2017 Twin Cities Book Festival
Sat., October 14 at 10:00 am
- ASL Interpretation
- Accessible Entrance
- Accessible Parking Designated
- Accessible Restrooms
- Accessible Seating
- Accessible Transportation Available
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Courtesy Wheelchairs
About the Show
Oct. 14, 2017, 10 AM to 5 PM (Opening Night Festivities will be Oct. 13).
Rain Taxi Review of Books operates this annual event of many authors, readings, book-signings, sales for all ages. Free admission and parking; food onsite. Starred ASL-interpreted events are on the Rain Stage:
★ 11:30 AM: RAY GONZALEZ + JUAN FELIPE HERRERA
The 2017 Witter Bynner Fellow, awarded annually by the Library of Congress, is the Twin Cities’ own Ray Gonzalez, who was selected by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera! At this special event, both poets will read from their work and participate in a dialogue about poetry moderated by Robert Casper, head of the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress. Co-sponsored by The Loft, this event will be introduced by Alayne Hopkins from the Minnesota Center for the Book.
★ 12:30 PM: SENATOR AL FRANKEN
★ 1:30 PM: DANIEL HANDLER
Let’s talk about . . . sex? In this onstage conversation with Rain Taxi’s Eric Lorberer, the renowned Daniel Handler will discuss his latest novel, All the Dirty Parts, a “fascinating, profane book” (Los Angeles Times) that looks honestly at the erotic impulses of its young male protagonist. The pair might also discuss music, politics, Maira Kalman’s drawings, and what’s good on Netflix—but mostly it’ll be about sex, we promise.
★ 2:30 PM: CHARLIE JANE ANDERS + CORY DOCTOROW
Two luminaries of speculative fiction join forces to take over the universe! Or at least the Twin Cities. Between them, Charlie Jane Anders and Cory Doctorow have won Nebula, Sunburst, Hugo, Locus, and Lambda Awards, have organized events and argued for digital rights, and have blogged into infinity. Both of their latest books are from the acclaimed SF&F publisher Tor Books.
★ 3:30 PM: ROZ CHAST
In single panels, color spreads, and covers for The New Yorker, as well as in more than a dozen books including the award-winning Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, cartoonist Roz Chast has elicited everything from bemused head scratches to heartfelt guffaws to tears from readers. Famed for her “matchless sense of the wacky,” (Adam Gopnik), she will offer a visual tour of her latest work, Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York.
Taxi Stage will have other events.