Tagged Milkweed Editions

In Winter’s Kitchen Combines Homey Recipes and Midwestern Nostalgia

Six months after I moved from Seattle back to the Twin Cities, I was in a winter-induced funk. Every time I stepped outside into frigid, January air, I wanted to run screaming back to the misty Pacific Northwest, where winter is indeed dark, but at least I could leave my house without feeling like the wind was searing my lungs in half. I was deeply homesick for a home I hadn’t known long, but one that had left its...

Pocket-Sized Poems at Twin Cities Bookstores Explore the Theme of Migration

“As a child, I marked the year by the honking of Canadian geese making their way south and then north,” said Abby Travis, editor at Minneapolis nonprofit publisher Milkweed Editions. “Migration was part of my calendar, the way I marked time and the change of seasons. I knew if the geese were early or late, I was fascinated by how they knew when to go or where to go, how to get there, and where they stopped along the...

Improving Communities One Book at a Time with the Minnesota Book Awards

My love of books can be attributed to Calvin & Hobbes graphic novels and my endless trips to several Hennepin County libraries. My dad would walk me through the library so I could hand-pick two very special books to come home with me. I’m thankful that I’m near the Minneapolis–St. Paul area because the libraries in this area are passionate, organized, and dedicated to improving the community. Recently, the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library announced the finalists for the annual...

Minneapolis’s Milkweed Books Wants to Be Weird in the Best Way Possible

Minneapolis is getting a new bookstore—with a bit of a twist. Milkweed Editions, the local indie publisher that’s been creating books for almost 40 years, is opening a cozy shop in the Open Book building, home to Milkweed’s own editorial offices (as well as the Loft Literary Center and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, among other things). Alongside its own books, which will be in the minority when it comes to the store’s inventory, it will stock a unique...

Book Geek Bulletin: A Series of Unfortunate Castings

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit The Starz series based on Neil Gaiman’s American Gods has found its protagonist: The 100‘s Ricky Whittle will play Shadow Moon. Gaiman said he is “thrilled” with the casting. Paramount Pictures has acquired film rights to the classic...

Book Geek Bulletin: New Year, New Books

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Minnesota sci-fi and fantasy convention CONvergence has announced its guests of honor for 2016, who include a number of writers: Amal El-Mohtar, poet, fiction writer, and editor; Amy Shira Teitel, popular-science writer focusing on spaceflight; Mark Oshiro,...

Book Geek Bulletin: Morally Complicated Book News

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit Coffee House Press will hold its annual Cookie House Press cookie swap, book sale, and holiday event on December 3, 2015. Attendance is free, but RSVPing is encouraged. The deadline for nominations for the 28th annual Minnesota...

Book Geek Bulletin: Welcome to Halloween

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit On September 30, 2015, actor Jack Black and three of his Goosebumps costars made a surprise visit to Richard R. Green Central Park Community School in Minneapolis, where students were watching a preview of the film. Goosebumps opens...

Book Geek Bulletin: A Very Bookish October

Book Geek Bulletin is a regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Jump to: Local Lit | Global News | Page to Screen Local Lit On September 28, 2015, St. Paul author Julie Schumacher became the first woman to win the Thurber Prize for American Humor since the award was established in 1996. The U of M professor, nominated for her novel...

Book Geek Bulletin: Fitzgerald, Fantasy, and Films

Welcome to a new regular feature where we round up what’s going on in the world of literary culture and books—both here in Minnesota and around the world. Local Lit The Strand literary magazine has published “Temperature,” a never-before-seen short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald that was discovered in his papers at Princeton University. You can buy the issue here. Fitzgerald’s former brownstone on St. Paul’s Summit Avenue has been for sale since June, if you have $650,000 lying around....
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