Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Twin Cities Book Festival October 16th!

It's October and that means it's time for Rain Taxi's annual Twin Cities Book Festival.

Yes, it's that time already.  This free extravaganza showcasing all things literary is 

Saturday, October 16, 2010
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
at Minneapolis Community & Technical College

Have you seen the author list?!  There is seriously someone for everyone.  Good grief!  We're talking
  • M.T. Anderson (co-sponsored by the Hamline University Creative Writing Program, no less!) at 3:30
  • Mary Catherine Bateson
  • Richard Paul Evans
  • James Howard Kunstler
  • Frederic Tuten
  • Jean Valentine
  • Jeffrey Zaslow 
  • Bruce Lansky
  • Alexander McCall Smith (10-11)
  • and more, if you can believe it.

On top of that, there are panels on 
  • Minnesota Debut Fiction
  • The Changing World of Publishing: Getting Books to Readers
  • The Great Midwest: Regional Writing
  • Views From The Loft (featuring our own Barrie Jean Borich!)
I would be remiss as a comics fan not to mention the panel on Minnesota Comics at 1:30Bill Willingham of Fables (if you haven't read it, go read it now) will be there along with several other excellent panelists.

But wait!  There's more!  Seriously!
  • A children's pavilion
  • Book sales and signings
  • Lit mag fair (be on the lookout for Water~Stone staff members and a huge variety of literary magazines)
  • Publishers
  • Literary organizations

How can there be so much literary goodness in one place?!  How can such an amazing thing occur?!  Find out for yourself!  (Volunteers are appreciated. :)  See you there . . .

If you have an event you'd like us to mention here on the GLaaS blog, just let us know.


Aaron M. Wilson said...

I'll be there signing copies of "Twin Cities: Cifiscape Vol. I." published by http://www.onyxneon.com/ from 10 - 11:30. My Short story, "What's for Dinner," is included in the anthology.

Kimberly said...

Rock on! Way to go. If I get out there early enough, I'll look for you.

See, yet another reason you should go to the Book Festival: Support your fellow alumni!