accepted.

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Honey, 205 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

C'mere Honey: A Live Performance, Book Launch & Party!
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.honeympls.com/
Join Calypso Editions, Carolina Wren Press, Drunken Boat, LNC, Manor House, Midway Journal, Poetry International & Small Po[r]tions for a live performance & worldwide book launch just blocks from the conference hotel. Join Marilyn Chin, Patrick Rosal & Forrest Gander, among others.

7:00 pm

612 Brew (in the Cellar Event Room), 945 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN

Four Way Books Offsite Reading with Friends
A poetry reading featuring Andrea Cohen, Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr., Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Josh Kalscheur, Paul Otremba, & Gregory Pardlo.

The Cedar Cultural Center: 416 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mizna & the Cedar present: Arab American Soundscapes
Cost: $10/$5 for AWP attendees
URL: http://mizna.org/articles/events/127.shtml
Music by Naj Bagdadi surrounds an evening featuring performances by Moheb Soliman, Ismael Khalidi, and Nathalie Handal, with a line-up of acclaimed poets--Glenn Shaheen, Hedy Habra, Philip Metres, and more. Performances will be set against the backdrop of a film of the Euphrates River.

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Making Meaning of Vietnam: A Reading
Cost: Free
Reflections on the war 40 years after the fall of Saigon by military veterans, peace activists & others, including Jim Northrup, Wendell Affield, Larry Johnson, and Robbie Orr. Co-sponsors: National Writers Union TC Chapter & Veterans for Peace Chapter.

Green Room at Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Writing Through Grief: A Panel Discussion with contributors to the anthology The Widows' Handbook
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.widowshandbookanthology.com/
In our grief, we write to process: what to do with their ashes, their belongings, our dreams together, and in general, of ourselves without our partner? We participating contributors will talk about how our writing helped us think through these and other matters, and in the end, helped us heal.

Subtext Books, 165 Western Ave N, St Paul, MN 55102

Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.subtextbooks.com/
Join Prairie Gold editors Lance Sacknoff, Stefanie Trout, and Xavier Cavazos; along with fellow contributors. This anthology presents an eclectic mix of short stories, flash fiction, lyric essays, autobiographies, and formal and experimental poems that delve into the nuances of Midwestern identity.

Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413

Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies in Word & Image
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.eatmywordsbooks.com/
Join Kansas State Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Storm Chasing Photographer Stephen Locke as they present a beautiful balance of words and images centered around storm chasing. Weather subtly shapes our days, infuses our moods and interactions, and at times, completely re-orients our lives

The McKnight Foundation, Cynthia Binger Boynton Lobby Gallery, 710 South Second Street, Suite 400,

New Rivers Press/White Pine Press/Fairfield MFA Reception
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.mcknight.org/about-us/our-offices
Join us for our annual co-sponsored reading and reception with sister entities New Rivers Press, White Pine Press, and the Fairfield University MFA Program. We'll have readers, writers, nibbles, and music by Ellie Fabe! New Rivers Press Readers: Debra Marquart, Madelon Sprengnether, and Rachel Coyne.

Moon Palace Books / 2820 E 33rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Once Upon AND Time ... A Reading and Craft Talk by Minnesota Writers of Children's Literature
Cost: Free, though please bring a children's book (new or used) to be donated
URL: http://www.moonpalacebooks.com
Join emerging and established Minnesota Writers of Children's Literature for an evening of readings, as well as craft talks about the juggle between care taking and creative work.

Acadia Cafe, 329 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Susquehanna University Student, Alumni, and Faculty Reading
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/200255253478091/?ref_notif_type=plan_user_joined&source=1
Students think, live, and breathe literature for their four years at Susquehanna University in Amish river country. This reading reunites faculty members Glen Retief and Catherine Dent with both alumni and students. All welcome.

Thornton Auditorium, Room 206, Terrence Murphy Hall, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis

Totally WIPped: Children's and YA authors read from works in progress
Cost: Free
URL: http://alturl.com/dbasy
In this session, established and emerging children's middle grade and YA authors will quake with terror, take a deep breath, and read brief excerpts from their works in progress.

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Mason's Restaurant Barre / 528 Hennepin Ave. S

The Iowa Review: a reading & reception
Cost: Free
Poetry, fiction, and essay readings by recent and upcoming Iowa Review contributors Kazim Ali, Dinika Amaral, Zaina Arafat, Lauren Haldeman, Anna Maria Hong, Douglas Kearney, Joyelle McSweeney, Rebecca Makkai, Christopher Merrill, and Amber Tamblyn. Appetizers served.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Launch Party, Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College
Cost: Free to Invited Guests
URL: http://www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse/cherry-tree/
The Literary House Press celebrates the launch of the inaugural issue of Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College, featuring readings by contributors. Come raise a glass to the start of an exciting, annual publication!

Peterson Milla Hooks, 1315 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Small Beer Press Reading/Party with Kelly Link, Alan DeNiro, & Amalia Gladhart
Cost: Free
URL: http://smallbeerpress.com/not-a-journal/2015/03/17/awp-readingparty-thu-april-9-7-pm/
Party! Amid the snacks and drinks there'll be short readings from Amalia Gladhart (translator of Angélica Gorodischer’s Trafalgar), Alan DeNiro (Tyrannia), Kelly Link (Get in Trouble). Books *may* be for sale—if not, come on by Table 324 where we'll stack 'em high and sell 'em cheap.

The Local, 931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

A Reading by Contributors to Storyscape Journal & Sakura Review
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/707694449314849/
Enjoy readings by contributors to two spectacular literary journals, Storyscape, and Sakura Review. Featuring: Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Ken Cormier, Claire Eder, Zachary Scott Hamilton, Rachel Hanson, Chloe Yelena Miller, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Rosebud Ben-Oni, and Raegen Piet.

The McKnight Foundation, Cynthia Binger Boynton Lobby Gallery, 710 South Second Street, Suite 400,

Fairfield University MFA in Creative Writing
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.mcknight.org/about-us/our-offices
Join us for our annual co-sponsored reading and reception with sister entities Fairfield University MFA in Creative Writing, New Rivers Press, and White Pine Press. We'll have readers, writers, nibbles, and music by Ellie Fabe!

O'Donovan's Pub / 700 North 1st Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

The American Literary Review Offsite Reading
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/793068164110628
Join the editors and friends of the American Literary Review and UNT at our annual offsite reading, featuring outstanding poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from featured readers Michelle Y. Burke, Sharon Solwitz, and Raphael Dagold. Come raise a glass, mix, and mingle with us at O'Donovan's Irish Pub!

Westminster Church--Chapel, 1200 South Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Out of the Depths--Poetry of Poverty, Courage and Resilience
Cost: Free and open to the public
Publication launch for "Out of the Depths--Poetry of Poverty, Courage and Resilience," edited by Susan Deborah King (Holy Cow! Press, 2015). Features contributors reading selections from the anthology, poetry by those with experience of living in poverty. Reception, books available for purchase.

Barnes & Noble, 801 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55402

Stories and Queer II
Cost: Free
URL: http://storiesandqueer.tumblr.com/about
The Lambda Literary Foundation and Stories & Queer present: S&Q 2. The second annual offsite reading of Queer & People of Color featuring emerging and established poets and writers from all over the country. Featuring 12 writers. Books will be available for purchase.

Architectural Antiques: 1330 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Bat City Reading
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/404254356401704/?source=1&sid_create=1473724043
Join Bat City for a reading by contributors Danez Smith, Matthea Harvey, Dobby Gibson, Francine J. Harris, James Gendron, Matthew Rohrer, and Jessica Piazza at the beautiful Architectural Antiques! Drinks & snacks will abound.

