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MPWW Happy Hour/Gumball Poem Launch Party

  • Moon Palace Books 3032 Minnehaha Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55406 United States (map)

Please join us on June 18th for a casual evening of poetry, pizza, and pints to celebrate MPWW's newest venture.

This month, we'll be unveiling two special gumball machines at two of our favorite local bookstores: Milkweed Books and Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis.

You ask: What’s special about the gumball machines?

Gleefully, we answer: They’re full of poems!

And not just any poems. We've worked alongside our students at Stillwater prison to curate a unique selection of poems for these machines. It’s another way we’re trying to bridge the gap between the thriving literary communities that exist inside and outside of prison in Minnesota.

Plus, we’ll be sprinkling a few bookstore gift certificates in with the poems to help support our beloved independent bookstores. 

We hope you’ll join us for the “launch party”/happy hour at Moon Palace on June 18th from 6:00-8:30 PM. :

During the happy hour, you'll be able to enjoy:

-Our new gumball poetry machine
-Beer on tap (first round is on us!)
-Moon Palace pizza by the slice and other snacks
-A screening of Motionpoems
-Other delights and entertainments

The suggested donation is $10, but please stop by and say hello whether you can donate or not! We'd love to see you.

Earlier Event: June 17
Poetry & Pie in the Park
Later Event: June 21
Public Functionary POOL PARTY