Widow Walk is a novel about the Pacific Northwest in the 19th century. Free.
Tarttelin's Golden Boy is a novel about a beloved, seemingly perfect son who is secretly intersex. Free.
John Berendt calls She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me a "harrowing tale of murder and incest." Free.
My Greek Drama: Life, Love and One Woman's Olympic Effort to Bring Glory to Her Country is a book by the person in charge of the Olympic games in Athens. $5.
Kelly, who is a graduate of SPU, "will be reflecting on her fellowship year and on the writing life: on the psychological difficulties of writing even under the best circumstances, and on the redemptive power that the stories we have been given to tell can exercise in our lives as writers, even when we forget how to tell them or question our ability to do so." That's a lot to unpack. Free.
Kirkman is a standup comedian whose new book is titled I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life without Kids. This will be a standup routine and a book signing. $12 advance ticket, $15 at the door.
Here's the beginning of a poem by Arthur: "I was there, and saw the half-ton rope/of human hair coiled like a python,/glinting." Diaz writes "Angels don't come to the reservation./Bats, maybe, or owls, boxy mottled things./Coyotes, too. They all mean the same thing—/death." And here's Morín: "It shouldn’t have surprised me while reading /Gorky’s remembrance of Tolstoy and/devouring chicken/on a blanket in view of the muddy waters/that I should see a parakeet misnamed/the Quaker parrot." Free.
This is a reading of the book which Sjoholm has translated into English, which is titled With the Lapps in the High Mountains: A Woman Among the Sami 1907 – 1908. Free.
Unspeakable is about a series of seemingly connected terrible crimes separated by decades. Free.
Have you ever thought about making homemade crackers? Because that's kind of weird. Anyway, the author of Crackers and Dips probably wants to talk to you about it. Free.
Falkenbury is a former cab driver who wrote the initiative to create a monorail transit system in Seattle. Rise Above It All is his account of that process, which—spoiler alert—ultimately failed. $5.
Aidichie is a celebrated novelist whose previous book, Half of a Yellow Sun, was praised by many. Her new novel is titled Americanah, and it's already starting to get very good reviews. Free.
"In 1936, University of Washington's eight-oar crew went to Berlin on a quest for Olympic gold," press materials tell us. This is the story of Brown's non-fiction book, The Boys in the Boat. This event will feature a multi-media presentation and descendants of the rowers who star in the book. Free.
Kennedy is the brilliant man behind storytelling sensation The Moth. American Spirit is his novel. Free.
Ozeki's newest book is A Tale for the Time Being and Fowler’s new book is titled We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. The writers are here to celebrate those books and the great local women's writing program Hedgebrook. Free.
The author of the very bookclub-friendly The Kite Runner returns with his new book And the Mountains Echoed, which is about Afghanistan and America and families. $5.
Gameboard of the Gods is the first book in a new series set in "a future world nearly destroyed by religious extremism." Free.
Making Hope Happen is a book that purports to be about the science of hope. $5.
No offense meant for Ms. Tan, but trying to replace Joan Didion is a completely thankless job. $15-70/$5 for students.
Do you really need me to tell you why you should attend a reading by Joan Didion? Come on. $15-$50.
Dawn's new memoir is How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir. Bernstein Sycamore's memoir is titled The End of San Francisco. Gay City is a great place. Free.
Readings from Stacey Levine, Nicole Hardy, Kevin Craft, and Kenyon Brown are paired with fine wines. $15/$10 for Hugo House members.
Capacity for Murder: A Professor Bradshaw Mystery is a novel about a Seattle institution at the turn of the last century that features "restorative rest cures, fermented diets, and Dr. Hornsby’s electrotherapeutics." Free.
Bauner is the author of a novel titled The Bohemians and a chapbook titled Figments (& other occurrences). Novelist (and Stranger Genius) Matt Briggs will also read, along with Donna Miscolta. Free.
The author skipped out on her "high-pressure life" and wants to talk to you about how you can do the same in Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living. Free.