Liquor Lyle's,2021 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Reading with The Pinch and Sycamore Review
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/710769782375441
Join us at Liquor Lyle's for a reading from contributors to The Pinch and Sycamore Review!

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

French Corner Bistro/Bakery/Wine Bar, 1200 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN

RHINO 2015 Issue Launch and Reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://rhinopoetry.org/2015/03/03/rhinos-awp-2015/
Featured readers include Julia Bouwsma, Joe Eldridge, Sara Henning, Amorak Huey, Dawn Lonsinger, Cintia Santana, Brian Simoneau, Rachel Slotnick, Paul Tran, and Keith Wilson—plus our splendid new 2015 issues, a chance to meet our editors (they want to meet you) and a lovely food/wine menu.

612 Brew (in the Cellar Event Room), 945 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN

Persea Books Poetry Extravaganza
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.612brew.com/the-cellar/
Join Persea poets Aaron Belz, Cynthia Marie Hoffman, Kimberly Johnson, Sandra Meek, Susannah Nevison, and Caki Wilkinson, along with friends from Bull City Press, Four Way Books, and Unicorn Press, for a freewheeling evening of poetry at one of Minneapolis' best brew pubs.

The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Open Book, Open House
Cost: Free
URL: https://loft.secure.force.com/portal/EventDetails?event.id=a1E160000080i7FEAQ
Grab a drink and connect with authors, publishers, and bookmakers. Explore Open Book and celebrate the heart of Twin Cities literature. Hosted by The Loft Literary Center, Graywolf Press, Milkweed Editions, and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in partnership with Riverhead Books.

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Black Forest Inn 1 East 26th Street, Minneapolis

Riot Act Reading Series and Punk Hostage Press present a Cavalcade of Stars!
Cost: Free
A celebration of the intense, presented by The Riot Act Reading Series and Punk Hostage Press- featuring: A. Razor, , Nicky Beer, Darci Shummer, Alexandra Naughton, Daniel A. Hoyt, Paul D. Dickinson, Hollie Hardy, Traci Brimhall, Michael Nye, Steven Church

The Local, 931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402

New American Press and Friends Read at The Local Irish Pub
Cost: Free
URL: http://newamericanpress.com/events/awp2015.php
New American Press will host an evening of reading and socializing at The Local, an Irish pub four blocks from the conference hotel. Food, drinks, grab bags, merch, and other fun will be afoot. Other participating organizations include UW Press, Milkweed, Curbside Splendor, and South Dakota Review.

Glueck's Restaurant & Bar, 16 North 6th Street Minneapolis, MN 55403

Red Dirt Reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://bit.ly/RedDirtAWP2015
Readers include: Connie Squires, Rob Roensch, Bayard Godsave, Don Stinson, Brandon Hobson, Allison Amend, Brent Newsom, Jeff Martin, Josh Gaines, Elise Paschen, Carol Johnson, Grant Jenkins, Chase Dearinger, Jason Christian, Cheryl Pallant, Jonathan Stalling, Dean Rader, Chad Sweeney, Timothy Bradford, & more.

Muffin Top Cafe, 1424 Nicollet Avenue

Grist & Iron Horse Literary Review: A Showcase Reading
Cost: Free
Recent contributors from Grist and Iron Horse: Grace Bauer, Shaindel Beers, Greg Brownderville, H.L. Hix, Sadie Hoagland, B.J. Hollars, LaTanya McQueen, Anne Valente, Joe Wilkins, and Nicholas Wong. Come for coffee and great readings! Muffin Top Cafe.

Black Forest Inn, 1 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Riot Act Reading Series with Punk Hostage Press & Hot Lava
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1560323197548049
RIOT ACT READING SERIES welcomes PUNK HOSTAGE PRESS, featuring readings by Nicky Beer, Traci Brimhall, Steven Church, Paul Dickinson, Hollie Hardy, Daniel A Hoyt, Alexandra Naughton, Michael Nye, A. Razor, and Darci Schummer. With Live Music from vintage blues band HOT LAVA!!

7:30 pm

Skyway Theater 711 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

The 2015 VIDA Awards Gala
Cost: $10
URL: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2015-vida-awards-tickets-15960699883
VIDA: Women in Literary Arts invites you to The VIDA Awards! Cheryl Strayed, Claudia Rankine, Don Share, Tarfia Faizullah are among the awardees, Pam Houston, Alex Chee, Kim Addonizio among the presenters. Doors open at 7:30/ Awards Program at 9:00/ Dance Party from 11:00-1:00. Cash bar & food.

Palmer's Bar 500 Cedar Ave

Sugar House Review, Spark Wheel Press, and burntdistrict
Cost: Free
A poetry reading sponsored by Sugar House Review, Spark Wheel Press, and burntdistrict.

Magers and Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

ELJ WILD and HARVEST Reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.magersandquinn.com/index.php?main_page=event
SUNY-Buffalo State's literary journal, ELJ (Elm Leaves Journal) celebrates the launch of its WILD and HARVEST editions, with readings by Kim Chinquee, Paul Lisicky, Gregory Lawless, Robert Lopez, Ted Pelton, Trevor Dodge, Kathy Fish, and Peter Ramos.

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

2510 Cleveland Street NE, Minneapolis MN 55413

CODA Arts Series Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
The CODA Arts Series presents poetry readings by Carol Ann Russell of Bemidji State University; Elizabeth Weber of University of Indianapolis; & Eric Hucke of Bemidji MN.

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Muffin Top Cafe, 1424 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Tree Light Books / The Lettered Streets Press / Plays Inverse
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1629638217270612
Join authors from three presses for muffins, reading, and fun around the corner from the conference center. Featuring Alexis Pope, Ryan Spooner, Robert Alan Wendeborn, Beyza Ozer, Justin Limoli, Joshua Young, C Dylan Bassett, Jennifer Hanks, Alexander York, Tony Mancus, and Pedro Ponce.

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Nicollet Diner, 1428 Nicollet Ave, 3 blocks from the convention center

Bi+ Story Slam: Reception and Reading
Cost: Free
URL: https://williamburleson.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/bi-story-slam/
The Twin Cities bi+ community welcomes AWP attendees! A reading and reception by ten bi+ authors and allies of bi-themed works, 3 blocks from the conference at a great diner. Cash prize. Hosted by the Bisexual Organizing Project.

The Republic at Calhoun Square, 3001 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408

Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, and Laurel Review Off-site Reading
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/571934442909008/
Join Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, and Laurel Review for a night of poetry and prose! Readers include: Mary Biddinger, Julie Carr, J'Lyn Chapman, Matthew Cooperman, Aby Kaupang, Paul Lisicky, Siwar Masannat, Aaron McCollough, and Andrew S. Nicholson.

Patrick's Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave

HICK POETICS Anthology Release
Cost: Free
URL: http://Lostroads.org
Official release of the Lost Roads Press anthology HICK POETICS, edited by Shelly Taylor and Abraham Smith. Cash bar for drinks & music provided before the reading. Included readers are G.C. Waldrep, T.C. Tolbert, Forrest Gander, Joan Kane, Dara Wier, and giovanni singleton, among many others.

7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Sisyphus Brewing, 712 Ontario Ave W, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

POETRY: The Original Selfie Stick
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/843996758972107/
Eric Amling, Jerriod Avant, Ben Fama, Elaine Kahn, Kelin Loe, Monica McClure, Guy Pettit, Niina Pollari, Sara Jane Stoner, Jennifer Tamayo, Mike Young. New work from Birds, LLC; Ugly Duckling; City Lights; Factory Hollow. Vins Italian foodtruck will be there!!! http://www.vinsitalian.com/!

