MILL CITY READING SERIES: University of Minnesota MFA creative writing students read works in progress. 6 p.m. today. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.
J.J. ANSELMI: "Heavy." 7 p.m. Tue. Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Av., St. Paul.
MICHAEL MCCONNELL, JACK BAKER AND GAIL LANGER KARWOSKI: "The Wedding Heard 'Round the World: America's First Gay Marriage." 7 p.m. Tue. Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota, 222 21st Av. S., Mpls.
QUEER VOICES: AN LGBT READING SERIES: 7:30 p.m. Tue. $5-$25. Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls.
ALLY CARTER: "See How They Run." 6:30 p.m. Wed. Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Av., St. Paul.
RICK SHEFCHIK: "Everybody's Heard About the Bird." 7 p.m. Wed. Hamline Midway Library, 1558 W. Minnehaha Av., St. Paul.
CHRISTIAN WIMAN: Poetry. 3 p.m. Thu. Bruininks Hall, University of Minnesota, 222 Pleasant St. SE., Mpls.
LISA SIMONS: "Faribault Woolen Mill," with Paul Mooty. 7 p.m. Thu. Magers & Quinn, Mpls.
RED BIRD CHAPBOOKS READING: 7 p.m. Thu. SubText Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., Suite 150, St. Paul.
ROXANE GAY: "An Untamed State." 7:30 p.m. Thu. Minnesota State University, Centennial Student Union, 10 South St., Mankato.
MICHAEL HALL: "Frankencrayon." 10:30 a.m. Sat. Red Balloon, St. Paul. BETTE HAMMEL AND KAREN MELVIN: "Wild About Architecture" and "Great Houses of Summit Avenue." 1 p.m. Sat. Barnes & Noble, 13131 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka.
LOCAL AUTHOR CELEBRATION: Freya Manfred, Christina Glendenning, Linda Morganstein and others. Noon next Sun. SubText Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., St. Paul.
JASON DAVID PETERSON: "Elliott: A Biography in Verse." 5:30 p.m. next Sun. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.