Schedule

The Annie Year

by Stephanie Wilbur Ash

December 5

author appearance at

Amsterdam, 6:15pm

December 12

Bryant Lake Bowl, 7pm

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January 2 & 9

Before the Fall

by Noah Hawley

1/23

Dead Man Walking

by Sister Helen Prejean

The Happy Gnome, 6:15p

 

 

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  • Interview with The Things They Carried playwright Jim Stowell

    March 19, 2014

    An informal Q&A between Jeff Kamin and playwright Jim Stowell (The Things They Carried): 1. How did you decide what to edit/cut? To start with I thought about how to change the book into a play. A play needs people talking and cannot live very long in the narrative voice. A play needs something happening and […]

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    Watch our TV Demo Reel

    November 30, 2011
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    Jonathan Tropper video chat

    February 9, 2011

    Jonathan Tropper video chatted with us 10/12/10. He was  hiding out in someone’s office while ditching a community meeting of some sort. He was funny, gracious and really likable.  Not sure if he was wearing cheap colored contacts.

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    Stephen Elliott video chat

    February 9, 2011

    Thanks to Stephen for a lively and informative video chat on 2/8. He said we broke his Skype cherry and it was amazing.

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    Happy New Year and New Bar

    September 17, 2010
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    BOOKS & BARS NOW TWICE MONTHLY AND NEW VENUE (updated 1/2/11) Friends of Books & Bars, Thank you all for your support of Books & Bars this past year. It’s been a rewarding collaboration for me and I hope you, too. Here’s looking ahead to our continued successes and potential team efforts in 2011 and […]

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    Lev Grossman video chat/interview: The Magicians

    July 19, 2010

    Books & Bars video chatted with Lev Grossman about The Magicians on July 13, 2010. See our three part video series from our event on youtube.com: (spoiler alert!) http://www.youtube.com/user/MustacheRobots Lev Grossman is the book critic for Time magazine and used to prefer Marvel Comics over DC, but now reads them both. He’s written the novels […]

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    #Booksandbars Tweetup: Friday, July 16th, 6-8pm

    June 16, 2010
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    Books & Bars welcomes you, the writers/readers/book lovers/publishers and book sellers of Minneapolis & St. Paul, to shake hands like Minnie and Paul. Let’s get together and exchange good cheer and ideas to keep our Twin Cities’ literary scene vibrant. Join presenters PaperDarts Magazine, Replacement Press, John Jodzio and Jeff Kamin for a fun tweetup […]

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    Blogshelf: Be Here Now 8/09

    April 13, 2010

    Be Here Now Books & Bars enjoyed its biggest audience yet with 140 people in attendance to discuss Audrey Niffenegger’s smash hit, The Time Traveler’s Wife. We were fortunate to be invited to a larger venue, an art gallery named The Soap Factory. Our book club was part of an exhibit called Common Room based […]

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    Blogshelf 7/09: This is not my beautiful wife

    April 13, 2010

    This is not my beautiful wife Do you trust the critics for your book club picks? I used to rely on them quite heavily for my book choices but am beginning to doubt that process as a viable option. If you’re interested in a new book and can’t get a positive word-of-mouth review from a […]

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    Blog Vault: 6/9 Bonk

    April 13, 2010

    118 people were in attendance as Books & Bars covered Mary Roach’s Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex on 6/9. With twenty people over fire code capacity we had our largest crowd (sneaking in) according to the Bryant Lake-Bowl servers. In discussing Bonk, I allowed (encouraged) double entendres and sexual innuendos but warned […]

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