KEVIN J. MCNAMARA: “Dreams of a Great Small Nation.” 1 p.m. today. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul.

KAO KALIA YANG: “The Song Poet.” 2 p.m. today. Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 Hwy. 15 S., Plaza 15, Hutchinson, Minn.

NANCY HOLLAND AND MICHELE HAUF: “Thalgor’s Witch” and “An American Witch in Paris.” 2 p.m. today. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville.

CAN POETRY SAVE YOUR LIFE: Poets Sam King and Gregory Orr. 4 p.m. today. Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls.

GREGORY ORR: “A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry.” 7 p.m. Mon. Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls.

HIEU MINH NGUYEN: “Not Here.” 7 p.m. Mon. Public Functionary, 1400 12th Av. NE., Mpls.

PATRICK NATHAN: In conversation with Chris Jones. “Some Hell.” 7 p.m. Mon., Pryes Taproom, 1401 W. River Road N., Mpls.

DARREN KALTVED AND HEATHER NAGLE: “Love at First Interview.” 4 p.m. Tue. University of Minnesota Bookstore, Coffman Union, 300 Washington Av. SE., Mpls.

ALLISON COFFELT: “Maps Are Lines We Draw.” 7 p.m. Tue. Subtext Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., St. Paul.

AUSTEN HARTKE: “Transforming.” 7 p.m. Tue. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

LISA SCOTTOLINE: “After Anna.” 7 p.m. Wed. $10. Trinity Episcopal Church, 322 2nd St., Excelsior.

ALISON MORSE: Poetry reading. 7 p.m. Thu. Carleton College, 1 N. College St., Northfield.

ELIZABETH FOY LARSEN: “111 Places in the Twin Cities That You Must Not Miss.” 7 p.m. Thu. Subtext Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., St. Paul.

KJ HOWE: “Skyjack.” 7 p.m. Thu. Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.

SLOANE CROSLEY: “Look Alive Out There.” 7 p.m. Thu. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

CAITLIN BAILEY: “Solve for Desire.” 7 p.m. Fri. Subtext Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., Suite 150, St. Paul.

BANFILL-LOCKE READING SERIES: With J.J. Austrian and Catherine Thimmesh. 7:30 p.m. Fri. Banfill-Locke Center, 6666 East River Rd., Fridley.

JUDY MCCONNELL: “Dreamhouse.” 2 p.m. Sat. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville.

HEIDI CZERWIEC AND ELIZABETH O’BRIEN: “Conjoining” and “A Secret History of World Wide Outage.” 2 p.m. next Sun. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul.

VIVIAN OLSON: Ela’s Diary.” 2 p.m. next Sun. Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Av., Roseville.

KICKLIY: The “Musnet” series. 5 p.m. next Sun. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.