Hometown author John Jodzio, who you might recognize from his work for This American Life or McSweeney’s, amongst other places, just won the Rusty Toque’s 2014 Fiction Chapbook Contest for his new small chapbook You Cannot Give Yourself A Nickname. And the award is well deserved—his  written work is clean, simple, and quickly gets to its point, which is often comedic. On Friday, Jodzio stops into Common Good Book to again entertain audiences with his similarly witty delivery. Friday, 7 PM. Free. —Tracy Oxford

Common Good Books, 38 S Snelling Ave, STPL; commongoodbooks.com