It’s a double-barrel shot from two notable Twincy authors at Revolver’s book release extravaganza Beast with Two Backs. On Saturday at the hip Norseman Distillery, hear Jesse Sawyer read from his Sunset Riders, a story that follows a cowpoke video game avatar on a Western journey of red dead redemption. Then Tracy Mumford—one of our favorite bibliophiles who we often look to for book news—will deliver a firecracker (much like herself!) collection of short connected pieces that also offer fragments of real life historical figures. The evening is yet another example of our thriving, and hard-partying, local lit scene. Saturday, 8 PM. Free.Ashlynn McKinney

Norseman Distillery, 451 Taft St NE #19, MPLS;