Spooky Tuesday Horror Reading with Author Molly Thynes!
Tuesday October 22 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Come get your Halloween Season creepy fix at The Irreverent Bookworm!
Join us Tuesday, October 22nd at 5:30pm for a delicious reading of Horror stories from local author Molly Thynes. This is a FREE event and open to all, though some themes may be inappropriate (aka too scary) for young kiddos. Parental discretion is encouraged. Light snacks and beverages will be provided on the house.
NOW LET'S GET SPOOKY!
About the Author:
Molly Thynes has been everything from a student at an all-girl's Catholic school to a nanny, a purveyor of haunted artifacts, and a mental health counselor, but she has been a writer before she even knew how to write. Her first love is the horror genre, but she has found inspiration in a few other genres too (just not romance). Currently, Molly lives in St. Paul, MN with her fiancé and as many animals as their landlord will allow.
An Evening of Poetry with Elizabeth Weir and Stanley Kusunoki
Friday October 25 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Come join us for a remarkable Friday night of Poetry at The Irreverent Bookworm! We are thrilled to be hosting Elizabeth Weir & Stanley Kusunoki for what is sure to be a moving and meaningful reading. All are welcome to this free event, and light snacks and beverages will be provided on the house.
About the Poets:
Elizabeth Weir grew up in England and worked as a nurse in South Africa and the USA. In the Twin Cities, she wrote for local newspapers, reviewed Twin Cities’ theater for talkinbroadway.com and served on her city council, becoming the mayor. North Star Press of St. Cloud published her book of poetry, High on Table Mountain, which was nominated for the 2017 Midwest Book Award. Her book is a 60-poem collection of accessible poetry, with themes of immigration, family, war, humor and the natural world.
She received four Writer-to-Writer awards and her work has been published in many journals, including Evening Street Review, Water ~ Stone Review, Comstock Review, The Kerf and in Holy Cow!Press anthologies.
Stanley Kusunoki is a teacher, poet, arts advocate, and musician. He has served on panels for the Minnesota State Arts Board, and was on the board of directors for S.A.S.E., The Write Place. He was the recipient of a Loft Asian Inroads mentorship, and a mentor for the Asian American Renaissance “Writers’ Block” and Intermedia Arts “Exchanges” mentorship programs. In 1996, Kusunoki was the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board “Cultural Collaborations” Grant (with support from the Jerome Foundation) for The Beringia Project with Anishinabe poet, Jamison Mahto. He has taught poetry to children through summer camps and elementary school residencies sponsored by the Loft, S.A.S.E., The Write Place, and the Perpich Center for Arts in Education. Kusunoki is currently the High Potential Teacher/Coordinator at Red Oak Elementary School in Shakopee. He hosts the Bridges reading series at Next Chapter Booksellers, and lives with his wife, Claudia, in St. Paul.
A Jazzy Night at the Bookstore with Blue Mood
Tuesday October 29 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Books and Music TOGETHER? What could be better?
Come browse and relax at The Irreverent Bookworm on Tuesday, October 29th to the low-key sounds of LIVE MUSIC by local group Blue Mood. Blue Mood plays a mix of accessible, melodic jazz and standards for all ears to enjoy. So bring a friend, or bring a date and treat yourself to a cozy and convivial weekday night out.
This is a FREE "come and go as you please" event,
though tipping our lovely players is warmly encouraged (support Local Arts, Y'all)!
Reading & Signing with MN Author Joy Riggs!
Sunday November 17 | 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Join us Sunday, November 17th at 2pm for an afternoon reading, discussion and signing!
Minnesota Author Joy Riggs will be reading excerpts from her wonderful book "Crackerjack Bands and Hometown Boosters: The Story of a Minnesota Music Man".
If you are a lover of Midwest History, Music or BOTH, this is a multi-generational get together you won't want to miss.
This is a FREE event, and will be open to all. Light snacks and beverages will be provided on the house.
Praise for "Crackerjack Bands and Hometown Boosters":
Joy Riggs is a wonderful writer whose humor, grace, and careful research will make any reader care deeply about this family. The book illustrates what each of us can learn about ourselves by understanding those who came before us. It’s also a testament to the power of music to create community, connect people to one another, and make “time and place dissolve.”
— Kate Hopper, author of Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood and Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers
Joy Riggs has pulled from the folds of Minnesota history the remarkable story of a man who changed the musical landscape of the state. With warmth, intelligence, and insight, she describes his profound impact on the musicians he taught and the grace and happiness he brought to countless audiences in an era when the highlight of a week’s entertainment might be an afternoon concert in the park.
— Ashley Shelby, author of South Pole Station: A Novel and Red River Rising: The Anatomy of a Flood and the Survival of an American City