BETTY BRANDT PASSICK AND GREG BRICK: “Gangster in Our Midst” and “Minnesota Caves.” 1 p.m. today. Wabasha Street Caves, 215 S. Wabasha St., St. Paul.

RICHARD CARR: Poetry reading. 2 p.m. today. Dunn Bros. Linden Hills, 2814 W. 43rd St., Mpls.

TESS GALATI: “Holy Trinity.” 2 p.m. today. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville.

LUCIE AMUNDSEN: “Locally Laid.” 6:30 p.m. today. Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Av. N., Plymouth.

BEN PURKERT AND SALLY FRANSON: “For the Love of Endings” and “A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out.” 7 p.m. Mon. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

STEPHEN OSMAN: “Fort Snelling and the Civil War.” 7 p.m. Mon. Lowell Inn, 102 N. 2nd St., Stillwater.

SUSAN BARTLETT FOOTE: “The Crusade for Forgotten Souls.” 6 p.m. Tue. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 301 19th Av. S., Mpls.

ALEX WAGNER: “Futureface.” Talk of the Stacks. 7 p.m. Tue. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls.

DAVID DE YOUNG: “A Flash of Insight and Other Poems.” 7 p.m. Tue. $6. Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St., Mpls.

LESLIE JAMISON: “The Recovering.” 7 p.m. Tue. Magers & Quinn, Mpls.

MAYA RAO: “Great American Outpost.” 7 p.m. Tue. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul.

CHARLES BAXTER: 10th annual Hunger Relief Benefit. 7 p.m. Wed. $5 donation requested. McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, 200 SE. Oak St., Mpls.

CUTTER WOOD: “Love and Death in the Sunshine State.” 7 p.m. Wed. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

LOWERTOWN READING JAM: “In the Spirit of Our Mothers.” 7 p.m. Wed. Black Dog Cafe, 308 E. Prince St., St. Paul.

JOHN SANDFORD: “Twisted Prey.” 7 p.m. Wed. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville; 7 p.m. Thu. Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.; 7 p.m. Fri. Barnes & Noble, Galleria, 3225 W. 69th St., Edina.

MARY KAY RUMMEL AND THOMAS R. SMITH: “Cypher Garden," and "The Glory." 7 p.m. Wed. Subtext Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., Suite 150, St. Paul.

LIZ CLARK: “Swell.” 7:30 p.m. Wed. Patagonia, 1648 Grand Av., St. Paul.

JOHN DIERS: “1,100 Streetcars.” 7 p.m. Thu. Roseville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Av., Roseville.

JOHN PORCELLINO: “From Lone Mountain.” 7 p.m. Thu. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

WILLIAM KENNEDY: “The Singing Bone.” 7 p.m. Thu. Barnes & Noble, Galleria, 3225 W. 69th St., Edina.

MELISSA CUNDIEFF AND SHERYL ST. GERMAIN: Poetry reading. 7 p.m. Fri. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

ROBERT B. MITCHELL: “Congress and the King of Frauds.” 7 p.m. Fri. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul.

TIM O’BRIEN: “The Things They Carried.” 7 p.m. Fri. Richard G. Hardy Performing Arts Center, 430 8th Av. NW., Cambridge, Minn.

LAURI MORELAND: “Autism: A Family Lives Beyond the Label.” Noon Sat. Chapter 2 Books, 226 Locust St., Hudson, Wis.

YVETTE PYE: “Going From the Projects to Ph.D.” 2 p.m. Sat. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville.

JOAN BOONE: “The Best Girl.” 7 p.m. Sat. Subtext Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., St. Paul.

KATE HOPPER: “Use Your Words.” 7 p.m. Sat. $10. Open Book, 1011 Washington Av. S., Mpls.

KEEGAN ALLEN: “Hollywood.” 1 p.m. next Sun. Mall of America Rotunda, Bloomington.

CHARLOTTE HUBBARD: “A Mother’s Gift.” 2 p.m. next Sun. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville.