Upcoming Events


Monday, September 24, 7:00pm
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom
Kagin Commons at Macalester College
21 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul, MN

The acclaimed author returns to the Twin Cities with his first novel in eight years, Lake Success—not to be missed!

This event requires a ticket to attend.

Ticket prices include a signed hardcover copy of Lake Success!
Ticket prices are: $30 for one ticket/one book or
$40 for two tickets/one book

Copies of Lake Success and other books by Gary Shteyngart will also be available for purchase at the event courtesy of Common Good Books. A book signing will follow the presentation. We hope to see you there!

If you are an individual with disabilities, please let us know if you require any special accommodations to enjoy this event—write us at info [at] raintaxi [dot] com.

About Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Little Failure (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) and the novels Super Sad True Love Story (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), Absurdistan, and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook (winner of the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction). His books regularly appear on best-of lists around the world and have been published in thirty countries.

About Lake Success

—Publishers' Weekly

—Richard Ford

—Nathan Hill


Thursday, August 16, 7:00pm
Soo Visual Arts Center
2909 Bryant Ave S #101, Minneapolis

Ah, look at all the lonely people: where do they all come from? We might find out a glimmer of an answer at this celebration of Elizabeth Gregory, a chapbook of poems that combs the inner space of every mom in search of radical humanity. Elizabeth Gregory is one of millions currently living with early onset Alzheimer’s dementia (EOAD), often referred to as “the long goodbye.” Carollo uses Beatlemania as his compass with which to find a path toward communication, understanding, and love. Elizabeth Gregory is for every mom.

Join us to celebrate this remarkable collection. Author Kevin Carollo will take those assembled on a mystery tour through verse, photography, music, and memory, and YOU are invited to participate in either of the following ways:

  1. Send a photo of a loved one with dementia, we’ll add it to a memory montage to be screened at the event:
    email to news [at] raintaxi [dot] com
    post on our Facebook Event page HERE
    tweet to @RainTaxiReview
  2. Tell us the name of a song that you and a parent both love, we’ll add it to the event’s playlist:
    tweet to @RainTaxiReview, #SongsConnectUs
    post on our Facebook Event page HERE
    email to news [at] raintaxi [dot] com

Our mission: Dementiacide.

Reception to follow, get ready to be received!

Kevin Carollo (pictured here with Elizabeth Gregory) is a poet and translator living in Fargo, ND. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, Moorhead and editor for New Rivers Press. Kevin is known to birth cardboard critters and play guitar.