The Titanic Room, Kieran's Irish Pub, 85 North 6th Street

Black Lawrence Press Reading
Cost: Free
Drinks and light refreshments from 7:30 onward. Reading to begin at 8:15. Readers: Elizabeth Cantwell, Jo Ann Clark, Caleb Curtiss, Jenny Drai, B.C. Edwards, Bettina Judd, Blake Kimzey, John Mauk, Marc McKee, Simone Muench, Cate O’Tool, Charlotte Pence, Jessica Piazza, Maggie Schwed, Brenda Sieczkowski, KMA Sullivan.

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Walker Art Center Cinema, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Rain Taxi 20th Anniversary Greatest Hits Reading
Cost: $10 general, $8 Walker members
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/729861620461374/
Featuring Anne Carson, Peter Gizzi, Kent Johnson, Eleni Sikelianos, Cole Swensen, Dara Wier, Naja Marie Aidt, Forrest Gander, Pierre Joris, and Nicole Peyrafitte. Tickets available at the Walker or Rain Taxi in booth 701. Visit http://www.raintaxi.com/rain-taxi-awp/ for a list of offsite events.

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Pangea Theater – 711 West Lake St Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Race, History and the Body: A Reading with Aimee Suzara, Heid Erdrich and Matthew Shenoda
Cost: $8 suggested donation
URL: http://www.pangeaworldtheater.org/
The body has been both metaphor and literal site of contestation. These poets, hailing from Oakland, Minneapolis and Chicago, will read from their latest work, as ceremonial archaeologists digging the bones of our histories, returning them to sacred.

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Hell's Kitchen, 80 S. 9th St.

Slippery Elm Is Going to Hell!
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/830450000338232/
Join us off-site for a reading from our first two issues, in the Far Side Pub room in Hell's Kitchen, a short walk from the conference site. Open bar from 8 until the tab runs out. See you in Hell!

OOTN LifeStyle, 99 S. 10th St., Minneapolis

Paris Is STILL Burning
Cost: Free (donations welcome)
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/814772058558227/
An evening of poetry and drinks hosted by Patricia Smith and featuring the never-before lineup of Danez Smith, Charif Shanahan, Eduardo C. Corral, Rickey Laurentiis, Jericho Brown, Jayson Smith, Phillip B. Williams, Justin Phillip Reed, L. Lamar Wilson, and Saeed Jones.

8:15 pm to 11:45 pm

The Nicollet, 1931 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404

Literary Wilderness -- A Reading & Benefit
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/679296812176036/
Join us for stories+drinks to benefit a project connecting books with prison writing classrooms. Readings by: Sheri Booker, Antonia Crane, Shasta Grant, Sarah Green, Richard Gold, Tasha Golden, Arielle Greenberg, Jennifer Bowen Hicks, Robert Lopez, Metta Sáma, Kelly Sundberg, Anca L. Szilágyi, +others.

9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Walker Art Center Cargill Lounge, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Rain Taxi 20th Anniversary Party
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.raintaxi.com/rain-taxi-awp/
Rain Taxi marks 20 great years and celebrates our fantastic reviewers at the Walker Art Center. All welcome for drinks and revelry!

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

1818 LaSalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Chateau LaSalle Reading
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/312259072306534/?ref=23
Readings by Lara Avery, Joshua Edwards, Ian Hatcher, Lara Mimosa Montes, Nick Montfort, Alexis Pope, Danniel Schoonebeek, Talin Tahajian. Hosted by Poor Claudia (www.poorclaudia.org) and friends.

9:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Dusty's Bar, 1319 Marshall St. NE

Bosso Poetry Company: Poetry and Music
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/448154208680655/
A spoken word/beat-influenced cabaret and occasionally open mic featuring poets Lynn Gray, Jeff Skemp, Scott Vetsch, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Michael "Spam" Hall, Kevin Brixius, and special guests. Musical features include Venus de Mars, Dave Monson, E-man, and Cagey. Cheap beer & wine available!

10:00 pm

Gamut Gallery, 1006 S. Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Willow Books LitFest 2015
Cost: Free, cash bar
Third annual all-star reading with the authors of Willow Books of Aquarius Press during AWP. Featuring Elmaz Abinader, Randall Horton, Derrick Harriell, Rich Villar, Curtis L. Crisler, Rachelle Linda Escamilla, Cedric Tillman, Adrienne Christian, Brian Gilmore and April Gibson, 2014 Emerging Poet.

Friday, April 10, 2015

11:30 am to 6:00 pm

Minneapolis Convention Center: Room M101BC

HEAT Reading: Hotter than Hell (A Benefit for VIDA)
Cost: $5 Donation
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/661850100600265/
A day of literary talent, general amusement and downright bookishness. It’s for a good cause! Help us aid VIDA in their efforts. In its third year, the event has grown into a marathon reading event jam packed with writers and featuring lovely Antonia Crane on the mic. Be sure to stop by!

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Rare Steak and Sushi in the Grand Hotel, 615 2nd Ave. Minneapolis

Naugatuck River Review Poets Reading
Cost: Lunch and drinks available for purchase
URL: http://www.rarempls.com/content/rare/en/mpls.html
Naugatuck River Review is a journal of narrative poetry celebrating our 6th annual poetry contest and the beginning of our 7th year of publishing great narrative poetry.

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

Con Tinta La Pachanga & Award Ceremony
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=779587682129890&ref=70
La Pachanga & Award Ceremony: a celebration of the literary achievements of our Latin@/Chican@ literary community. Come to a Cabaret Teatro to honor a lifetime of accomplishments by Ray Gonzalez and other literary amigos and game changers ¡Oralé! ¡Muchos hors d'oeuvres for you too!

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Lillibridge Hall, Historic Wesley Center, 101 East Grand Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Portrait of the Writer by a Young Man: The Work of Beowulf Sheehan
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.beowulfsheehan.com/events
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Paul Auster, Cormac McCarthy, Walter Kirn, Salman Rushdie, and Donna Tartt are among the literary luminaries photographed by Beowulf Sheehan. Come and enjoy a slideshow of writer portraits and the stories behind them.

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

James & Mary Laurie Booksellers, 250 3rd Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Main Street Rag Publishing Company Author Reading
Reading featuring Main Street Rag Publishing Company authors Stacey Waite, Brian Patrick Heston, Leslie Anne Mcilroy, Kayla Sargeson, Gaynell Gavin, Wendy Scott & Dennis F. Borman.

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Gamut Gallery (Across the street from the Hilton. Address: 1006 Marquette Ave.)

WINE & WORDS: Public Poetry Reading by Utah State Press Winners of the May Swenson Award
Cost: Free
URL: http://alturl.com/mnzpu
WINE & WORDS: Utah State University Press & the University Press of Colorado invite the public to a poetry reading with the May Swenson Poetry Award Series Winners. Open Bar. Please join us at day's end for a glass of wine and poetry talk.

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Segue Cafe, 609 S 10th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

2x2 in the Twin Cities
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/930126293673188/
Join Fairy Tale Review, Gigantic Sequins, Sundog Lit, and Yemassee at Segue Cafe for a reading featuring: Matt Bell, Traci Brimhall, Caroline Crew, Brian Oliu, Salvatore Pane, Elise Winn, Carson Beker, and more!

