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Friday, March 29, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Siri Hustvedt presents Memories of the Future

“This provocative, experimental novel from Hustvedt (The Blazing World) joins several narratives to illustrate the roles of memory and perspective in making sense of a life...The many moods and flavors of this brash “portrait of the artist as a young woman” constantly reframe and complicate the story, making for a fascinating shape-shifter of a novel.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Bestselling author Siri Hustvedt’s new novel, Memories of the Future, is a wildly funny, elaborately structured, and provocative novel about time, memory, and desire.

Fans of Hustvedt’s earlier work will recognize her playful exploration of issues—memory, gender identity, violence of patriarchy, and the biases that shape perception—that have dominated cultural discourse over the past few years. MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE reads, not like a novel for the moment, but rather like the moment is catching up to Siri Hustvedt at last.
It tells the story of a young Midwestern woman’s (dubbed “Minnesota”) first year in New York City in the late 1970s, in which she has set out to write her first novel. Her year proves both exhilarating and frightening, from increasingly ominous monologues of the eccentric woman living next door, to the everyday adventures of new independence, to a bruising and indelible assault at her apartment. The relationship she develops with the small coven of women who come to her rescue that night introduces a new understanding of violence, anger, power, identity, and memory.
Meanwhile, forty years later, S.H., now a veteran author, discovers her old notebook, as well as early drafts of a never-completed novel while moving her aging mother from one facility to another. Ingeniously juxtaposing the various texts, S.H. measures what she remembers against what she wrote that year and has since forgotten. 

Siri Hustvedt is the internationally acclaimed author of a book of poems, six novels, four collections of essays, and a work of nonfiction. In 2012 she was awarded the International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities. Her novel The Blazing World was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Lost Angeles Book Prize for Fiction. She has also published numerous papers in scholarly and scientific journals. She has a PhD in English literature from Columbia University and is a Lecturer in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Sunday, March 31, 5:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Evan James presents Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe

“Cheer Up, Mr. Widdicombe is shrewd as hell and hysterically funny. A summer novel, a comedy of manners, a razor-sharp satire of the idle rich…there’s so much unbridled pleasure to be found in this rogue’s gallery of new-age self-help gurus, aspiring screenwriters, bird-watching party-planning social climbers, lovesick assistants, despondent patriarchs, ne’er-do-well houseguests, indolent watercolorists, and loveably loathsome cads of all kinds.”— Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties

The inimitable—some might say incorrigible—Frank Widdicombe is suffering from a deep depression. Or so his wife, Carol, believes. But Carol is convinced that their new island home—Willowbrook Manor on the Puget Sound—is just the thing to cheer her husband up. And so begins a whirlwind summer as their house becomes the epicenter of multiple social dramas involving the family, their friends, and a host of new acquaintances.

The Widdicombes’ son, Christopher, mourns a heartbreak after a year abroad in Italy. Their personal assistant, Michelle, begins a romance with preppy screenwriter Bradford. Meanwhile, a local named Marvelous Matthews is hired to create a garden at the manor—and is elated to find Gracie Sloane, bewitching self-help author, in residence as well. When this alternately bumbling and clever cast of characters comes together, Willowbrook transforms into a circus of uncovered secrets, preposterous misunderstandings, and irrepressible passions.

Evan James is an award-winning writer whose personal essays and fiction have appeared in such publications as the Oxford American, Travel + Leisure, and The New York Times, among others. He received an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has received fellowships from Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Carson McCullers Center, The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, The University of Iowa, and the Lambda Literary Writers’ Retreat, where he was a 2017 Emerging LGBTQ Voices Fellow. He has taught at The University of Iowa, The Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, and Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Born in Seattle, he now lives in New York and teaches creative writing and English at Pierrepont School in Westport, Connecticut.

Monday, April 1, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Doug Walsh presents Tailwinds Past Florence

Join us for a travel presentation & book signing with the author of Tailwinds Past Florence, a road-tripping love story with a time travel twist.

