Although the Saint Paul Almanac publishes only yearly, the organization stays active between issues by maintaining its interactive website and putting together cool events, like the Lowertown Reading Jams. Each month, the happening is hosted by a different author of note, who is joined by other up-and-coming artists. May's installment features spoken-word artist Desdamona, who over the years has published poetry, toured internationally as a hip-hop musician, and contributed to the growing creative scene by teaching writing workshops in schools, prisons, and galleries. Tonight, she will be joined by poetry powerhouses Cole "Inky" Sarar, Marie Chante, and Laura Yurich. Authors scheduled in coming months include Melvin Giles (June 13) and Diego Vázquez Jr. (July 11).
Mon., May 9, 7 p.m., 2011