Gamut Gallery, 1006 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Barrow Street Press Reading
Cost: Free and open to the public.
URL: http://barrowstreet.org
Join us for an evening of poetry, featuring work from Claudia Keelan, Kevin McLellan, Meg Day, Soraya Shalforoosh, and Doug Anderson. Reception and light refreshment will follow the reading.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Subtext Books, 165 Western Ave N, St Paul, MN 55102

Bellevue Literary Press Happy Hour
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.subtextbooks.com/events/2015/4/10/awp-conference-reading-a-happy-hour-reading-with-melissa-pritchard-and-michael-coffey
Join Bellevue Literary Press for happy hour at the St. Paul gem, Subtext Books, where Michael Coffey and Melissa Pritchard will discuss their new books and writing at the intersection of fiction, journalism, and autobiography. Green Line to St. Paul-Union Depot; #21 bus to Selby & Western Avenues.

Macalester College, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center (Artcom 102)

Translating Hong Kong Literature and Politics
Cost: Free
Hong Kong author Dorothy Tse will give a reading from her newly translated short story collection, Snow and Shadow, and host a discussion on the intersection of literature and politics in Hong Kong today. Free and open to the public.

James and Mary Booksellers at 240 Third Avenue North Minneapolis

Cecil Giscombe and Basil King Reading presented by Lunar Chandelier Press and Unarmed
Cost: Free
Cecil Giscombe is the author of Giscombe Road, Here and Prarie Style (Dalkey Archive Press), which won the American Book Award in 2008. He was editor of Epoch and Mixed Blood Magazines and is Professor of English at University of California, Berkeley. He will talk about the poetics of Black Mountain College and about the art of essaying at two Saturday panels at AWP. "Mirage" a film about Basil King's work co-directed by Miles and Nicole Peyrafitte, will be screened at The Walker Arts Cente at the Rain Taxi event, On Thursday (3/9) starting at 5:00 pm. King will sign books at an event in the Baznet Center also Thursday evening.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Bar 508 (508 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis, MN 55403)

Redivider/Nashville Review Reading
Cost: Free
Join us for a reading featuring poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from recent issues of Redivider and The Nashville Review. Food and limited drink tickets will be available.

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Gluek’s Restaurant & Bar, 16 North 6th St. Less than 10 blocks!

15@ 5PM: Alice James +Nightboat +Organic Weapon Arts
Cost: Free. Complimentary drink for the first 40 who arrive!!
Three presses join forces to present Kazim Ali, Michael Bazzett, Cathy Linh Che, francine j. harris, Gracie Leavitt, Michael Lee, Mary Ann McFadden, Rachel McKibbens, Jane Mead, Philip Metres, Laura Moriarty, Stephen Motika, Cecily Parks, Brandon Som, and Jane Wong. Hosted by Mead Magazine!

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

One On One Bicycle Studio 117 Washington Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55401

Braided Rivers
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/braided-rivers-a-celebration-of-the-river-words-music-and-bicycles-tickets-1403906121
Our celebration of river, words, and music includes a pre-event group bike ride supported by Nice Ride MN and culminates in a happy hour with readings and music by Jeannine Ouellette & Susan Sophocleus, Ben Weaver & Eirann Lorsung, and our flash contest winners. Sponsored by Banjo Brothers.

Kieran's Irish Pub / 85 N. 6th Street in downtown Minneapolis

Pints and Prose
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.thinkpiecepublishing.com
Please join us at Kieran’s Irish Pub for an evening with Think Piece authors Janet Burroway, Andy Steiner, and Julie Barton, with music from Adam Levy. The pub is just a 10-minute walk from the Minneapolis Convention Center, and we have the Poet's Corner stage reserved from 5 to 8 p.m. Come have fun!

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The Local/931 Nicollet Mall

IRL
Come enjoy drinks, a super-swaggy raffle, and reading-free fun hosted by Tumblr, Tin House, Coffee House, and Guernica. The event is free, the drinks are free, and any donations or raffle ticket purchases benefit our co-host, Guernica.

Barnes & Noble / Downtown-2564, 801 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

Press 53: a reading with authors
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.press53.com
This mixed-genre reading features authors of Press 53, who will read from their collections of fiction and poetry. Join us! There will be time to commingle after the event. Books are available for signing and purchase.

6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Salsa ala Salsa Restaurant & Bar; 1420 NIcolette Ave., Minneapolis, MN

Gathering of Social Justice Poets and Writers
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/822081324532474
A special time to dine with like-minded activist poets & writers. Whether your writing/reading focuses on immigration, war/peace, the environment, lgbtqi, race, mental health, or discrimination issues, please let us meet you and hear your ideas. No agenda. No formality. 1 block from AWP conference.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Mason's Restaurant Barre, 528 Hennepin Ave So (@ 6th St)

Tell Stories Without Shame: A Nonfiction Reading with Under the Gum Tree
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/826778304025410
Grab your happy hour drink of choice and join us in toasting some true stories in a short & sweet lineup of readers from past UTGT issues before heading out for the rest of the night. Meet the staff & get a peek at our newest issue. If nonfiction is your thing, we hope to see you!

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Skywater Lounge (SWL) - Hilton Minneapolis Hotel, 1001 South Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

VCCA Fellows Reunion
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.vcca.com/main/index.php
Join your fellow VCCA Fellows at the Skywater Lounge (SWL) in the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel. Not just for writers anymore! Wine vouchers for the punctual.

Kieran's Irish Pub, Corner of 6th St and 1st Ave

PSYCCity! Poetry Serving Youth City by City!
Cost: Free, donations welcome
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/977190282315873/
Reading/fundraiser for homeless youth. Featuring readings by Matthew Dickman, Stevie Edwards, Aricka Foreman, Matthew Siegel, Danez Smith, and KMA Sullivan. Donations welcome and will go directly to local youth org. Books purchased at event will be matched by book donations from YesYes Books

Dunn Brothers Coffee, Loring Park Location, 329 West 15th Street

Launch party for Nickole Brown & Jessica Jacobs
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1400714343557498
Come celebrate as Nickole Brown reads from her second collection, Fanny Says, forthcoming from BOA Editions, and Jessica Jacobs from her debut, Pelvis with Distance, from White Pine Press. Poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar will welcome with introductions. Venue is within walking distance of conference.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Riddle Room, 507 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55414

Omnidawn and speCt! at the Riddle Room
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/958449727506255/
speCt! books and Omnidawn Publishing proudly present our first annual joint offsite reading! Libations provided, as well as readings from: Rusty Morrison, Colby Gillette, Steffi Drewes, David Koehn, Shane Book, Sara Deniz Akant, Rick Meier, Dean Rader, Laura Moriarty, Zach Savich, and Angela Hume.

Acadia Cafe, 329 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

VSC Alumni Reading featuring Kundiman, Cave Canem and Callaloo Fellows
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/422108584623575/
Join us for a reading to celebrate new fellowship opportunities at Vermont Studio Center in partnership with Callaloo, Cave Canem, and Kundiman. Readers include VSC alumni and visiting writers: Jerriod Avant, Lillian Yvonne Bertram, Tarfia Faizullah, Ross Gay, Cynthia Manick, and Patrick Rosal.

North 45 Millennium Hotel 1313 Nicollet Mall

Digital Lit Reception
Cost: Free
A celebration of the innovative world of digital literary magazines, co-hosted by Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, Talking Writing, Juked and Grey Sparrow. Come mingle with editors & writers from these highly respected online journals. Free and tasty food, cash bar, and good company.

Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454

Women Writing Scandal
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/364026683780536/
Join us for a pint and an off-site reading featuring women writers of various genres whose work explores the boundaries of propriety. Featuring: DeMisty Bellinger, Daisy Hernández, Julie Iromuanya, Vanessa Mártir, Arra Lynn Ross, and Renee Simms.

Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

University of Arizona MFA Alumni Reading
Cost: Free
Please join us at Boneshaker Books for readings by recent (and not-so-recent) UA MFA Alumni! There will be great fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and snacks. Contact Jennifer Rice Epstein with questions at jriceepstein@gmail.com.

The Local, Nicollet Mall, 931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Meet the Editors of Unnamed Press and Phoneme Media, and author Cate Dicharry
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/820004234760945/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
Come meet Unnamed Press Executive Editor Olivia Taylor Smith, Acquisitions Editor J. Ryan Stradal, and Phoneme Media's Founding Editor David Shook, as we celebrate the launch of Cate Dicharry's debut novel, The Fine Art of F**king Up.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415

Composing, Crossing, Creating: Small Press Publications, Broadside Launch, and Readings
Cost: Free
Readings, Broadsides, & Small Press Publications. Ugly Duckling Presse: Matvei Yankelevich. Columbia College Chicago: Matthew Shenoda, Lisa Fishman, Joshua Young, Justin Limoli. DoubleCross Press: Krystal Languell & Robert Alan Wendeborn, Ian Dreiblatt, Gracie Leavitt. Belladonna*: Tonya.

Northrup King Building Third Floor Gallery/ 1500 Jackson Street Northeast

Reception for Convergence: The Poetic Dialogue Project
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/ThePoeticDialogueProject2015
A reception for the exhibition Convergence: The Poetic Dialogue Project, in which artist/curator Beth Shadur paired 20 visual artists with 20 poets to create collaborative works of art. The show premiered in Chicago and most of the works are on display here. Most of the poets are AWP poets.

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

528 Hennepin Ave (corner of 6th and Hennepin). www.masonsmn.com

Menacing Hedge Dinner Party Reading Jamboree
Cost: Free (Food and Drink available for purchase)
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399634227007818/
Come to the Menacing Hedge dinner party reading event. Eat and drink and listen to pleasingly dark poetry and fiction of an assortment of Menacing Hedge contributors. Readers include Amorak Huey, Juliet Cook, Todd Kaneko, Donna Vorreyer, Margaret Bashaar, Daniel Shapiro, Gayle Towell, and more!

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Hell's Kitchen, Far Side Pub, 80 South 9th St., Minneapolis

SMSU English Alumni & Friends Meet-up
Cost: Free appetizers and cash bar
Join us in Hell's Kitchen for free appetizers, door prizes, cash bar, and conversation. Connect with SMSU grads, current students, and faculty. Go to Facebook and click on the Hell's Kitchen event so we know you're coming.

6:30 pm

The Old Smith-Sharpe Fire Brick Supply Building, 117 27th Ave SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

Two Dollar Radio Presents an Evening Too Loud to Ignore
Cost: $2
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1428121200815345/
Join Two Dollar Radio authors D. Foy, Sarah Gerard, Jeff Jackson, Nicholas Rombes, Colin Winnette, and Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon for an evening too loud to ignore at the rustic former Smith-Sharpe Fire Brick Supply Building.

6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Subtext Books 165 Western Ave N, St Paul, MN 55102

Poets Out Loud Reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://alturl.com/4y6sf
Fordham poets Amy Catanzano, Terrence Chiusano, Sara Michas-Martin, Michelle Naka Pierce, Peter Streckfus, Robert Thomas, and Daneen Wardrop read at SubText as part of our AWP Fest.

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Minneapolis Central Library 300 Nicollett Mall

An Evening with The Sun Magazine
Cost: Free
URL: http://thesunmagazine.org/get_involved/events/35
Join Sy Safransky, founder and editor of The Sun, and contributors Joe Wilkins, Krista Bremer, and Leslie Pietrzyk for a free reading and book signing in Pohlad Hall at the Minneapolis Central Library.

7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

2720 West 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Wild Rumpus Reading by YA Author Bridget Birdsall
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.wildrumpusbooks.com/birdsall
Bridget Birdsall will be reading from her highly acclaimed YA novel, "Double Exposure." The story of an intersex / transgender teen athlete who learns to overcome bullying and stand in the truth of her personhood. Please support LGBTQ youth in your literature and your life.

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Lake Como Room - Hilton Garden Inn, 1101 4th Avenue South

Texas Tech University Alumni Reading
Cost: Free
Join Texas Tech University's creative writing program for a reading by recent alumni, with poetry from George David Clark, Ruben Quesada and Brent Newsom, fiction from Rachel Fury, and nonfiction from Joey Franklin. Light refreshments will be served.

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413

Diamond Grove Slave Tree
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.eatmywordsbooks.com/
An ambitious and cutting-edge follow-up to Barbarian at the Gate, poetry slam winner Xavier Cavazos explores the intersection of race, agriculture, history, and plant genus to focus more clearly on the life and times of Iowa State University alumnus, George Washington Carver. Arrive and be amazed.

The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Bust Magazine and the Loft Present Roxane Gay and Others
Cost: Suggested Admission $5, no one turned away
URL: https://loft.secure.force.com/portal/EventDetails?event.id=a1EG0000007WjTJMA0
BUST Magazine and The Loft Literary Center present a reading with Patricia Smith, xTx, Roxane Gay, Amber Tamblyn, Franny Choi and host Margaret Cho. Free and open to the public. First-come, first-served seating. Overflow rooms with live feeds will be available.

1103 W. Burnsville Parkway, Ste. 200

A Writer's Meditation at Dynamic Journey Massage & Wellness
Cost: Free
URL: http://driftlessreview.org/
Driftless Review is sponsoring a meditation for writers. The meditation is intended to help us as writers transition from our busy lives to our writing lives (and to the writing that is waiting for us). We'll experience both 5-minute and 30-minute meditations. Conversation to follow.

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Magers & Quinn Booksellers

Algonquin Authors Roundtable & Reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.magersandquinn.com/index.php?main_page=event
Join Algonquin authors Jill McCorkle, Bill Roorbach, Brock Clarke, Gina Frangello, Lauren Grodstein, Michael Parker, and Tim Johnston, as they read, sip, snack, and chat about writing and publishing. Refreshments, Q&A, book signings, and spontaneous dancing will be available.

Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55455

UMN MFA Reading, Reunion, & Cocktail Party
Cost: Free
Join Minnesota writing faculty and alumni celebrating (almost) 20 years of a terrific MFA program in the literary Midwest. Readings by Charles Baxter & Patricia Hampl. Fun! Games! Cash bar! In the beautiful Weisman (Gehry) Museum on the light rail's Green Line.

House of Balls, 1504 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Found Poetry Review JamPoRee
Cost: Free, donations welcome
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/777384475672652/
Fifteen poets will be engaging in interactive AWP/ Minneapolis-inspired poetry prompts during AWP. The resulting poems will be shared at a reading at the House of Balls, a “funhouse of found art and participatory sculpture.” All AWP attendees are welcome! Light food/drinks + found fun.

Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Newfound, Waxwing, and As/Us reading
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/694219983949073
At Gamut Gallery across from the conference center. Readers include Ada Limón, Carolina Ebeid, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Darrin Doyle, Tiphanie Yanique, Melissa Rae Sipin-Gabon, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Jon Davis, and Elissa Washuta. Free beer & wine. Donations appreciated.

