Support Local Hustle: December BIPOC Pop-Up
December 17, 2017 • 12:00-5:00 p.m.
The December #SupportLocalHustle BIPOC pop up will be held at Cafe Southside, 3405 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407on Sunday, December 17 from 12-5pm.

Please join us in our cozy space at Cafe Southside and support local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists, bakers, creatives, and makers at this warm and inviting pop up!

This event is free, cash only, and open to all folks who would like to contribute to a respectful space explicitly against sexism, transphobia (please don’t assume our pronouns!), and racism. There will be a place to hang out, drink beverages, and eat snacks! Vendors will be selling their art, baked goods, pickles, and jewelry, among other treasures. Goods are mostly $1-$20.


Minnesota Black Authors Expo
November 18, 2017 • 11:00 a.m.
This inaugural expo is intended to support the work of black authors and to engage our community. This event will give black authors a chance to display their talents, network and meet the community and other authors. Authors will be able to sign and sell their books. Come meet, greet, and buy books from a diverse group of black authors in the Twin Cities.

Wordbrew V
October 22, 2017 • 12:00 p.m.
Local authors read short sections of their fiction onstage. Think of it as speed dating for fiction. After the readings, we all hang out, nosh, schmooze, the authors are available to sell/sign their books. Genres range from Sci-fi to Horror to Fantasy and Beyond. It’s a great opportunity for fiction fans to experience a variety of authors/genres all in one event. Hosted by the MinnSpec Writers Group.

QUEER YA with Second Story & Queer Voices
October 8, 2017 • 2:00 p.m.
Second Story Reading Series, in collaboration with Queer Voices Reading Series, will host a Queer YA event featuring readings by local authors, a panel discussion, and book sales by Addendum Books.

Reading with DC Edwards
September 23, 2017 • 4:00 p.m.
Join us at Moon Palace Books on Saturday, August 26th at 4:00pm for a reading with DC Edwards!

An Evening With T. Aaron Cisco, DC Edwards & Mark McPherson
August 18, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.
Come to Boneshaker Books on Friday, August 18th for an evening of local, literary science fiction!!!

T. Aaron Cisco, DC Edwards and Mark McPherson will be reading from their works, sharing “war” stories from their writing and publishing experiences, and engage a lively discussion on a myriad of topics!

Copies of the authors’ work will be available for purchase, and Boneshaker Books will be open as well. Complementary light refreshments and libations (21+ to drink) provided. So come out and support local, literary science fiction!!!

Writers Read – August
August 10, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.
DC Edwards will read and discuss Bright City, and will be joined by fellow authors Briana Lawrence and Bernard James. Book signing to follow the conversation.

Writers Read is open to writers of any genre and all levels of experience. Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive space for all voices to be shared and heard. Featured writers/readers are each given 10 minutes to share their work. At the end of the evening the open it up to the audience for open mic.

August 30+ Queer Book Club
August 9, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.

For the August meeting of the Queer Book Club we’ll read Bright City by DC Edwards.

Join us at Moon Palace Books on Wednesday, August 9th at 7:00pm to discuss!

Books and Beer Pop-Up Bookstore
August 6, 2017 • 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Love books? Love beer? Love meeting local authors?

Get on down to the Books and Beer Pop-up Bookstore (at BlackStack Brewing in St. Paul)!

Minnesotan authors will have their books for sale. Stop by to chat with them over a pint and find your next favorite book.

Givens Fam Jam: Poetry and Fiction Reading
July 27, 2017 • 6:00 p.m.
Join three alumni of the 2015 Emerging Writers’ Mentor Program (sponsored by the Givens Foundation for African American Literature) – Stephanie Chrismon (DC Edwards), Katie Robinson, and Michael Kleber-Diggs – for a mini-reunion at Boneshaker Books featuring poetry, fiction and general awesomeness.

Book Fair at Queer Voices Pride Reading
June 27, 2017 • 5:30 p.m.
Join Intermedia Arts on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 for a special PRIDE edition of the Queer Voices LGBTQIA+ reading series featuring a stellar lineup of literary artists from the 2016-2017 Queer Voices season reading at the downtown Minneapolis Central Library!

Come early starting at 5:30 to mingle and shop at the Queer Voices book fair and then stick around for the reading at 6:30PM.

Reading and Book Signing at SubText Books
June 21, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.
Join us in the store to hear DC Edwards read and discuss “Bright City.” DC will be joined by fellow authors Maya Beck and Irna Landrum. Book signing to follow the conversation.

Sarah’s Scotch Emporium & Salon @ MantiCon 2017
May 27, 2017 • 9:00 p.m.

Reading and Book Signing at University of Minnesota Bookstore
May 3, 2017 • 4:00 p.m.