Best Literary Events - 2013
Rain Taxi doesn't necessarily draw the big names some other venues in town boast, so you won't hear authors talking about how an endorsement from Oprah helped boost their book sales and allowed them to quit their job teaching composition to community college students. But Rain Taxi does show quite a commitment to promoting local literary culture, from inviting lesser-known or underground authors to speak at a diverse mix of local venues to the Twin Cities Book Festival, an annual gathering of over 5,000 book lovers who assemble for a day of readings, discussions, networking, and a massive book sale. Of course, Rain Taxi isn't just about the events. The quarterly journal and chapbook publisher is best known as a review of literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, with essays, interviews, and critical reviews reflecting their interest in the innovative.