2375 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55114

Green Line: a reading and launch party just off the Raymond Ave. Rail Station
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/599622743471248
A lineup of six dynamic readers and performers not to be missed: Tim Earley, Mark Ehling, Kelin Loe, Alissa Nutting, Abraham Smith, and Mark Wunderlich. Also on hand: open bar, authors' books for sale, merriment, and a sense of communion with fellow human souls. Hop on the light rail and join us!

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

James and Mary Laurie Booksellers/250 3rd Ave N

Lunar Chandelier Press and Unarmed magazine present a Reading at The James and Mary Laurie Booksellers
Cost: Free
Lunar Chandelier Press and Unarmed Magazine present an evening of poetry and the launch of Folded Sillhouette, an LCP chapbook in honor of The James and Mary Laurie Booksellers with Lee Ann Brown, Pierre Joris, Vincent Katz, Burt Kimmelman, Martha King, Kimberly Lyons, Nicole Peyrafitte, Elizabeth Robinson, Michael Ruby, Elizabeth Savage, and George Quasha.

HONEY, 205 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Girl Friday: A reading sponsored by Our Flow is Hard, Weird Sister & Dancing Girl Press
Cost: Free
URL: http://ourflowishard.tumblr.com
A reading sponsored by Our Flow is Hard, Weird Sister and Dancing Girl Press featuring: A.T. Grant, Emily Brandt, Juliana Delgado Lopera, Kelly Morse, Kimberly Ann Southwick, Morgan Parker, Zayne Turner, and more TBA! Honey has a full bar and menu. Dance party (21+) starts at 10!

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Gallery 13, 811 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Gulf Coast and Copper Nickel’s “Not-Another-Reading” Party
Cost: Free (& free swag)
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/815930711793930
We get it. Readings are super fun and important. But so is having drinks while looking at art. If you get burned out on the marathon readings, come have a drink and a snack on us. First 50 people through the door get a limited-edition broadside and first 20 nonsubscribers get a dual subscription.

7:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Harriet Brewing Tap Room, 3036 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis 55406 (right off Light Rail Blue Line)

Conduit, Fence, Ugly Duckling Presse Poetry Extravaganza
Cost: Free
Conduit, Fence and UDP have joined forces to present a night of luminary poets including Corina Copp, Ben Fama, Dobby Gibson, Jennifer Mackenzie, James Shea and Dara Wier. Dreamland Faces will provide musical interludes and tunes from DJ Fred Schmalz will follow the reading. Food truck on site.

7:30 pm

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Meisel Room 1200 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis

New Poetry from WordTech
Cost: Free
Poets published by WordTech read from their latest books. With Maryann Corbett, Tami Haaland, Margaret Rozga, John Dunn Smith, Tavyye Neese, Pete Carroll, Mary Sherman Willlis, Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, Aimee Suzara, Abby Chew, Marcene Gandolfo, Barbara Duffey, Karen Head, Christopher Locke, Toni Clark, Barbara Ungar.

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Lucia's/ 1432 W 31st St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Dock Street Press Presents
Cost: Free
URL: https://twitter.com/DockStreetPress
Dock Street will host writers Peter Geye, Sara Lippmann, Robert James Russell, and Dane Bahr for an evening of readings at Lucia's. Come for a drink, stay for supper, and hear some great stories! Right around the corner from the AWP official bookstore, Magers & Quinn!

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Common Roots Cafe, 2558 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

Coast to Coast Poetry Press Collective Reading/Celebration
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.shabdapress.com/readings--events.html
Coast to Coast Poetry Press Collective Reading/Celebration. Poetry reading by poets published by FootHills Publishing, Hummingbird Press, Many Voices Press and Shabda Press. Celebrating FootHills Publishing's 30-year anniversary and Hummingbird Press' 25-year anniversary. http://commonrootscafe.com

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Kieran's Irish Pub, Corner of 6th St and 1st Ave

YesYes Books Celebration!
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/429178283922323/
Food, Door Prizes, Poetry! Featuring readings by: Nick Gulig. Emily O'Neill, Meghan Privitello, Taryn Schwilling, and Danez Smith. Come help us celebrate the new books out from YesYes!

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Instinct Art Gallery, 940 Nicollet Mall

Welcome to the Future: Rescue Press & Cleveland State University Poetry Center
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.csupoetrycenter.com; www.rescuepress.co
Join us for a joint Rescue Press + CSU Poetry Center reading! There will be drinks. There will be art. There will be merriment. The lineup includes: Bridgette Bates, Lauren Haldeman, Siwar Masannat, Blueberry Morningsnow, Marc Rahe, Broc Rossell, Andy Stallings, Christian TeBordo, & Lee Upton.

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The Nicollet

BIG FRIENDLY GIANT Reading
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393670970946478/
This year Coconut Poetry, Inter|rupture: a journal of poetry and art, Smoking Glue Gun, T E N D E R L O I N, Slope Editions, & ILK journal are joining forces to create the BIG FRIENDLY GIANT off-site reading!

8:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Grumpy's Bar, 1111 Washington Avenue South

Grumpy - Poetry and Music
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1410460359255589
A poetry reading by: Tim Seibles, Ross Gay, Katie Hartsock, Lynette Reini-Grandell, Rachel Simon and music by Venus DeMars (and friends). Stay late for a DJ set where Venus spins vinyl. Tell us what makes YOU grumpy.

8:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Glueks, 16 North 6th Street

Santa Fe Writers Project: Drinks and Writing
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.glueks.com/
After our official Meet & Greet we'll be heading over to Gluek's Bar. Join us!

9:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Patrick's Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis

Rain Taxi Presents: A Literary Tribute to Grant Hart and Hüsker Dü
Cost: $10
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1607759276122046
Featuring local and national writers; a conversation with Hart about his most recent album; music by Hart; and brews, snacks, and swag. Purchase tickets online via the link below or at Rain Taxi—Booth 701 in the AWP Bookfair. Visit http://www.raintaxi.com/rain-taxi-awp/ for a list of other events.

9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415

EQ Spoken Word Supershow
Cost: Suggested Admission $5, no one turned away
URL: https://loft.secure.force.com/portal/EventDetails?event.id=a1EG0000007WjXTMA0
Equilibrium (EQ) is The Loft Literary Center's long running series dedicated to building community in and between communities of color through the art of spoken word. This special super show features headliners Patricia Smith and Regie Cabico and many, many more.

9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Gamut Gallery Basement Studio 1006 Marquette Ave across from Hilton. Follow signs to back.

Mixed Messages—a literary mixer
Cost: Free for AWP folks
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/411232742381947/
An intervention on all manner of convention: Poets Theater, Neo-Benshi, Performance poetry. Bob Holman, Julie Patton, Rodrigo Toscano, Rachel Levitsky, Saretta Morgan, C.S. Giscombe, Kristen Orser, Roxi Power. Gamut Gallery Basement. A funky venue w/bar that accepts donations. Across from Hilton.

9:15 pm to 10:00 pm

Mason's Barre / 16 N 6th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55479

Spooky Boiler in Jeopardy
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/914226278596362/
Jeopardy, Spooky Girlfriend Press, and The Boiler join forces to bring you one night of fabulous readings from Sarah A. Chavez, Alexandra Naughton, Nicole Steinberg, Michelle Y. Burke, Caylin Capra-Thomas, Adam Day, and more!

10:00 pm

Chateau LaSalle, 1818 Lasalle Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

RHYTHM with Revolver
Cost: $10; All you can drink from BauHaus
URL: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1381102
Revolver, a literary arts organization based in the Twin Cities, presents RHYTHM, a dance party driven by the written word. DJs Jacquie Fuller and others will spin tracks prompted by lines from literature. BauHaus Brew Labs provides all you can drink Wonderstuff.

