Readings and Events

Dec 8. Reading at Subtext Books, 7pm. With Margaret Hasse, Athena Kildegaard, and Tim Nolan.

Feb 15. Reading at the Rural America Arts Center, Plainview MN.

Oct 2017. The Unamuno Author Series, Madrid.


Past Events: 

Nov 12. Chapter2Books Meet and Greet, 1-3pm, Hastings.

Oct 24. Su Smallen’s Double Book Launch, 7pm, The Republic, Minneapolis. Celebrate the publication of two books by Su Smallen: Kinds of Snow and You This Close. Live music by The House of Hello.

Oct 21. Reading with Elizabeth di Grazia, 7pm, Klas Center, Hamline University, St. Paul. Su reading from Kinds of Snow and Elizabeth reading from House of Fire.

Oct 16. Morning Mingle, Twin Cities Book Festival, 10am-11am, State Fairgrounds. Su will be among two dozen Minnesota authors signing their new books – it’s the first public appearance of Kinds of Snow and You This Close!  Su will also be at the Red Dragonfly Press table to sign books from 11-12 noon.

Sept 16. The New Sh!t Show, 8pm, Fox Egg Gallery, Minneapolis. Get a sneak preview of Kinds of Snow and You This Close.

June 2, 2016. Publication reading, If Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems, anthology edited by James Lenfesty. Minneapolis.

Red Dragonfly Press Reception at AWP 2015. Hosted by Su Smallen at Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis.

October 29, 7pm, 2014. White Space Poetry Project at Intermedia Arts. An ASL-interpreted, family friendly event with music, film, and poetry.

November 7, 7pm, 2014.Water~Stone Review Publication reading at Hamline University, St. Paul MN

November 14, 9am-3pm, 2014. I’ll be selling and signing books at the Ole Bazaar, St. Olaf College, Northfield MN

November 21, 7pm, 2014. Reading with Sean Bishop at Common Good Books, St. Paul MN

Twin Cities Book Fest 2014, signing books at three press tables: 2-3 White Space Poetry, 3-4 Red Bird Chapbooks, 4-5 Red Dragonfly Press. At the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Oct 11, 2014

May 18, 2014. Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar, St. Paul. Su Smallen, Kathleen Jesme, Peter Campion, and Anna George Meek read from their recent books. 308 Prince Street, at the corner of Prince (4th Street) and Broadway in Lowertown. http://www.blackdogstpaul.com/

Rural Arts America, March 18, 2014. Jon Hassler Theater, Plainview Minnesota

Duvall Poetry, March 5, 2014. Duvall, Washington

Festival of Language, February 26, Seattle Washington

December 7, 2013 Anderson Center’s Holiday Celebration of the Arts: with Mike Hazard, Scott Lowery, and Su Smallen. http://www.andersoncenter.org/eventsHolidayCele.html

November 15, 2013 St Croix Watershed Research Station, 7pm, Artists in Residence: Poetry and Painting, with Su Smallen and Jessica Zeglin

November 19, 2013 Common Good Books, 7pm, Tom Hennen and Su Smallen Reading

October 23, 2013 St. Olaf College, 3:30pm, Panel on the Craft of Creative Writing with Su Smallen, Juliet Patterson, Kaethe Schwehn, Diane LeBlanc, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, and Ben Percy. 

October 22, 2013 St. Olaf College, 7pm. Creative Writing Faculty reading with Su Smallen, Juliet Patterson, Kaethe Schwehn, Diane LeBlanc, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, and Ben Percy. 

August 3, 2013 – Keynote Speaker, “Peace” Conference of The Great American Women’s Getaway, Chaska MN

July, 2013 – Artist in Pine Needles Residency, Marine on St. Croix, MN

April 20, 2013 – 7pm: Reading as one of many in the Great Twin Cities Poetry Read, Hamline University’s Anderson Center

April 16, 2013 – 7pm: Carol Connelly Series at the University Club, St. Paul MN

 

April 12, 2013 – 7pm: Headliner for the monthly open mike poetry reading at the Brick House Coffee Shop, Austin MN – Cancelled due to snow storm.

