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J.M. LEE: “Flames of the Dark Crystal.” 3 p.m. today. Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Av., St. Paul.

JERRY SCHUMM: “Pass the Paddle.” 5 p.m. today. Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

FAITH SULLIVAN AND OTHERS: Literature Lovers' Night Out, 7 p.m. Mon., Community Thread, Stillwater and 7 p.m. Tue. Trinity Episcopal Church, Excelsior. Tickets: https://www.lit-lovers.com/events.html

RAJANI LAROCCA: “Midsummer’s Mayhem.” 6:30 p.m. Mon. Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Av., St. Paul.

CHRISTOPHER DANIELSON: “How Many?” 6:30 p.m. Tue. Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Av., St. Paul.

P.J. TRACY: “Ice Cold Heart.” 7 p.m. Tue. Once Upon a Crime, 604 W. 26th St., Mpls.

MIRANDA PAUL: “Little Libraries, Big Heroes.” With Tony Bol. 6:30 p.m. Thu. Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Av., St. Paul.

MARY CREGAN: “The Scar.” 7 p.m. Thu. Basilica of St. Mary, 17th St. and Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.

PHIL FITZPATRICK: “Hawks on High.” 10 a.m. Fri. Lake Country Booksellers, 4766 Washington Square, White Bear Lake.

SUSAN STEINBERG: “Machine.” 7 p.m. Fri. Subtext Bookstore, 6 W. 5th St., Suite 150, St. Paul.

MELANIE HEUISER HILL: “Around the Table That Grandad Built.” 10:30 a.m. Sat. Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Av., St. Paul.

DANIEL BORZUTZKY AND STEVE HEA­LEY: Poetry reading. 7 p.m. Sat. The Hook & Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls.

WHEN WRITING MEETS ART: Shannon Gibney, Susan Bartlett Foote, Beth Mayer, Don Jones, Robin Cain, Jim Swanson and Paula Foreman. 2 p.m. next Sun. $10. Zephyr Theatre, 601 N. Main St., Stillwater.