Literary calendar for week of March 10

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FOUR POETS: Diana Khoi Nguyen, Cindy Juyoung Ok and Douglas Kearney read from their latest works. 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul.

LEE HENDRIX: Discusses “Peep Light: Stories of a Mississippi Riverboat Captain.” 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.

RICHARD LENTZ: Presents “Accidental Journey” in conversation with Leslie Morris and Brian Duren. 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.

MIDSTREAM READING: Poetry and prose read by Freya Manfred, Anthony Cebellos, Marion Gomez and Joel Turnipseed in Midstream reading series. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, Unity Church-Unitarian, 732 Holly Ave., St. Paul.

JAMES RAMOS: Author who grew up in Minnesota chats with a bookseller about their new young adult novel “Daniel, Deconstructed!” involving a nerdy teen that is an ode to movie tropes, meet-cutes and LGBTQ+ love. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul.

RIDDIOUGH/SUMNER: Hamline University MFAC graduates Lisa Riddiough and Elja Sumner launch their new nautical picture books, “Pie-Rats!” and “The Good Little Mermaid’s Guide to Bedtime!” Virtual event presented by Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14. Information at

ROSEMOUNT WRITERS FESTIVAL/BOOK FAIR: David Bruns and J.R. Olson, retired Navy officers who co-wrote national security thrillers including their latest, “Covert Action,” will keynote the eighth annual Rosemount writer’s festival and book fair featuring 60 authors and vendors, including David La Vaque, John Noltner, Susan Thurston, Brian Lutterman, Chris Norbury, J.J. Harrigan, Lynne M. Kolze, Alan Miller, Mark Ristau, Mary Perrine, Alice Schwab and Amy Zellmer. Local publishers showing their latest books include Kirk House Publishers, Calumet Editions and Sigma’s Bookshelf. Twelve writing-related workshops will also be available. Book fair is free; $15 for the keynote address, $15 per workshop. (Go to 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, The Steeple Center, 14375 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount.

EDWARD SELLNER: Signs copies of the newly revised version of his book “Celtic Saints and Their Animal Friends: A Spiritual Kinship,” first published three years ago. He will be part of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with music and all things Celtic. Signing 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16, St. Patrick’s Guild, 1554 Randolph Ave., St. Paul.

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