April 11, 2013 – 7pm: Solo Reading, University Center Rochester, Rochester MN

April 2, 2013 – 6:30pm: Cracked Walnut Series Reading, Nina’s Cafe, 165 Western Ave N, Saint Paul MN

February 18, 2013 – 7pm: Cracked Walnut Reading Series, Coffee Grounds Cafe

October 29-30, 2012, Visiting Artist at Gustavus Adolphus College. 

October 29, 2012, Reading with Athena Kildegaard, Gustavus Adophus College.

May 22, 2012 7pm, Common Good Books – at their new location Grand and Snelling

Poets Su Smallen and Athena Kildegaard read from their work

Two of the nominees for the 2012 Minnesota Book Award for poetry visit Common Good Books to share their work.
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Su Smallen is the author of Weight of Light (Laurel Poetry Collective), nominated for thePushcart Press Editor’s Book Award, and Buddha, Proof(Broadcraft Press) a Minnesota Book Award 2012 finalist. Other awards  include the Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize. Su’s poems and essays appear in  many journals, anthologies, and chapbooks, notably Midway Journal, Water~Stone Review, Collecting Life, and Body of Evidence.
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Athena Kildegaard is the author of three books of poetry, Rare Momentum, Bodies of Light (a Minnesota Book Award finalist), and Cloves & Honey. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Cream City Review, Malahat Review, Tar River Poetry, Mid-American Review, Faultline, and in several anthologies. She is the recipient of the LRAC/McKnight  Fellowship and grants from the Lake Region Arts Council and the  Minnesota State Arts Board. Kildegaard teaches at the University of  Minnesota, Morris.

May 22, 2012 7pm, Common Good Books
38 S Snelling Ave, (corner of Snelling and Grand), St. Paul MN

March 16, 2012 at 7pm, at The Loft: Reading

Finalists for all categories of the Minnesota Book Awards give short (5 min) readings or presentations about their books. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

The Loft at Open Book
1011 Washington Av. S., Minneapolis, MN
612-215-2575
http://www.loft.org

March 18, 2012 at 6pm, at Local D’Lish: Fundraiser
Fundraiser for Broadcraft Press, publisher of Buddha, Proof. Your free will donations not only get you crafty grub, but a chance at some particular treasures, while giving us the chance to work toward our goals.

Local D’Lish
208 N. 1st Street, Minneapolis, MN
612.886.3047

April 10, 2012 at 7:30pm, at Magers & Quinn Booksellers: Reading
Su Smallen, Jim Moore, Ed Bok Lee, Athena Kildegaard:
All four finalists for the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry will read. Books for sale and signing .

3038 Hennepin Avenue South  Minneapolis, MN
(612) 822-4611
http://www.magersandquinn.com/index.php?main_page=event

April 11, 2012 at 10am, at North Hennepin Community College: Reading
Open to the public, free. Sponsored by the English Department. Books for sale and signing.

North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
brian.baumgart@nhcc.edu
763-424-0832
http://www.nhcc.edu

April 14, 2012 at 7pm, at Crowne Plaza: Minnesota Book Awards Gala
Celebration and announcements of award winners. Books for sale and signing.
http://www.thefriends.org/programs/mnbookawards/mba_gala.html

April 17, 2012 at 7:30pm, Carol Connolly Reading by Writers Evening: Reading
Eight writers reading at the University Club, including Su Smallen, Todd Boss, and Kris Bigalk. There’s a cash bar in a nearby room, and if you come early enough you can also get dinner. (Reservations at 651-222-1751.)

University Club
420 Summit Ave., St. Paul MN

April 20, 2012 at 1:00pm, at Century College: Reading Open to the public, free. Books for sale and signing. Sponsored by the English Department.

Century College (West) “The Nest” Student Center 3300 Century Avenue North, White Bear Lake, MN

April 23, 2012 at 6pm, at Wabasha Public Library: Reading and Talk Sponsored by SELCO (the Southeast Library Cooperative) with support from the Legacy grant.

Wabasha Public Library Wabasha, MN

April 25, 2012 at 7pm, at The Loft: Laurel Poetry Collective Anthology Publication Reading Laurel Poetry Collective celebrates their long and successful publishing career with a final anthology, BODIES OF EVIDENCE. Readings by most collective members.

The Loft at Open Book 1011 Washington Av. S., Minneapolis, MN 612-215-2575 http://www.loft.org

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