The 2015 St. Paul Almanac Lit Fest is just around the corner (literally, if you live within a block of the sixteen St. Paul venues hosting a reading this year) so it’s time to grab your calendars and see which ones you can make. We’ll be featuring scores of writers including a majority of the authors published in the brand new edition of the Almanac. We have a great list of writers this year so mark a few on a calendar and bring some friends. I’ve linked the Facebook events for each reading as well so be sure to join, invite and like. I’ve updated the list with the full lineups and reading orders.
And don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Almanac at the readings. Nothing beats that new book smell.
Cahoots Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 7 p.m.
1562 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 55104
Featuring Mike Finley, Beth Voigt, Louis DiSanto, Annette Schiebout, Karlyn Coleman and Sun Chi Som
Subtext Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 7 p.m.
165 Western Ave. N, St. Paul, 55102
Featuring John Minczeski, William Waltz, Shira Granote and Paula Cisewski
Artista Bottega Saturday, Oct.11, 2014 4 p.m.
937 7th St. W., St. Paul, 55102
Featuring River Maria Urke, David Stein, Peter Rachleff, Sherrie Fernandez-Williams and Colleen Casey
Trotter’s Cafe Thursday, Oct.16, 2014 7 p.m.
232 Cleveland Ave. N., St. Paul, 55104
Featuring Rebecca Roepke, Rebecca Ramsden, Satish Jayaraj, Bill Lindeke, Robert McClain and Ardie Buckholtz Medina
Coffee Bene Friday, Oct.17, 2014 7 p.m.
53 Cleveland Ave. S., St. Paul, 55105
Featuring Maryam Marne Zafar, Peter Stein, Wendy Brown-Baez, Kinzy Janssen and Kathryn Kysar
Polly’s Coffe Cove Saturday, Oct.18, 2014 12:30 p.m.
1382 Payne Ave., St. Paul, 55130
Featuring Mameneh George, Sara Dialey, Norita Dittberner-Jax, Mark East, Jeff Smieding and Ibé
Hamline Midway Library Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 6 p.m.
1558 W. Minnehaha Ave., St. Paul, 55104
Featuring Judy Hawkinson, Deb Runyon, Lisa Yankton, Jody Huber and Sarah J.K. Koper
Amore Cafe Friday, October 24, 2014 7 p.m.
879 Smith Ave. S., St. Paul, 55118
Featuring Chris Vaugh, Scott Bade, Susan Koefod, Amy Brendmoen, Deb Runyon and Tim Otte
Underground Music Cafe Monday, October 27, 2014 7 p.m.
1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 55108
Featuring Emylisa Warrick, Patricia Kirkpatrick, Clarence White, Elizabeth Eilers Sullivan, Beth Voigt and Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria
Claddagh Coffee Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 1 p.m.
459 7th St. W., St. Paul, 55102
Featuring Linda Kantner, Pamela Fletcher, Evan Kingston, Jenny McDougal, James Zimmerman and Julie Foley Coleman
Golden Thyme Coffee Cafe Friday, November 7, 2014 7 p.m.|
921 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 55104
Featuring Marion Gomez, Hawona Sullivan Janzen, Steve Trimble, Margaret Lovejoy, Jefferson Hansen, Gloria Levin and John Wenstrom
Burn Unit Coffee Ward Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 1 p.m.
945 7th St. W., St. Paul, 55102
Featuring Valérie Déus, Kate Shuknecht, Rachel Limon, Douglas Limon, Chaunce Stanton, and Mary Kay Rummel
Ginkgo Coffeehouse Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 7 p.m.
721 N Snelling Ave., , St. Paul, 55104
Featuring Libby Donohue, Julia Klatt Singer, Robert Hale, Mary Stein, Rebecca Diaz and Greg Watson
Common Good Books Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 7 p.m.
38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul, 55105
Featuring Mike Hazard, Rachel Mortiz, Maryam Marne Zafar, Jude Wiesner, Margaret Hasse and Matt Rassmussen
Amsterdam Bar and Hall Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 1 p.m.
6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 55102
Featuring April Gibson, Jennifer Krueger, Molly Cooney, Will Tinkham, Norita Dittberner-Jax, Patrick Werle and Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria
Dreamland Arts Theater Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 7 p.m.
677 Hamline Ave N., St. Paul, 55104
Featuring Stephanie Schultz, Dain Ingebretson, Sunny Hilden, Liza Allen, Kate Lucas and Ibe