After getting blacklisted from the venture capital industry, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Vaughan will do anything to avoid telling his wife what happened. Even if it means agreeing to her dream of bicycling around the world. Kara, tired of being married to a workaholic, was readying for a divorce. Now, she's packing bags of a different kind. Together, they pedal away from Seattle, headed east on the open road across America, Europe, and beyond.

It's a decision that reverberates across centuries, shattering a continuum that bound their souls throughout time, and traps Edward in a battle with a past life over an eternal love.

As the miles roll by, and the deceits begin to surface, the couple encounters several men plucked from history, each one a vessel of Edward's soul in a prior life. Of them, a 19th century art dealer proves dangerous, believing Kara is his ticket back to the past.

Inspired by Walsh's years traveling the world via bike, Tailwinds Past Florence is a contemporary love story with a magical twist, landing readers in the saddle of a global bicycle adventure.

Doug Walsh was born in New Jersey and now writes from the Snoqualmie Valley in Washington state. A longtime author of video game strategy guides for Brady Games, Tailwinds Past Florence marks his debut into fiction. The novel was inspired by his round-the-world bicycle travels.

Tuesday, April 2, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Duncan Hannah presents Twentieth Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies

“Arriving in New York in 1973, the Minneapolis-born painter Duncan Hannah quickly immersed himself in the downtown art-and-music scene. These journal entries from the time chronicle young adulthood and a phantasmagoria of alcohol, sex, art, conversation, glam rock, and New Wave cinema. Hannah’s writing combines self-aware humor with an intoxicating punk energy.” —The New Yorker

Celebrated painter Duncan Hannah arrived in New York City from Minneapolis in the early 1970s as an art student hungry for experience, game for almost anything, and with a prodigious taste for drugs, girls, alcohol, movies, rock and roll, books, parties, and everything else the city had to offer. Taken directly from the notebooks Hannah kept throughout the decade, Twentieth-Century Boy is a fascinating, sometimes lurid, and incredibly entertaining report from a now almost mythical time and place. Full of outrageously bad behavior, naked ambition, fantastically good music, and evaporating barriers of taste and decorum, and featuring cameos from David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, and many more, it is a rollicking account of an artist’s coming of age.

Duncan Hannah was born in Minneapolis in 1952. He attended Bard College from 1971 to 1973 and Parsons School of Design from 1973 to 1975. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Minneapolis Art Institute. Twentieth Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies is his first book. 

Thursday, April 4, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Matthew Janzen presents State of Craft Beer

State of Craft Beer is a unique journey through the beer-making process, following raw products as they make their way from fields and factories, through breweries, and into our glass. The pages — filled with photos, stories, and slices of everyday life — weave a tale of passionate, hard-working people who care about the communities they live in.

Join us at Magers & Quinn Booksellers for a presentation showcasing this unique book and a journey through the world of craft beer in the Midwest. Afterwards, follow us to LynLake Brewery (2934 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN) for a post-event reception. Show your Magers & Quinn receipt at LynLake Brewery for $1 off your beer!

About the author: As a copywriter at a Milwaukee-based advertising agency, Matthew Janzen wrote ads for clients of all sizes and tax codes — but his passion was beer. So he quit his job, grabbed a camera, and hit the road to learn more about craft beer than he could gather from newspapers and liquor stores alone. Two years later, he published a book about breweries and the industries that supply them. Now, Matt’s on the road again; spreading the word about what he discovered, and continuing his mission to drink good beer made by people who give a damn about their communities.

Monday, April 8, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

G. Willow Wilson presents The Bird King

G. Willow Wilson enchanted readers with her debut novel Alif the Unseen (a New York Times Notable Book and a staple of year-end “Best of” lists), has won praise in the world of comics as the co-creator of the celebrated Ms. Marvel, and she was recently tapped to bring her storytelling skills to the Wonder Woman franchise. Wilson’s thrilling new novel, The Bird King, transports readers into the height of the Spanish Inquisition to witness the fantastical journey of Fatima, the only remaining Circassian concubine to the sultan of Granada, and her dearest friend Hassan, the palace mapmaker.

