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Amy Bloom

Mon Aug 4 at 7 pm.

Amy Bloom is a wonderful American novelist. Her new novel Lucky Us is about two women who run off on their own in 1940s America. Free.

Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave

Robin Hobb

Mon Aug 4 at 7 pm.

Hobb, who is the author of many fantasy novels, returns with a new trilogy based on a protagonist who is apparently named FitzChivalry. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Ivan Doig

Tues Aug 5 at 7 pm.

Doig is the local author of popular novels like Sweet Thunder, English Creek, and Dancing at the Rascal Fair. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Sean Davis

Wed Aug 6 at 6:30 pm.

The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist is a memoir by a soldier who returned home only to suffer from PTSD. Free.

Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE

Dan Richards

Wed Aug 6 at 7 pm.

Richards is the author of a kid's book titled The Problem with Not Being Scared of Monsters. Free.

Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE

Mark Epstein

Wed Aug 6 at 7 pm.

Epstein is a psychologist who wrote Thoughts Without a Thinker and his newest book, The Trauma of Everyday Life. It applies Buddhist thought to trauma. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Jack Straw Presents

Thurs Aug 7 at 7 pm.

Four writers from the Jack Straw Writing Program—Raul Sanchez, Margot Kahn, Gigi Rosenberg, and Kristen Millares Young—will read work written for the program, which teaches authors to do better in oral presentations of their work. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

June Cotner

Fri Aug 8 at 7 pm.

Cotner is the author of a collection of writing titled Garden Blessings. It's mostly about the nourishing nature of gardens. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Richard Stachurski

Sat Aug 9 at 6 pm.

Stachurski is the author of Below Tranquility Base: An Apollo 11 Memoir. Stachurski is not an astronaut, but he did work for NASA's Mission Control during the first lunar landing. Free.

Ada's Technical Books
425 15th Ave E

Jim Woodring

Sat Aug 9.

Jim: Jim Woodring's Notorious Autojournal: Be among the first in the country to get a copy of the exquisite new Jim anthology at his book signing on Saturday, August 9. Free.

Ivan Doig

Sat Aug 9 at 1 pm.

Doig is the local author of popular novels like Sweet Thunder, English Creek, and Dancing at the Rascal Fair. Free.

Queen Anne Book Company
1811 Queen Anne Ave N

John Moe

Sat Aug 9 at 5 pm.

The humorist, who is popular on Twitter and with the McSweeney's crowd, reads from his new book Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth: And Other Pop Culture Correspondences. Free.

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Brian Herbert

Sun Aug 10 at 4:30 pm.

The son of the Dune author returns with his new series of Stormworld books and will talk about a new book about an ecotopia titled The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma. Free.

Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe
8310 Greenwood Ave North

Silent Reading Party

First Wed at 6 pm.

Silent Reading Party On the first Wednesday of every month, there is a unique opportunity to shut the hell up and get some reading done. There is live music (sometimes the harp). Everyone brings whatever they feel like reading and reads to themselves while the fire flickers in the fireplace and waiters bring you things. Free.

Sorrento Hotel
900 Madison St

Hugo Works in Progress

7 pm

An evening designed to give writers a chance to share what they have been working on in front of fellow writers. Sign-up at 6:30. Free.

Hugo House
1634 11th Ave

North End Forum

First Mon at 8 pm.

Open mic that is reportedly "very loose." Free.

Bai Pai Thai
2316 NE 65th St Ste 101

Seattle Slam

Tues at 8:30 pm.

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

Re-bar
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

Take a Poem into Your Heart

Second Friday, Sat at 7 pm.

An open mic with featured readers Free.

Ugly Mug
11425 Rainier Ave S

Verbal Graffiti Poetry Open Mic

Fri at 7 pm.

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

NW Psychic Fairs

Second Sat at 10 am–5 pm.

What happens when you die? Do the stars hold answers about who we should date? Do the lines on our palms honestly explain our destiny? Here are the answers to those questions: Nothing, nope, and definitely not. But if you disagree with my answers, do I ever have a fair for you! Free.

Triway Grange Hall
3509 Seattle Hill Road

Open Mic

Fourth Sun, Second Sun at 4 pm.

Open mic with different hosts. Free.

Seattle Mobile Espresso
13000 Linden Ave N #106

 

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