Gamut Gallery (1006 Marquette Ave South)

Birds, LLC, Sixth Finch & Rye House present WRY MIGRATION
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/752755108171529/
Featuring readings by Eric Amling, Sarah Bartlett, Dara Cerv, Rob MacDonald, Monica McClure, Niina Pollari, Jessica Poli, and Chad Reynolds.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Cowles Center For Dance & Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Avenue

Somatic Writing Practice
Cost: Free, donations welcomed
URL: https://www.facebook.com/theartistswell
Through dialogue, improvisation, rhythm and words we will move to discover, write to process and share to witness. Wear comfortable clothing, bring writing materials, and refrain from wearing fragrances. All levels and abilities welcome, both in writing and movement.

2:00 pm

Magers & Quinn Booksellers/3038 Hennepin Ave. S.

Tiferet Journal Poetry/Fiction Reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://tiferetjournal.com
This event is a gathering of published writers from Tiferet Journal. Speakers include: Aliki Barnstone, Melissa Studdard, Donna Baier Stein, Therese Halscheid, Alex Cigale, Tony Barnstone, Diane Bonavist, Amy King, and Willis Barnstone.

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

165 Western Avenue North St. Paul

Dina Elenbogen's St. Paul launch reading for her memoir Drawn from Water
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.subtextbooks.com
Dina will be reading from and signing copies of her just released memoir Drawn from Water: an American Poet, an Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story at the wonderful St. Paul independent bookstore Subtext Books. For more info. www.dinaelenbogen.com

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

2002 23rd Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55404

Books and Bones: A Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://cww.nyc
Join us for a literary performance to remember at Boneshaker Books! Boneshakers: A Cambridge Writers Workshop Reading will feat. Bianca Stone, Alex Carrigan, Jonah Kruvant, Jessica Piazza, Anca Szilagyi, Micah Dean Hicks, Brenda Peynado, and more. We promise to light up the night!

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Honey, 205 E Hennepin, Minneapolis

Notes From the Road: Travel writers share their tales of discovery and (mis)adventure
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/450580101764680/
Join us for a lively session of stories from lands near and far, featuring travel writers Brian Kevin, Thomas Swick, Eva Holland, Frank Bures, Kelly Ferguson, Jim Benning, Leif Pettersen, Annie Scott Riley, and Doug Mack.

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

The Walker Sculpture Garden, 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN

Tony Sanders Remembrance
Cost: Free
Friends of Tony Sanders and his poetry will gather to commemorate his contribution to poetry and to read from his work.

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S

The Tusk: Drunk on Truth to Stupid Baby Power
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/527063854103521/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
Colin Winnette, Amira Pierce, Lizzy Acker, Nate Waggoner, Tom Batten, Luke Dani Blue, and Juliana Delgado Lopera, contributors to and friends of the cultural commentary and memoir website The-Tusk.com, read some of their most bone-shakingly honest work.

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Grumpy's Bar & Grill, 1111 Washington Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55415

Bizarro Bash 3000
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/387199874783296/
Drink some beer and eat some grub at the raddest bar in town while enjoying readings from cult bizarro authors Justin Grimbol, Michael Allen Rose, Tiffany Scandal, Rios De La Luz, Eric Hendrixson, Bix Skahill, Gabino Iglesias, MP Johnson and more TBA. Eraserhead Press, Bizarro Pulp Press and more.

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

All My Relations Art Gallery /Pow Wow Grounds Cafe 1414 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Indigenous Caucus Reception and Reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.allmyrelationsarts.com/?page_id=21526
Featured reader LeAnne Howe & more! AWP Indigenous Caucus members Linda LeGarde Grover, Bryan Bearhart, and Layli Long Soldier host a gathering to celebrate Native American/Alaskan Native/First Nation tribal writers in the heart of the American Indian Cultural Corridor. Near light rail!

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

The Headquarters, 2550 Pillsbury Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Five Oaks Press and Friends: Homestyle Reading
Cost: free
A free, informal reading in a renovated 1901 building on the corner of Pillsbury Ave S. and W. 26th Street, 8 blocks south of the Convention Center. Free appetizers and alcohol. Come drink with us and hear poetry by Jia Oak Baker, Sarah Sadie, Brendan Walsh, Kenneth Hart, Sander Zulauf, and BJ Ward.

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Acadia, 329 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Insert Blanc Press / Les Figues Press / Wonder
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/814765958590140/
Harold Abramowitz, Amanda Ackerman, Teresa Carmody, Andrew Choate, Michelle Detorie, Ian Hatcher, Elaine Kahn, Chelsea Hodson, Alexandra Naughton, David Shook, Mathew Timmons, Colin Winnette

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Ling & Louie's, 921 Nicollet Mall

3rd Annual UNCW Alumni Reading
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/413516295485156/
Join the University of North Carolina Wilmington's MFA Program for a reading by alumni Ben Hoffman, Sally Johnson, John Mortara, Anna Sutton, and Hillary Wentworth. Check out the talent produced by UNCW, eat FREE FOOD, and enjoy the cash bar.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Local Irish Pub 'The Choir' Room, Nicollet Mall

Salmon Poetry Book Launch
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.the-local.com
Reception and reading for Salmon Poetry's spring titles.

Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413

The Conium Review, Pacifica, and Small Po[r]tions Reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.eatmywordsbooks.com/
Join The Conium Review, Pacifica Literary Review, and Small Po[r]tions for a night of innovative fiction and poetry at Eat My Words Bookstore. Readings from Kyle Ellingson, John Englehardt, Genevieve Kaplan, Matt Kelsey, Zach Powers, Caitlin Scarano, Christine Texeira, Valerie Wernet, & Terri Witek.

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W. Lake St.

The Rumpus and Fence Present GUTTER TALK
Cost: $7/$5 w/AWP badge
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1625923930976757/
Join The Rumpus and Fence for an evening of readings by Antonia Crane, Nick Flynn, Ottessa Moshfegh, J. Ryan Stradal, and Amber Tamblyn. Hosted by Derrick Brown. Come for the gutter talk; stay for the bowling!

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Harriet Brewing, 3036 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55406

The Volta Book of Poets
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1536928273254351
Readings by Eric Baus, Susan Briante, Julie Carr, Don Mee Choi, Arda Collins, C.S. Giscombe, Yona Harvey, Harmony Holiday, John Keene, Rachel Levitsky, Dawn Lundy Martin, J. Michael Martinez, Shane McCrae, Fred Moten, Andrea Rexilius, Evie Shockley, Abraham Smith, Mathias Svalina, and TC Tolbert.

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Subtext Bookstore/Addendum Books, 165 Western Avenue North, St. Paul, Minnesota

Geeks in Real Life (G.I.R.L.)
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.subtextbooks.com
In this fun off-the-cuff reading, Steve Brezenoff, author of G.I.R.L. & BROOKLYN, BURNING; and Eric Smith, author of INKED & THE GEEK'S GUIDE TO DATING will be sharing their work and the world of geek, and more. No need to be a young adult, even not-young adults will get their geek selves on.

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Mason's Cafe and Barre 528 Hennepin Avenue

Phantom Drift Contributor Reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.phantomdrift.org/
Phantom Drift contributor reading will include Aaron Anstett, Brian Evenson, Laurie Foos, Gail Griffin, Allegre Hyde, Thomas E. Kennedy, Kailyn McCord, Gregg Murray, Jennifer Pullen, Jacob Rakovan, and Anja Notanja Sieger. Editors Matt Schumacher and Peter Grandbois will serve as co-hosts.