It’s 1491 and a party representing the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrives to negotiate the terms of the sultan’s surrender, but Hassan has a secret—he can make maps of places he’s never seen and bend the shape of reality with his pen and paper. His magical gift, which has proven useful to the sultan’s armies in wartime and entertained a bored Fatima who has never stepped foot outside the palace walls, could now be seen as sorcery and a threat to the Christian Spanish rule. Fatima befriends one of the women, little realizing that her new friend Luz represents the Inquisition and soon Fatima must risk everything to save Hassan, and taste the freedom she has never known.

G. Willow Wilson is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Alif the Unseen, the memoir The Butterfly Mosque, and the graphic novels Cairo, Air, and Vixen. She co-created the celebrated comic book series Ms. Marvel starring Kamala Khan, winner of the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, and recently debuted as writer of the Wonder Woman comics. She currently lives in Seattle.

Tuesday, April 9, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Kathleen Glasgow presents How to Make Friends in the Dark, in conversation with Nora McInerny

From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces comes a novel about love and loss and learning how to continue when it feels like you’re surrounded by darkness.

Here is what happens when your mother dies.
It’s the brightest day of summer and it’s dark outside. It’s dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart.
That’s how it feels for Tiger. It’s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger’s mother dies. And now it’s Tiger, alone.

Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark.

Kathleen Glasgow's first novel was the New York Times bestselling novel Girl in Pieces. How to Make Friends with the Dark is her second novel. She lives and writes in Tucson, Arizona. To learn more about Kathleen and her writing, visit her website, kathleenglasgowbooks.com, or follow @kathglasgow on Twitter and @misskathleenglasgow on Instagram.

A reluctant grief expert and “notable widow” (her words), Nora McInerny miscarried her second baby, lost her Dad to cancer and also lost her husband, Aaron, to a brain tumor all within 6 hellish weeks in 2014. A prolific creator, Nora wrote the critically-acclaimed memoirs It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too) and No Happy Endings, hosts the award-winning podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, founded the non-profit organization Still Kickin and writes essays published in Elle, Cosmopolitan, Time, Slate and Vox. A master storyteller, Nora is known for bringing heart and humor to even the toughest topics. She was voted Most Humorous by the Annunciation Catholic School Class of 1998.

Wednesday, April 10, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Will Tinkham presents The Miracles, #7 in the Americana Series.

Brinda Miracle (not her real name) steals out of Redding, Connecticut in the spring of 1911 in charge of an orphan train. Though an accredited nurse and teacher, Brinda is fleeing trumped-up allegations stemming from the crib death of a baby in her care as a nanny.

An orphan herself, Brinda arrives at an orphaned orphanage in St. Paul, Minnesota with three children still in her care: Nicholas, twelve, with special needs and special talents—most notably those of a pickpocket; Maxine, eight, with seemingly no need for anyone and no discernible talent; and Zane, six, whose amber eyes instill fear in those who fail to look deeper.

The Miracles (Americana #7) is an historical crime satire set in a gangster haven which welcomed criminals into St. Paul as long as they didn't commit crimes in St. Paul. The novel follows the four orphans as they are welcomed into a neighborhood which features Nina Clifford's fashionable whorehouse on one side and the Bucket of Blood Saloon down the block. Brinda and the children grow into their own niches to survive amid Prohibition Era corruption while dabbling in a little bootlegging of their own through the early years of the Great Depression.

The Miracles is the seventh novel in Will Tinkham's Americana series, following THE CARY GRANT SANATORIUM AND PLAYHOUSE, THE GREAT AMERICAN SCRAPBOOK, THE ADVENTURES OF HANK FENN, BONUS MAN, NO HAPPIER STATE, and ALICE AND HER GRAND BELL. He lives and writes just down the block.

