TESA BRUDE: Introducing “The Dark Side of Memory”, stories about those who disappeared by the Uruguayan government in the mid-1970s, based on her interviews with families about their loss and their resilience. Bridal, who lives in the twin cities, was born and raised in Uruguay. Now an award-winning author of books such as “The Tree of Red Stars,” she discusses the multigenerational impact of the extremist military dictatorships of Uruguay and Argentina during the Cold War. 19.00 Friday, November 5, Theater in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave., Mpls.
MARY CASANOVA: Draws copies of “Waterfall,” her third Rainy Lake historical drama, this one about a legitimate young woman struggling to become her own person in northern Minnesota in 1922. 1:00 p.m.-4: 30 p.m., Saturday, November 6, Winding Trail Books in Milton Square, 2230 Carter Ave., St. Paul.
LITERARY BRIDGES: A completely male program in the reading series with authors whose roots are in Somalia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, one whose spiritual roots are in Japan and another whose spirituality is rooted in Minnesota. Readers: Charles Curry, Ibe Kaba, Said Shalye, Barry MacDonald and Sigi Leonhard. 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, next chapter booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul.
CHELSEA DESAUTELS: Introducing “A Dangerous Place: Poems”, in conversation with Kate Hopper. In stock. 7pm Wednesday, Nov. 3, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.
EVENING OF LITERATURE LOVES: Presents a Christmas-themed program featuring Viola Shipman (“The Secret of Snow”), Anne Marie Ryan (“Christmas by the Book”), Kristy Woodson Harvey (“Christmas in Peachtree Bluff”) and Brenda Novak (“Keep Me Warm at. Christmas”). 19:00 on Tuesday 2 November. Virtual via Zoom; presented by Valley Bookseller of Stillwater. Info and registration: valleybookseller.com.
WILLIAM KENT KREUGER: The best-selling Minnesota author discusses “Lightning Strike,” which is a prequel to his series with lawyer Cork O’Connor, which focuses on a summer before teenage Cork’s father is killed in connection with his service as sheriff. Presented in the reading series Talking Volumes. 7pm Wednesday, Nov. 3, Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul. 30 USD. Go to: mprevents.org.
MAGGIE O’FARRELL: The internationally acclaimed British author of eight best-selling novels discusses his latest, “The Hamnet,” which explores the domestic lives of William Shakespeare and his wife, Anne Hathaway, and how the death of their only son may have inspired one of Bard’s greatest plays. In conversation with Minnesota author Sheila O’Connor. Virtually. Dinner on Wednesday 3 November presented by MELSA’s Club Book series. Streamed live at facebook.com/ClubBook.
POETRY WORKSHOP: Cracked Walnut poetry workshop, open to all; participants are encouraged to bring five copies of a poem to share. The host is Donna Isaac. 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, East Side Freedom Library, 1150 Greenbrier St., St. Paul Information: donnaisaacpoet.com.
SCOTT STUDWELL: Former Minnesota Viking Presents “Viking For Life: A Four-Decade Football Love Affair.” In stock. 7pm Thursday, Nov. 4, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.
SARAH VOGEL: Presents “The Farmer’s Lawyers: The North Dakota Nine and the Fight to Save the Family Farm.” In stock. 7pm Tuesday, Nov. 2, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.