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Cracked Walnut is a traveling reading series based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In addition to the various literary readings we present throughout the Twin Cities metro area and elsewhere in Minnesota we offer writing workshops and sponsor contests and other programs designed to promote literary endeavors for writers of all levels and backgrounds.

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As an arts organization we exist to serve the artistic community. In the interest of serving the arts with integrity we hold three core values as fundamental to our mission:

  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom of Personal Expression
  • Freedom of Personal Identity

Click on this link to read more about our values and mission.