Alan Corkery Hahn: "Embroidered doodles on repurposed book pages and covers." Free.
The spoken-word artist reads to celebrate the release of her sixth album. It's titled Truce. $10.
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.
Ms. Ashlee was reportedly born into an evangelical cult, but she discovered "Satanism and BDSM with the help of her demons." She will read new works of short fiction. Free.
They Called Me Number One is a memoir by a Xat’sull Chief about her early life in British Columbia. Free.
To celebrate the sixth issue of the local literary magazine, Charles Mudede, Maged Zaher, Ezra Mark, Matt Briggs, and Robert Mittenthal will all read work. That's an impressive lineup. The press materials for this reading say that this issue of Birkensnake "was edited in seven versions by seven pairs of strangers." Free.
The novelist and journalist, who published a lot of books in the 1990s but who seemingly disappeared for a decade before returning with his new novel The Woman Who Lost Her Soul this year, will give a talk on the "manipulation of time in narrative." After his talk, Shacochis will be interviewed by local author Peter Mountford. $10.
The Polaris Protocol stars a man named Pike Logan who is a member of a task force named "The Taskforce." He fights terrorism outside the law. You know, like the NSA. free.
Ink Spots is reportedly "a collection of brief but powerful essays on writing, story structure, and filmmaking by award winning writer/director/producer Brian McDonald." Free.
The Wind Is Not a River is a true statement. Are many people confusing winds for rivers nowadays? In any case, this is a novel about a young man who investigates Japanese actions in World War II after the death of his brother. Free.
Badluck Way is a memoir about being young on a ranch in Montana. A wolf is involved in the story, too. Free.
Dunn's Heirs of the Body is about a lord who enlists his cousin in the search for the "heirs to the viscountcy." free.
The subtitle of Small Move, Big Change is Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently. It's about achieving broad goals by shrinking your goals to be tiny size and achieving them, piece by piece. Free.
Chang-rae Lee is an excellent literary novelist. His new one, On Such a Full Sea, takes place in the far future, which is a change of pace for the author, who has traditionally been quite the realist. Free.
Wine is so cheap at these events to get you in the mood for poetry. When you're drunk, poetry is more meaningful, funnier, and more beautiful. (It's like sexual attraction that way.) This outing of the popular poetry series features Rauan Klassnik and Amber Nelson, among other readers. Free.
The Greatest Cartoonist of Our Time appears in discussion with the very popular designer of books. Ware is the kind of genius who appears once in a generation. His cartoons can make you cry. Kidd's book covers can make you laugh with their cleverness and inventiveness. This should be a night to remember. Free.
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.
The Boys in the Boat is subtitled Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. It's about the UW rowing team that fought the Nazis. Free.
Jones edits the Modern Love column in the New York Times. He's peddling an anthology collecting his column at this event, with local Modern Love writers Nicole Hardy, Theo Pauline Nestor, and Wilson Diehl. $5.
Encounters in Avalanche Country is a book that collects "authentic stories of survival struggles, frightening avalanches, and how local knowledge challenged legal traditions that defined avalanches as Acts of God." Di Stefano teaches history at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Free.
Everyone quotes Albert Einstein on God not playing dice with the universe, but most people don't know that quote is supposedly a refutation of quantum physics. In his new book, Einstein and the Quantum, Stone argues that Einstein contributed more to quantum mechanics than we give him credit for. Free.
Pasco is an artist in the Northwest Native American tradition. Life as Art tracks his career. Free.
The New Yorker writer's new book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, is about extinctions happening all around us and possibly our own extinction as a species. Free.
Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture is about using data from the internet to examine "trends in human history across the centuries" The description for this book introduced me to a new word: zettabytes. It's a number with 21 zeroes after it, and this year, the world will create five zezzabytes of data. Cool. Scary, but cool. Free.
Press materials indicate that The Adversary is the "third book of the Sundering series kicked off by R.A. Salvatore and the dark elf Drizzt." Neither Salvatore nor Drizzt will be present at this event. Free.