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Tommy Orange: There There

Wednesday, June 27 @ 7pm
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
2020 W Lake of the Isles Parkway, Mpls

Join us for an evening with Tommy Orange in celebration of his first novel, There There. Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking—There There is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen, a relentlessly paced multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. Louise Erdrich says, “Welcome to a brilliant and generous artist who has already enlarged the landscape of American Fiction. There There is a comic vision haunted by profound sadness. Tommy Orange is a new writer with an old heart.” We haven't seen this much buzz about a debut novel in some time. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Book signing to follow the reading. Free and open to the public.

New Poets of Native Nations

Wednesday, July 18 @ 7pm
Bockley Gallery (near Birchbark Books)

Join Birchbark Books and Graywolf Press for a poetry reading and reception to mark the release of New Poets of Native Nations--a landmark anthology celebrating twenty-one Native poets first published in the twenty-first century. Edited by Heid E. Erdrich, New Poets of Native Nations gathers poets of diverse ages, styles, languages, and tribal affiliations to present the extraordinary range and power of new Native poetry. Buzzfeed calls this collection a "breathtaking, wide-ranging work of art... a modern classic." Confirmed readers include Heid E. Erdrich, Gwen Westerman, and Meg Noodin (accompanied by the Asiganaak Singers ladies hand drum group, who will join Meg in singing Ojibwemowin poems) with more poets to be announced. Refreshments provided by Graywolf Press. Sure to be a memorable evening!