TESSA BRIDE: Presents “The Dark Side of Memory,” stories of people missing by the Uruguayan government in the mid-1970s, based on its interviews with families about their loss and resilience. Bridal, who lives in the Twin Cities, was born and raised in Uruguay. Now the award-winning author of books such as “The Tree of Red Stars”, she discusses the multigenerational impact of extremist military dictatorships in Uruguay and Argentina during the Cold War. 7 p.m. Friday, November 5, Theater in the Round, 245 Cedar Ave., Mpls.
MARIE CASANOVA: Signs copies of “Waterfall”, her third historical drama in Rainy Lake, this one about a young woman titled Struggling to Become Her Own Person in northern Minnesota in 1922. 1 pm to 2:30 pm Saturday, November 6, Winding Trail Books in Milton Square, 2230 Carter Ave., St. Paul.
LITERARY BRIDGES: An all-male program in the reading series with writers with roots in Somalia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, one with spiritual roots in Japan and another with spirituality rooted in Minnesota. Readers: Charles Curry, Ibe Kaba, Said Shalye, Barry MacDonald and Sigi Leonhard. 2 p.m. Sunday, November 7, Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul.
CHELSEA DESAUTELS: Presents “A Dangerous Place: Poems”, during a conversation with Kate Hopper. At the store. 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.
LITERATURE LOVERS EVENING: Presents a Christmas-themed program with Viola Shipman (“The Secret of the Snow”), Anne Marie Ryan (“Christmas According to the Book”), Kristy Woodson Harvey (“Christmas at Peachtree Bluff”) and Brenda Novak (“Keep Me Warm at Christmas “). 7 pm Tuesday, November 2 Virtual via Zoom; presented by Valley Bookseller of Stillwater. Info and registration: valleybookseller.com.
WILLIAM KENT KREUGER: Best-selling Minnesota author discusses “Lightning Strike,” a prequel to his series starring lawman Cork O’Connor, which focuses on a summer before teenage Cork’s father was killed in the city. performing his duties as sheriff. Featured in the Talking Volumes reading series. 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 3, Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul. $ 30. Go to: mprevents.org.
MAGGIE O’FARRELL: The internationally renowned British writer of eight bestselling novels discusses his most recent, “Hamnet,” which explores the domestic life of William Shakespeare and his wife, Anne Hathaway, and how the death of their only son may have inspired the one of the Bard’s greatest pieces. . In conversation with Minnesota author Sheila O’Connor. Virtual. Wednesday November 3 at noon, presented by the MELSA Club Book series. Streamed live on facebook.com/ClubBook.
POETRY WORKSHOP: Poetry workshop in crackled walnut, open to all; participants are invited to bring five copies of a poem to share. Hosted by Donna Isaac. 10 am to noon on Saturday November 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”. At the store. 7 p.m. Thursday, November 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”. At the store. 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.