Kitchens of the Great Midwest

by J. Ryan Stradahl

Nov 1 at The Happy Gnome, 6:15

Nov 15 at Indeed 7pm (note date change)


Fates & Furies

by Lauren Groff

Dec 6 – The Happy Gnome

Dec 13 – Indeed

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    Books & Bars is open to the public and free. If you appreciate what we offer and want to help us continue to provide a fun and informative club, please consider contributing with the Paypal button on our home page. You can also:

    1. Enjoy specials on food and beverages at the venues.

    2. Tip your friendly neighbor Moderator, Jeff Kamin. We’re in our 11th year, produced and performed as a labor of love. (Paypal on home page)
    Send me suggestions. I love to hear from you to make this the best book club experience/show.
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    Thank you for helping “Reinvent the Book Club”.

    “We liked the book a lot more after being here, as always.” To this, Kamin smiles broadly, satisfied that he’s done his job. –
    The Metropolitan, February 2011 / Vol. 25 / Online Issue 62

    “Books & Bars lives up to both parts of its name, a reading
    club that gathers monthly to share views and brews.”
    –The StarTribune, September 18th, 2007

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    Jeff  Kamin’s secret identity is Senior Producer of Performance Programs for Minnesota Public Radio, producing many live shows at The Fitzgerald Theater. By night he becomes moderator of Books & Bars, Minnesota’s biggest book club show, and the Twin Cities’ favorite emcee for pop culture events including BuzzedWords and Loud at the Library.  In Hollywood, Jeff performed and taught improvisational comedy at I.O. West and was Danny DeVito’s production assistant at Jersey Films. Jeff is writing another screenplay and hopes to produce/direct it. He’s married and has two sons.

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