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Talking Volumes 2019

Talking Volumes 2019

Minnesota Public Radio and the Minneapolis Star Tribune are proud to announce the 2019 season of Talking Volumes! The series is hosted by award-winning journalist Kerri Miller and features the following guests:

Alice Hoffman
Saeed Jones
Tim O’Brien
Karen Armstrong
Lindy West
Tracy K. Smith

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 23rd. Find the events on

Upcoming Events

Gary Clark Jr.

Aug 09, 2019 05:30 PM CDT | Surly Brewing Festival Field

Oake and Riley in the Afternoon feat. Devon Gilfillian

Aug 15, 2019 04:00 PM CDT | Royal Foundry Craft Spirits

Wild Waters Music Fest

Aug 16, 2019 03:30 PM CDT | Bayfront Festival Park

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