The Cracked Walnut Lit-Reading Festival

March 12, 2013 § 2 Comments

I just got back from Boston last night, feeling flush with a sense of literary community and possibility, and what’s the first thing I see online this morning?  The full line-up for the Cracked Walnut Reading Festival!

As you’ll see on the poster below, I’m reading at the Angry Catifish Coffee/Bike Shop in on Tuesday the 19th of March, but I want to encourage you to check out as many of the festival dates as possible.  They are a great chance to bring all the great parts of the Twin Cities literary community even closer together, forcing curmudgeonly fiction writers such as myself to share the stage with outgoing essayists, erudite poets, and spoken-word slammers. It’s all being organized by the incomparable Satish Jayaraj, who’s taking time off of promoting his awesome first novel to give this incredible gift to all lit-lovers in Minnesota.

If you aren’t from Minnesota, I hope this post entices you to come visit; there’s really no better time (messy spring weather aside) than March 18th-April 12th to get a feel for all we have to offer.  And if you are from Minnesota, I’m looking forward to seeing lots of old friends and making new ones over the next month, so please do say hi.

And I’ve just got to say, I’m overjazzed to have my name on the same poster as Charles Baxter.

You can see the full schedule, with directions to each event at the Cracked Walnut Website.


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