Rain Taxi Review of Books is excited to announce that the Twelfth Annual Twin Cities Book Festival will be held in the Historic Progress Center Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds! As always, the event is free and open to the public — and now includes free parking.
According to Rain Taxi Executive Director Eric Lorberer, the move has been a while in coming. “While we’ve been happy with our previous Festivals at MCTC in downtown Minneapolis, we had reached capacity there for our book fair and were using two floors for programs. This larger and more central venue will allow us to showcase the vibrancy of the Twin Cities book community in one giant room.”
On Saturday, October 13th, the Progress Center will be filled with readings from world-renowned authors, as well as panel discussions, children’s events, scores of exhibitors, and activities for all ages. The Festival will kick off with events on Thursday and Friday night at other Twin Cities venues, prior to the daylong extravaganza on Saturday; Rain Taxi will announce the author lineup and other programming in August. Stay tuned for future media releases. As always, information will be available to the public at the Festival website: www.raintaxi.com/bookfest.
Located at the corner of Randall and Cooper streets at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Saint Paul, the Historic Progress Center Building is widely regarded as the most elegant and visitor-friendly event space in the Fairgrounds; Fair attendees will know it as the site of the popular Eco Experience. Rain Taxi is proud to host the Twin Cities Book Festival at this amazing space.
Now in its seventeenth year, Rain Taxi, Inc., a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization, has remained dedicated to promoting interest in contemporary literature. In addition to publishing the Alternative Press Award-winning Rain Taxi Review of Books, the group also publishes a fine press chapbook series and hosts readings and literary events in the Twin Cities, including the Twin Cities Book Festival. For more information about this event, please visit our web site or contact Rain Taxi at the coordinates below.