The local organization, which distributes and sells "personal alternative energy products including electric bike conversion kits and wind turbines," will give a presentation titled "How and Why to E-Bike." free.
Are you ready for the most exciting lecture title in this whole damn magazine? Are you ready? Here it is: "The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor." EEEEEEEEEE!
Open mic that is reportedly "very loose." Free.
Music, prose, and poetry open mic. Free.
The author of Duck, Duck, Goose will discuss cooking the titular birds. Free.
This is a reading from a book titled Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia. It pretty much does what it says on the tin. Free.
"You are expected to spend $7 minimum for beer, wine, appetizers, dessert, or dinner" at this song-and-poetry open mic. $7.
Griffith is a local novelist. Her newest, Hild, is about a king's rebellious niece in 7th century Britain. Free.
Ketcherside's Lost Seattle looks at all the Seattle landmarks that have been lost through the magic of photography. Free.
The resurrected Greenwood bookshop hosts an anything-goes open mic night. Free.
This is a youth reading, sponsored in part by 826 Seattle. Free.
This is an open-to-all meeting of the Seattle Storyteller's Guild, in which people tell stories to one another. Free.
The spoken-word artist reads to celebrate the release of her sixth album. It's titled Truce. $10.
Falling into Place: A Memoir of Overcoming is a book by a Seattle native who also happens to be an Emmy Award-winning journalist. Free.
This Land That I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems is the history of the battle between two patriotic songs. Since patriotic songs are all about war, that seems kind of appropriate. Free.
Inspired: The Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith is a book by a man Eugene Peterson calls "the clearest writer on the Holy Spirit that I have known." This atheist is busy biting his tongue so hard that he might be breaking skin. Free.
The 67-year-old Thompson's debut novel is titled Lies You Wanted to Hear. It's about a woman whose children have left the nest. Free.
A 12-year-old Washington boy shot and killed a sheriff in 1931. He was nearly killed by a lynch mob. The Boy Who Shot the Sheriff tells the story of what happened to that boy and why he shot a cop. Free.
Journeying 66 is a book of photographs celebrating Route 66, which was apparently a road of some sort but is now a tremendous nostalgia factory. Free.
Shteyngart's brilliant novels are hilarious and kind of terrifying explorations of empires that have just collapsed or that are on the verge of collapse. His new memoir, Little Failure, should follow along those lines, only with possibly more awkwardness, which would be a real feat. Free.
Subtitled What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth, Blessing the Hands That Feeds Us promises a whole lot. Free.
A boy and his three sisters flee their home and travel the world in For Today I Am a Boy. Free.
Badluck Way is a memoir about being young on a ranch in Montana. A wolf is involved in the story, too. Free.
The promotional material for The Trip to Echo Spring reads, "WHY IS IT THAT SOME OF THE GREATEST WORKS OF LITERATURE HAVE BEEN PRODUCED BY WRITERS IN THE GRIP OF ALCOHOLISM, AN ADDICTION THAT COST THEM PERSONAL HAPPINESS AND CAUSED HARM TO THOSE WHO LOVED THEM?" No, I don't know why it's in all-caps. That's a question for the book's publisher. Stil... more » Free.
San Francisco's Maupin is a popular author who comes to town often. The Days of Anna Madrigal revisits one of Maupin's most famous characters, who in press materials is referred to as the "transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane." Free.