Homegrown literary talent Peter Schilling’s new work Mark Twain’s Mississippi River is coming out just in time for holiday shoppers, and just in time for book fans Schilling will be talking Twain at Moon Palace books in Longfellow in MPLS. NOTE: The author has adamantly said he will not be dressed at Mark Twain or Huck Finn or even the Mississippi River. He will, however, be dropping a ton of knowledge about the mighty Miss, its bard, and the cast of characters that make up the backbone of American literature. 6:30 PM. Free. —Tom Clemente

Moon Palace Books, 2820 E 33rd St, MPLS; moonpalacebooks.com