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Tobias Buckell

Mon July 28 at 7 pm.

Promotional materials sell Hurricane Fever as "a kinetic technothriller perfect for fans of action-packed espionage within a smartly drawn geo-political landscape." That sounds kinda specific. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Clarion West Presents John Crowley

Tues July 29 at 7 pm.

The popular fantasy novelist reads from Engine Summer, a novel about a young man who leaves a self-sufficient community to discover that the world outside is more complex than he'd ever realized. Free.

Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave

Scott Cheshire

Tues July 29 at 7 pm.

A 12-year-old boy is regarded as a spiritual phenomenon in Cheshire's novel High as the Horses' Bridles. It's about the end of the world and growing up to learn that the world doesn't end. Free.

Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 10th Ave

Laura McBride

Tues July 29 at 7 pm.

We Are Called to the Rise is a novel about a middle-aged woman, an amnesiac returning soldier, and a young immigrant boy. McBride uses those three characters to illustrate a cross-section of America. Free.

Queen Anne Book Company
1811 Queen Anne Ave N

Richelle Mead

Tues July 29 at 7 pm.

Mead is in town to sign copies of Silver Shadows, which is part of a series called Bloodlines, which is in itself a spinoff of a series called Vampire Academy. That Vampire Academy movie, by the way, was truly atrocious. But you can't blame the author for that, now can you? Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Ring of Fire Anthology Release Party

Wed July 30 at 7 pm.

Ring of Fire was a great zine about disabilities, sex, and feminism. This is a reading to celebrate the release of a collection of that zine, including performances from Ring of Fire founder ET Russian, along with Mita Mahato, Robyn Jordan and Sarah Rosenblatt. Promotional materials for this event request that you do not wear scented products to this reading. Free.

Black Coffee Co-op
501 E Pine St

Ilona Andrews

Wed July 30 at 7 pm.

The newest in Andrews's bestselling urban fantasy series is titled Magic Breaks. It involves shapeshifters. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

David Perry, Mickey O’Connor

Thurs July 31 at 7 pm.

The poetry collective Margin Shift continues its reading series with this event featuring David Perry, the author of a collection titled Range Finder, and Mickey O'Connor, the local author of books with titles like Charlesgate Apartment Poems, Not Even Merely End, Pushkin's Umbrella, and more. Free.

Hedreen Gallery
901 12th Ave

Maureen Doyle McQuerry

Thurs July 31 at 7 pm.

A young boy gets sucked into an eternal battle between Light and Dark in Time out of Time: Book One—Beyond the Door. The boy takes a stand against Darkness, because thousands of years of symbolism can't be wrong, right? Free.

Queen Anne Book Company
1811 Queen Anne Ave N

Wallace J. Nichols

Thurs July 31 at 7 pm.

Here's a title that entirely describes the premise of the book: Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Deborah Harkness

Fri Aug 1 at 7 pm.

The sequel to Harkness's popular vampire novel Shadow of Night is titled The Book of Life. It's the third book in a series about a vampire scientist who also travels through time. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Greg Rucka

Sat Aug 2, noon.

Rucka is an excellent comic book writer who also writes thrillers that attract a lot of positive attention. Bravo is a sequel to a book called Alpha. Free.

Seattle Mystery Bookshop
117 Cherry St

North End Forum

Fourth Mon at 8 pm.

"You are expected to spend $7 minimum for beer, wine, appetizers, dessert, or dinner" at this song-and-poetry open mic. $7.

Seattle Slam

Tues at 8:30 pm.

Competitive poetry and open mic with featured readers. $5.

1114 Howell St

Open Mic Night

Wed at 7:30 pm.

The resurrected Greenwood bookshop hosts an anything-goes open mic night. Free.

Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe
8310 Greenwood Ave North

Open Mic

Thurs at 7:30 pm.

Music, prose, and poetry open mic. Free.

Bluebird Ice Cream
1205 E Pike St, Suite 1A

Verbal Graffiti Poetry Open Mic

Fri at 7 pm.

"Amp, microphone and turntables provided" at this open mic. Free.


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