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2012 Stories by Melissa Wray

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  • Talk of the Stacks: Calvin Trillin

    published December 5, 2012

    Prolific American journalist, comic, memoirist, food writer, poet, and novelist Calvin Trillin will be in Minneapolis this Thursday. His... More >>

  • Emily Dickinson's Black & White Birthday Bash

    published December 5, 2012

    How do Minnesota literati prepare for the impending long months of brutal winter? Why, they get dressed up and come together to celebrate solitary... More >>

  • Books-On-A-Boat Authors Festival

    published November 14, 2012

    How many best-selling local authors can fit on a boat? A dozen, according to the Books-On-A-Boat Authors Festival. This Wednesday, the... More >>

  • Dead Writers' Party

    published October 24, 2012

    An event featuring Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Anne Sexton, and Virgina Woolf is coming. The Loft Literary Center is summoning deceased literary... More >>

  • The Minnesota Book Awards' 25th Birthday Bash

    published October 17, 2012

    Minnesotans have no problem puffing out our chests with pride for our rich literary history. Many phenomenal writers have come from the Land of... More >>

  • Amber Sparks, John Jodzio, B.J. Hollars

    published September 19, 2012

    Clear your calendars for an epic night of short stories; Magers & Quinn is hosting an evening with an impressive lineup featuring some of the most... More >>

  • Revolver Launch Party

    published September 5, 2012

    Four hipsters square off in a boxing ring, black eyes oozing and fatigued muscles twitching, but ready for a fight. Bizarre fantasy? Nope. This is... More >>

  • The Ultimate Master of Words

    published August 15, 2012

    Minneapolis is undoubtedly a book-smart city, but this Thursday the Loft Literary Center is raising the bar by hosting its first-ever tournament... More >>

  • Joseph Mattson, Eric Lorberer

    published March 7, 2012

    This Wednesday, Joseph Mattson and Eric Lorberer will host a lively talk on The Speed Chronicles at Magers & Quinn. The book, which was... More >>

  • Bosso Poetry Company

    published March 7, 2012

    Bosso Poetry Company is a collective of poets and musicians that has been hosting monthly showcases since 2008. Their purpose: to provide fun,... More >>

  • Books & Bars: Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

    published February 15, 2012

    This month, Books & Bars discusses Karen Russell's wildly imaginative debut novel, Swamplandia! (Knopf). Named one of the New York Times'... More >>

  • Charles Baxter

    published February 15, 2012

    This Thursday, Minnesota author Charles Baxter celebrates the paperback release of his newest book, Gryphon: New and Selected Stories... More >>

  • Sierra DeMulder

    published January 25, 2012

    Local poet Sierra DeMulder knows the recipe for throwing a great book-release party. First, write an awesome book. Next, invite all your literary... More >>

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