AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS IN THE U.S.: “Immigration, Identity and the Arts” is the theme of a conversation on the experiences of African immigrants seen through the lenses of music and literature, including Thi Bui’s NEA Big Read book “The Best We Could Do.” Shannon Gibney, writer, educator and activist, hosts a dialogue with Nigerian composer-performer Kashimana Ahua and Somali author Abdullahi Janno, whose children’s book “When River Stopped Singing to Cloud” will be featured. Free. Noon Saturday, March 25, East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., St. Paul.
MARY KAY ANDREWS: Author of bestselling novels that evoke Southern locales and themes presents her latest, “The Homewreckers,” featuring Georgia house flipper Hatti Kavanaugh, in the Club Book series. Free. 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, R.H. Stafford Library, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury.
CHAD CORRIE: Introduces “The Shadow Regent,” a standalone fantasy that takes place in the same story universe as The Wizard King trilogy. Tralodren is a world rich in history, faith, and tales of adventure including this one, in which a god has fallen, a throne sits empty, and schemers plot in the shadows. Three new gods will be added to the family, further disrupting the former order. 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, Barnes & Noble, 710 County 10 N.E., Blaine; 1-3 p.m. April 8, Barnes & Noble, 8040 Wedgewood Lane, Maple Grove.
RACHAEL HANEL: Associate professor of creative nonfiction and journalism at Minnesota State University Mankato discusses “Not the Camilla We Knew: One Woman’s Path from Small-town America to the Symbionese Liberation Army,” about how a young woman from Minnesota ended up being killed in a shoot-out with police in 1974 in Los Angeles. 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul.
PAMELA CARTER JOERN: Minnesota author and playwright introduces her new novel, “Toby’s Last Resort,” a stand-alone that takes place 10 years after the events of “The Floor of the Sky.” The story of a woman who opens a summer residence program in the Nebraska Sandhills for the wounded and broken, misfits and dreamers, is set against the backdrop of a changing rural landscape. Free. 1 p.m. Sunday, March 26, Judson Memorial Baptist Church, 4101 Harriet Ave., Mpls.
RYAN McENANEY: Discusses “Field Guide to Outside Style: Design & Plant Your Perfect Outdoor space.” 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, Mages & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.
MINNESOTA MYSTERY NIGHT: Monthly series devoted to mystery genre welcomes Jeffrey B. Burton, author of the Mason “Mace” Reid K-9 series featuring Mace and his cadaver dogs, in conversation with St. Paul thriller writer Brian Lutterman, author of the Pen Wilkinson corporate thriller series starring a paraplegic lawyer. Free. 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, Axel’s Restaurant, 1318 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota. Guests are invited to have a pre-program dinner. Seating is limited; call 651-686-4840.
DAVID MURA: Discusses his new book “The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself.” 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave., Mpls.
POETRY SHOWCASE: With local writers Colombe Anderson, Ishwari Rajak and Elizabeth Weir. 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.
READINGS BY WRITERS: Series hosted by Tim Nolan welcomes Ben Drevlow, whose latest story collection is “A Good Ram is Hard to Find”; Christina Olson, whose poetry collection is “The Anxiety Workbook”; Matt Mauch, author of five books of lyrical prose and poetry, including “A Northern Spring”; and Richard Robbins, former director of the MFA program and Good Thunder Reading Series at Minnesota State Mankato whose seventh book is “Oracle of All Souls.” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, University Club, 420 Summit Ave., St. Paul.