Thursday, April 11, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Robert Rorke presents Car Trouble

Set in 1970s Brooklyn, Car Trouble is an uncommonly warm coming of age debut novel from a fierce new talent. The story follows Nicky Flynn: an aspiring young actor at St. Michaels Diocesan high school. Nicky is keenly observant—especially when it comes to his abusive, alcoholic father, Patrick. Enigmatic, coasting on charm and desperation, Patrick enjoys picking up old junkers for cheap at NYPD auctions—each sputtering, tail-finned treasure subsidized by poker games. But when Patrick’s love for broken-down vintage cars begins to rival his obsession with alcohol, he threatens his family’s stability and careens wildly out of control.

Robert Rorke was born and raised and lives in Brooklyn. He is a TV editor at the New York Post who has also previously written for Publishers Weekly, TV Guide, Los Angeles Times, and Seventeen. He received his MFA from Warren Wilson College and his MA in English from Stanford University.

Tuesday, April 16, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Maggie Battista presents A New Way to Food, with Melissa Coleman and Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

Cookbook author, food writer, an entrepreneur Maggie Battista will discuss her book with a panel of local cookbook authors, including Melissa Coleman and Zoe Francois, moderated by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl. Join us for an evening of body positivity, food inspiration, and refreshments!

About A New Way to Food: A body-positive cookbook for anyone who wants more self-love, less guilt, and a sustainable way of eating.

Raise your hand if you’ve struggled with health and weight for some or all of your life. Plus-sized author Maggie Battista knows how you feel. She struggled with eating and dieting her whole life, until she discovered the foods and routines that made her finally see herself as worthy of good health. A New Way to Food is her kind and generous cookbook that shares the recipes and personal lessons that helped her find her way to good health, and rid herself of years of chronic aches and pains.

Maggie will be joined in conversation with fellow cookbook author Melissa Coleman, moderated by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl.

Maggie Battista is a cookbook author, writer, creative business coach, and shop maker known for her wholehearted and empowering voice. In 2007, she founded Eat Boutique, an award-winning online food shop and story-driven recipe site. After hosting and creating pop-up food markets for 25,000 guests, she’s currently working to open her first permanent Eat Boutique, a food retail concept space that provides a new way to shop for the very best food. She also shares her vast real life experience with other women in food by offering creative business coaching with heart. Maggie is also the co-founder of The Fresh Collective, a network that brings female food entrepreneurs together to collaborate, grow, support, and shine light on one another’s work through co-working sessions, workshops, events, and an online community.

Melissa Coleman is a home cook and baker, designer, wife, mama, and minimalist. Her popular blog, The Faux Martha, was named a Huffington Post Top 10 Food Blog and was selected as a Better Homes and Gardens Top 10 Baking Blog nominee and a Saveur Blog Awards Style & Design finalist. After spending three decades bouncing around the states, she's happily planted under the snow banks of Minneapolis, MN with her husband, Kevin, and tiny sous chef, Hallie. Melissa cooks with the rhythm of the week-simple, modern, and mostly vegetarian on weekdays and slow and classic with a heavy dose of brunch on the weekend. She is in the process of decorating The Fauxhouse, their modern, city farmhouse. The Minimalist Kitchen is her first book, publishing in April 2018. Learn more about Melissa's design aesthetic and cooking philosophy at thefauxmartha.com.

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is a 5 time James Beard award winner (and 13 time nominee) who is the restaurant and wine critic for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and a feature, food, wine and travel writer for Delta Sky Magazine.  She wrote the Random House book Drink This; Wine Made Simple (it really does) which the Washington Post praised as the most “entertaining” and “straightforward” of all wine guides, and her work has appeared in Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, and many other publications. She is the Twin Cities best known food radio personality, with a weekly Entercom Radio show and Stitcher podcast, Off the Menu, on which both food luminaries like Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, and Jacques Pepin regularly appear alongside local food champions such as mushroom foragers and shepherds. She has a wide social media reach, with some 70,000 Facebook followers and 16,000 Twitter followers. Her work has been featured in nine editions of the Best Food Writing in America, and she has won the CRMA award as the country’s best food writer twice and is currently nominated for a third.  Mainly though, she wants to talk to you about how you can carve out time to have a nice glass of wine with the people you love even though the floor is full of Legos, the news is full of liars, and holding space for love, dinner, and good work is hard.

