POETRY WORKSHOP: Cracked Walnut and Donna Isaac host a free poetry workshop. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 11; East Aspect Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul. Attendees ought to carry a garden chair or blanket and 5 copies of a poem to be shared. Info: email@example.com.
WILLIAM G. CARPENTER: Presents “Epandun: An Epic Poem” with illustrator Miko Simmons. Set in 878 AD, it’s concerning the wrestle between Christian Saxon Alfred and pagan Gormr the Dane. Whose god — or gods — will prevail? In-person occasion. Carpenter, who lives in Minneapolis, taught in California and the Folks’s Republic of China. His translation of “The Dream of the Rood” was printed within the Sawanee Theological Evaluation. Illustrator Simmons is a world award-winning artist raised in St. Paul’s historic Rondo group. He studied artwork and physics at Hamline College. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. Registration required at magersandquinn.com/event.
SPIKE CARLSON: Stillwater creator and nationally-known carpenter/handyman indicators copies of his e-book “A Stroll Across the Block.” 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10; Lake Nation Booksellers, 4766 Washington Sq., White Bear Lake.
RACHEL HOWZELL HALL: Thriller author of the four-volume Louise “Lou” Norton collection e-book membership favourite “And Now She’s Gone” introduces her newest thriller “These Poisonous Issues,” a special tackle the serial killer theme. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, launching this season’s digital Membership E book free studying collection. Registration just isn’t required. Simply “like” and comply with fb.com/ClubBook, the place occasions shall be streamed in actual time.
PAULA HAWKINS: Writer of the blockbuster “The Woman on the Practice” nearly celebrates publication of “A Sluggish Fireplace Burning,” interviewed by Laura McHugh, creator of the brand new thriller “What’s Completed in Darkness.” Hawkins’ page-turner is about three ladies concerned with a younger man discovered murdered on a London houseboat. Midday Wednesday, Sept. 8. Tickets are $30 for the occasion and a signed first version (whereas provides final), picked up at Valley Bookseller; $34 for the occasion, e-book, and media mail transport. Co-presented by a nationwide group of impartial bookstores, together with Valley Bookseller of Stillwater.
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON
Minnesota Historic Society’s exhibit “100 Years of Fundamental Road” may need whetted readers’ appetites for extra details about the personal lifetime of Minnesota creator Sinclair Lewis. A energetic new 80-minute shade and black-and-white dramatic manufacturing “The Life & Loves of Sinclair Lewis,” commissioned by the Sinclair Lewis Basis that’s headquartered in Lewis’ birthplace, Sauk Centre, shall be launched digitally Friday, Sept. 10, on the muse’s web site (sinclairlewisfoundation.org/life-and-loves). A two-part instructional model with a dialogue information aimed toward excessive faculties and universities shall be out there without charge. The unique script by award-winning playwright Bob Beverage, based mostly on a narrative thought by James Gambone, tells of the histories of Lewis and his two wives and divulges how their relationships influenced the person behind the myths. The manufacturing stars Minnesota award-winning actors Pearce Bunting as Lewis, Laura Esping as his first spouse, Grace Hegger, and Michelle Berg as Dorothy Thompson. Terry Hempleman is a journalist whose “dream interview” has lastly come true.
Jess Lourey’s suspenseful “Unspeakable Issues” gained the Anthony Award for finest paperback authentic novel final week on the digital Bouchercon world thriller conference. Lourey’s story, set in 1983 in a small Minnesota city, is concerning the younger individuals’s fright when boys disappear and return wanting vacant-eyed. It was impressed by the kidnapping of Jacob Wetterling. “Unspeakable Issues” and Brian Freeman’s “The Deep, Deep Snow” have been additionally finalists for the Thriller Writers of America’s Edgar Award. Subsequent 12 months’s Bouchercon shall be held Sept. 8-11 on the Hilton Minneapolis.
Riveting novels by two Minnesotans, each coincidentally that includes Irish ladies, are out in paperback: Mary Logue’s thriller “The Streel” is a few younger lady making her means in Nineteenth-century Deadwood, S.D., and Carrie Mesrobian’s younger grownup “The Whitsun Daughters,” combines the modern lives of three ladies within the Midwest and the story of the ghost who lived and cherished on the identical farm.