For years we said Twincy: No One Parties Harder Than Our Lit Scene™. And to be honest, people maybe thought we were joking. But lo and behold, The Loft Literary Center announced an absolutely massive festival chock full of appearances from some of the biggest names in books—and it finally lands this weekend. Speaking of parties, the kickoff with the Rock Bottom Remainders (that includes Amy Tan, Stephen King, Roy Blount, Jr., Dave Barry, and others) at First Avenue has long been sold out, so are the tickets to the discussions inside the Guthrie, but there’s still Saturday’s super fun Lit Crawl, the outdoor stage events, food and beverage tents, and much more. And that’s just the official stuff, we’re excited for the after-hours bar scene in the evenings. Told you. Friday, May 10th-Sunday, May 12th.Taylor Carik

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