RON LARSON: “Wisconsin and the Civil War.” 7 p.m. Mon. Lowell Inn, 102 N. 2nd St., Stillwater.

THE TOWER MAGAZINE LAUNCH: 6 p.m. Wed. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, 333 East River Road, Mpls.

BIRCHBARK BOOKS READING SERIES: With Carla Hagen, Kate Lynn Hibbard, LeRoy N. Sorenson and Rosemary Davis. 7 p.m. Wed. Bockley Gallery, 2123 W. 21st St., Mpls.

DON CUMMINGS: “Bent but Not Broken.” 7 p.m. Wed. Honey, 205 E. Hennepin Av., Mpls.

JOHN SANDFORD: “Neon Prey.” 7 p.m. Wed. Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.

JILL KALZ: “The Winter Bees.” 7 p.m. Thu. Subtext Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., Suite 150, St. Paul.

LARRY MILLETT: “Metropolitan Dreams.” 7 p.m. Thu. Roseville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Av., Roseville.

LORNA LANDVIK: “Chronicles of a Radical Hag (With Recipes).” 7 p.m. Thu. Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Av., Prior Lake.

CAROLYN FORCHE: “What You Have Heard Is True.” 7 p.m. Fri. Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls.

MOTHERHOOD & WORDS READING: 7 p.m. Sat. ModernWell, 2909 S. Wayzata Blvd., Mpls.

ERIC DREGNI: “You’re Sending Me Where?” 5 p.m. next Sun. Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls.

MILL CITY READING SERIES: 5 p.m. next Sun. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.