DONNA GINGERY: “Red’s Adventures.” 2 p.m. today. Can Can Wonderland, 755 Prior Av. N., St. Paul.

LITERARY LIGHTS READING: With Beth Spencer, Luke Pingel, Didi Koka and others. 2 p.m. today. Blue Harbor Center for the Arts, 559 Humboldt Av., St. Paul.

OLGA TOKARCZUK: “Flights.” 4 p.m. today. Open Book, 1011 Washington Av. S., Mpls.

QUINTON SKINNER: “Amnesia Nights.” 7 p.m. Mon. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

JAN LINN: “Evangelicalism and the Decline of American Politics.” 7 p.m. Tue. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

LEIF ENGER: “Virgil Wander.” 7 p.m. Wed. $23-$50. Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul.

MICHAEL FEDO: “Don’t Quit Your Day Job.” 7 p.m. Wed. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.; 7 p.m. Thu. Subtext Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., Suite 150, St. Paul.

PANEL DISCUSSION AND BOOK EXPO: Spotlighting the new book “Rug Money” by Mary Anne Wise. 11 a.m. Thu. Textile Center, 3000 University Av. SE., Mpls.

CALVIN ROETZEL: “I Knew We Wuz Poor.” 4 p.m. Thu. University of Minnesota Bookstore, Coffman Union, 300 Washington Av. SE., Mpls.

KWAME ALEXANDER: “Swing.” 6:30 p.m. Thu. Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Av., St. Paul.

KAVEH AKBAR: Poetry reading. 7 p.m. Thu. O’Shaughnessy Educational Center, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Av., St. Paul.

LISA FREITAG: “Extreme Caregiving.” 7 p.m. Thu. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

FRANK BIDART AND MAGGIE NELSON: “Half-Light: Collected Poems” and “The Argonauts.” 7:30 p.m. Thu. Coffman Memorial Union Theater, 300 Washington Av. SE., Mpls.

JIM SCHACHT: “Democracy in America.” 10 a.m. Fri. Lake Country Booksellers, 4766 Washington Square, White Bear Lake.

POETRY READING: With Ada Limon, Parneshia Jones and William Brewer. 6:30 p.m. Fri. Open Book, 1011 Washington Av. S., Mpls.

ALEXS PATE: “Being You.” 10:30 a.m. Sat. Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Av., St. Paul.

MARY CASANOVA: “Hush Hush, Forest.” 10:30 a.m. Sat. Content Bookstore, 314 Division St. S., Northfield.

LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR: With speakers Sarah Stonich (“Laurentian Divide”) and Michael Kleber-Diggs, Anoka County Library poet laureate. 11 a.m. Sat. Northtown Library, 711 NE. County Road 10, Blaine.

LAURA CHILDS AND PATRICIA SKALKA: “Glitter Bomb” and “Death Rides the Ferry.” Noon Sat. Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.

MAUREEN AITKIN: “The Patron Saint of Lost Girls.” 2 p.m. Sat. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul.

KATE DICAMILLO: “Louisiana’s Way Home.” Hosted by Red Balloon Bookshop. 6:30 p.m. Sat. Stepping Stone Theatre, St. Paul. Sold out.

POETRY READING: With Tracy Youngblom and Elizabeth Weir. 7 p.m. next Sun. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.