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Skiffle & Socialism of the Heart: Billy Bragg in conversation with Jim Walsh

*Please note this is a book event only; Mr. Bragg will not be performing.*

Skiffle -- a -do-it-yourself- music craze with American jazz, blues, folk, and roots influences -- is a story of jazz pilgrims and blues blowers, Teddy Boys and beatnik girls, coffee-bar bohemians and refugees from the McCarthyite witch hunts. Skiffle is reason the guitar came to the forefront of music in the UK and led directly to the British Invasion of the US charts in the 1960s.

Emerging from the trad-jazz clubs of the early '50s, skiffle was adopted by the first generation of British -teenagers- -- working class kids who grew up during the dreary, post-war rationing years. Before Skiffle, the pop culture was dominated by crooners and mediated by a stuffy BBC. Lonnie Donegan hit the charts in 1956 with a version of Lead Belly's -Rock Island Line- and soon sales of guitars rocketed from 5,000 to 250,000 a year. Like punk rock that would flourish two decades later, skiffle was home grown: all you needed were three guitar chords and you could form a group, with mates playing tea-chest bass and washboard as a rhythm section.

Roots, Radicals and Rockers is the first book to explore the Skiffle phenomenon in depth -- Billy Bragg's meticulously researched and joyous account shows how Skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we have come to know it.

Billy Bragg is an English singer-songwriter and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, with lyrics that mostly span political or romantic themes. Billy's music is heavily centered on bringing about change and getting the younger generation involved in activist causes. For the entirety of Bragg's 30-year-plus recording career he has been involved with grassroots political movements, and this is often reflected in his lyrics. Bragg said in an interview: "I don't mind being labelled a political songwriter. The thing that troubles me is being dismissed as a political songwriter."

Jim Walsh is an award-winning author, journalist, writer, and songwriter from Minneapolis. A columnist for the Southwest Journal and regular contributor to MinnPost.com and City Pages, his work has appeared in Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and many other publications. He is the author of “Bar Yarns and Manic-Depressive Mixtapes: Jim Walsh on Music from Minneapolis to the Outer Limits” (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), “Gold Experience: Following Prince in the ‘90s” (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), “The Replacements: All Over But The Shouting: An Oral History” (Voyageur Press, 2007) and, with Dennis Pernu, “The Replacements: Waxed Up Hair and Painted Shoes: The Photographic History” (Voyageur Press, 2013). A teacher at the Loft Literary Center, Walsh is the former leader of bands REMs, Laughing Stock, and The Mad Ripple, and the ringleader behind the 13-year-old singer/songwriter showcase The Mad Ripple Hootenanny. His new band Jim Walsh and the Dog Day Cicadas released its debut CD “Songs For The Band To Learn” in May 2017.

Thursday, April 18, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Rabeah Ghaffari presents To Keep the Sun Alive, in conversation with Professor Bill Beeman of the University of Minnesota. Rescheduled from January 30!

The year is 1979. The Iranian Revolution is just around the corner, as is a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse. Meanwhile, in the northeastern city of Naishapur, a retired judge and his wife, Bibi, run an ancient orchard, growing apples, plums, peaches, and sour cherries, and looking after several generations of family members. The days here are marked by long, elaborate lunches on the terrace and arguments about government corruption and the rise of religious fundamentalism, peppered with tales of ancient Persia that foreshadow the seismic political changes to come.

And yet life continues. Bibi, the matriarch, struggles to keep her family together. Her young nephew goes to university, hoping to lead the fight for a new Iran and marry his childhood sweetheart. Another nephew surrenders to opium, while his father longs for a life in Europe. Her brother-in-law evolves into a powerful Islamic cleric while her husband retreats into intellectual reflection.

Told through a host of vivid, unforgettable characters, ranging from children to servants to friends of the family, To Keep the Sun Alive is the kind of compelling, rich story that not only informs the past, but also reminds us of the human aspirations that animate historical events.

