Rain Taxi and Magers & Quinn Booksellers proudly present TWO nights of special author events in honor of Rain Taxi’s 20th Anniversary:
Monday, Nov. 2, 7 pm:
MARK Z. DANIELEWSKI
with musical guest THE STARFOLK
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7pm:
CHRIS MARTIN and EILEEN MYLES
with musical guest OLD MOON
In addition to readings by the guests of honor, both of these special evenings will feature dessert receptions, door prizes, music by local bands, and more. Both evenings take place at: Uptown Church, 1219 W. 31st. St., Minneapolis. Parking is available on surrounding streets (both free and metered) and in the nearby Calhoun Square ramp.
Advance tickets for each evening are $5 apiece, or less with book purchase. Choose from this menu to purchase tickets or book/ticket combos online:
Tickets for Mark Z. Danielewski:
- Ticket ONLY to Mark Z. Danielewski reading - $5
- Ticket to Danielewski event PLUS a copy of The Familiar Vol. 2 - $30
Tickets for Chris Martin & Eileen Myles:
- Ticket ONLY to Chris Martin & Eileen Myles reading - $5
- Ticket to Martin & Myles event PLUS a copy of The Falling Down Dance - $21
- Ticket to Martin & Myles event PLUS a copy of I Must Be Living Twice - $35
You can also buy any of these books in person at Magers & Quinn Booksellers and get a ticket to the corresponding reading for only $3. (One ticket per book.) If room is still available, tickets will also be available at the door each event night for $10 apiece, but why take chances — buy your tickets in advance and save! Books will also be available for purchase at each event.
Join us for one or both evenings of great readings. We hope to see you there!
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Mark Z. Danielewski
From the groundbreaking author of House of Leaves and Only Revolutions comes a sideways take on the serial novel—one that, as Library Journal puts it, “goes beyond the experimental into the visionary, creating a language and style that expands the horizon of meaning.” In The Familiar, Volume 2: Into the Forest, the lives of the disparate and dynamic characters introduced in Volume 1 begin to intersect in inexplicable ways; the book also continues Mark Danielewski’s groundbreaking experiments with typography, color, and graphics in the novel form. Get on board now to discover why the New York Times calls Danielewski “America’s foremost literary Magus.”
New this November from Coffee House Press, Chris Martin’s The Falling Down Dance explores failure, love, despair, time, and fatherhood, all in a vertigo-inducing verse that captivates the reader. Martin is also the author of Becoming Weather (Coffee House Press, 2011) and American Music (Copper Canyon Press, 2007), which was chosen by C. D. Wright for the Hayden Carruth Award. He is an editor at Futurepoem Books and will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at Carleton College in 2016.
A poet who “combines frankness and beauty in a truly original way” (The Guardian), Eileen Myles possesses an utterly unmistakeable voice on the page — sardonic, curious, and deeply alive — that has made her a beloved icon in the literary world. The publication of I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014 will no doubt be a landmark of the year, the decade, and maybe the century. Widely regarded as “one of the savviest and most restless intellects in contemporary literature,” Myles has written more than 20 volumes of poetry, fiction, essays, plays, and libretti over the last three decades, and has recently received a Guggenheim Fellowship to write a memoir.
ABOUT THE BANDS
The Starfolk makes melody-rich chamber pop music that rocks in front man Brian Tighe’s quintessentially ethereal way. Tighe fronted power-pop darlings The Hang Ups in the ’90s, co-fronts bittersweet girl-boy poppers The Owls, and plays lead guitar with the belovedly hush-toned Jeremy Messersmith. “Tighe still boasts that distinctively airy tenor and a penchant for setting beautiful vocal melodies atop unusual chord progressions — recently described with rightful awe by Messersmith as “like doing ballet in a minefield.” In fact, The Starfolk achieve a far broader sound than that of their frontman’s power-pop past.”–Rob Van Alstyne, City Pages.
Old Moon is a Minneapolis-based collective who plays music in a dark room filled with maps of the ancient world. Drawing influence from krautrock, Tuareg desert blues, and the landscape of the Kenai peninsula, they are intent on creating jams delirious enough to prevent the sun from setting. Members include Zack Rose, Ben Hecker, Adam Harness, Noah Skogerboe, Benjamin Polk and Alex Achen.