Common Roots Cafe, back room. 2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

The Power of Habit
Cost: Beverage purchase recommended
Our book club is talking about The Power of Habit by Duhig! A great thing for writers to know about. Please join us, we will be in the back room. OK to buy dinner or beverage at the counter and bring it in.

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Argos Books, Canarium Books, Futurepoem, Octopus Books, Poor Claudia Reading
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/953642381326723/
Readings by John Beer, Marina Blitshteyn, David Buuck, Christopher DeWeese, Karin Gottshall, Cecily Iddings, Montana Ray, Kit Schluter, Emily Skillings, and Ronaldo Wilson. Hosted by Argos Books, Canarium Books, Futurepoem, Octopus Books, and Poor Claudia.

The Cellar Room at 612 Brew, 945 Broadway St., Minneapolis

TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press Poetry Reading
Cost: Free
Join us for a poetry reading and enjoy some great locally brewed beer! Jeanne Foster, Paul Breslin, Ellen Hagan, and Matthew Shenoda will read from their latest poetry collections from TriQuarterly Books / Northwestern University Press. Book signing and reception to follow.

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

DNOLO 219 N 2nd ST

Youth Poets from TruArtSpeaks featuring Pages Matam
Cost: $5 suggested donation
URL: http://dnolo.com
D.NOLO is proud to host Youth Poets from TruArtSpeaks' Be Heard MN Youth Poetry Slam Series Featuring Pages Matam & DJ North Star

The Crooked Pint, 501 South Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence offsite anthology reading
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.lauramadelinewiseman.com/events/
A WOMEN WRITE RESISTANCE: POETS RESIST GENDER VIOLENCE anthology reading by several of the poets. The anthology views poetry as a transformative art to challenge narratives about violence against women and making alternatives to that violence visible.

Mason's Restaurant & Barre, Tek Theater (2nd Floor), 528 Hennepin Avenue South

Bloof + Coconut Wrap Party
Cost: Free + cash bar
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/925054144186023/
Daniel Borzutzky, Jenny Boully, Jackie Clark, Shanna Compton, Bruce Covey, Caroline Crew, Natalie Eilbert, Ben Fama, K. Lorraine Graham, Arielle Greenberg, Kirsten Kaschock, Natasha Kessler, Jennifer L. Knox, Ginger Ko, Jenn Marie Nunes & Mel Coyle, Alexis Pope, Eszter Takacs, and Emily Toder.

Poet's Corner at Kieran's Pub, 85 North 6th Street, Minneapolis

Embawdied Lit: A Drag Reading
Cost: JUST BUY DRINKS!
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/400913720082863/?notif_t=plan_user_joined
Readings that explore self-conscious, exaggerated and/or hyperbolic performances of gender, with Adam Atkinson, Lucas de Lima, Lara Glenum, Johannes Göransson, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Joyelle McSweeney, Jennifer Tamayo, & many more.

The White Page, 3400 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis.

Fort Gondo Poetry Series Reunion Reading & Celebration
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.fortgondo.com/poetry.html
Celebrating four years of St. Louis' Fort Gondo Poetry Series. Broadsides, drinks, and readings by Lucy Ives, Matvei Yankelevich, Johannes Göransson, Chris Martin, Corina Copp, E. Tracy Grinnell, Nick Demske, Stefania Heim, Daniel Poppick, Mary Austin Speaker, Nathaniel Farrell, and Susan Scarlata.

Danish American Center, 3030 West River Parkway South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406

Live from Denmark: New Danish Fiction
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.danebo.org
Three leading Danish novelists join their translators to read from and discuss their work. The event will be moderated by translator K.E. Semmel, and will feature a Q & A followed by a reception and book signing. Participants include Naja Marie Aidt, Martin Aitken, Simon Fruelund, and Kim Leine.

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Dale Shephard Room, Campus Club, 4th floor of Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minneapolis

Midwest Poetry Summit
Cost: Free
This get-together will showcase short readings from poets published by the University of Chicago Press as well as Canarium Books. Complimentary appetizers will be available, as well as a cash bar.

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

3010 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Many Ways to Tell a Tale
Cost: $10 at the door, $8 in advance from performers
URL: http://www.patrickscabaret.org
Five African American storytellers approach the oral tradition from different perspectives, each flexing their creative muscles with tales from the ancient to the future. Curated and hosted by Beverly Cottman. Beer, wine, and concessions available.

The Nicollet, 1931 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Ahsahta Press Reading
Cost: Free; beer & wine available
URL: http://www.the-nicollet.com/
Ahsahta Press authors including TC Tolbert, Michelle Detorie, Cody-Rose Clevidence, Aaron Apps, Susan Tichy, Mary Hickman, and Kevin Holden read from their work. Come join us for an end-of-conference celebration!

317 Groveland Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403

Groveland Reading: Poetry, Prose, and Wine
Cost: Free
Join Jonis Agee, Paul Lisicky, and local writers Greg Hewett, Leslie Adrienne Mill, William Reichard, Christopher Tradowsky, James Cihlar, and Michael Walsh for an evening of poetry and prose at The Groveland (just off Loring Park and the Walker Art Center).

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm

The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415

VONA Reading
Cost: Suggested Admission $5, no one turned away
URL: https://loft.secure.force.com/portal/EventDetails?event.id=a1EG0000007WjaiMAC
This special collaboration with the Loft and VONA during AWP will feature local and national writers involved with Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA).

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

1 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Big Lucks, Black Cake, and Magic Helecopter present GET OVER IT
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1578418719036778/
Three presses present twelve people to read in a haunted house right after a literary conference ends. Readings by Meagan Cass, Natalie Eilbert, Tyler Gobble, Evelyn Hampton, Mike Krutel, Amy Lawless, Carrie Lorig, Sampson Starkweather, Bianca Stone, Nick Sturm, Mathias Svalina, & Sara June Woods.

Grumpy's Bar, 1111 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis

Freedom, Revolt, & Love: A Celebration of Frank Stanford
Cost: Free
URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/1540645346224224
Book release for Frank Stanford's What About This: Collected Poems and an edition of Stanfordiana titled Hidden Water. Featuring all-star readers plus music by William Tyler and DJ Ben Swank. PLUS: an outdoor, all-night reading of Stanford’s epic poem, The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You.

8:00 pm to 11:45 pm

Public Functionary - 1400 12th Avenue Northeast

FSG Originals + Paper Darts present the Art + Lit Party
Cost: $5
URL: http://www.fsgoriginals.com/detail/fsg-originals-paper-darts-party
Drinks / Dance Party / Micro-Readings / Limited Edition Zine

Sunday, April 12, 2015

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

SubText Book Store 165 Western Ave. St. Paul, MN

Amnesiacs and Wild Things
Cost: Free
URL: http://www.subtextbooks.com/events/
Please join us for an intimate reading by two unforgettable poets. Minneapolis musician/poet Diane Jarvenpa will read from The Tender Wild Things (New Rivers Press, 2007), and Idaho poet Diane Raptosh will read from American Amnesiac (Etruscan Press, 2013), longlisted for the National Book Award.

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

SubText Bookstore, 165 Western Avenue, Saint Paul

Publication reading for Load Poems Like Guns
Cost: Free and open to the public
A publication reading for Load Poems Like Guns: Women's Poetry from Herat, Afghanistan, edited and translated by Farzana Marie (Holy Cow! Press, 2015). Eight contemporary Afghan women poets, most translated into English for the first time, are presented with the Dari Persian en face.

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April 8-11, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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