Rabeah Ghaffari was born in Iran and lives in New York City. She is a filmmaker and writer, whose collaborative fiction with artist Shirin Neshat was featured in Reflections on Islamic Art, and her documentary, The Troupe, featured Tony Kushner. To Keep the Sun Alive is her first novel.

William O. Beeman is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He has conducted research in the Middle East for more than 40 years with special expertise in Iran and the Persian Gulf region. His expertise has been widely sought as advisor to the U.S. State Department, the Department of Defense, the United Nations, and the European Union. He is author or editor of more than 100 scholarly articles, 500 opinion pieces and 14 books, including Language, Status and Power in Iran, and The "Great Satan" vs. the "Mad Mullahs": How the United States and Iran Demonize Each Other. In addition, he has written extensively on music and performance traditions both in Western and non-Western traditions. His latest book on this topic is Iranian Performance Traditions. He is currently Visiting Scholar at Stanford University where he is completing two books: Understanding Iran, and Music, Emotion and Evolution.

Sunday, April 28, 5:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

The Mill City Reading Series is a monthly showcase of works in progress by MFA in Creative Writing students at the University of Minnesota.

For more information visit their Facebook page.

As always, this event is free and open to the public. Don't miss the opportunity to see these fresh faces share their talents, and maybe someday you'll be saying "I saw them when..."

Tuesday, April 30, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Louis Bayard presents Courting Mr. Lincoln

From the prizewinning author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye comes Courting Mr. Lincoln, the page-turning and surprising story of a young Abraham Lincoln and the two people who loved him best: a sparky, marriageable Mary Todd and Lincoln’s best friend, Joshua Speed.

When Mary Todd meets Abraham Lincoln in Springfield in the winter of 1840, he is on no one's shortlist to be president. Rough and reticent, he’s a country lawyer lacking money and manners, living above a dry goods shop, but with a gift for oratory. Mary, a quick, self-possessed debutante with a tireless interest in debates and elections, at first finds him an enigma.

It’s not long, though, before she sees the Lincoln that Speed knows: a man who, despite his awkwardness, is amiable and profound, with a gentle wit to match his genius and a respect for her keen political mind. But as her relationship with Lincoln deepens, she must confront his inseparable friendship with Speed, who has taught his roommate how to dance, dress, and navigate the polite society of Springfield.

Told in the alternating voices of Mary Todd and Joshua Speed, and rich with historical detail, Courting Mr. Lincoln creates a sympathetic and complex portrait of Mary unlike any that has come before; a moving portrayal of the deep and very real connection between the two men; and most of all, an evocation of the unformed man who would grow into one of the nation’s most beloved presidents.

Louis Bayard is a New York Times Notable Book author and has been shortlisted for both the Edgar and Dagger awards for his historical thrillers, which include The Pale Blue Eye and Mr. Timothy. His most recent novel was the critically acclaimed young-adult title Lucky Strikes. He lives in Washington, DC, and teaches at George Washington University. Visit him online at www.louisbayard.com.

Wednesday, May 1, 7:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers (map)

Heidi Barr presents What Comes Next

Job loss.  It’s not something that most people want to think about, whether it happens to them or not – but in modern society, it’s all too common for the words “lay off” and “company downsize” to grace a conversation about how life is going.  Through an honest look at the emotions, feelings, and everyday challenges that can come with losing a job, author Heidi Barr illustrates what going through such an event is like. From disbelief to financial concerns to anxiety over the prospect of a two hour commute after ten years of working from home, this essay explores the uncertainty of not knowing what might be coming next, along with the potential for uncovering the beauty that might just be hidden under what feels like destruction.

Heidi Barr lives in Minnesota with her husband and daughter where they tend a large organic vegetable garden, explore nature and do their best to live simply.  As a mother, spouse, gardener, and wellness coach, she is committed to cultivating ways of being that are life-giving and sustainable for people, communities and the planet. Visit her at heidibarr.com.