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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

Rich Smith

Sat Aug 2 at 7 pm.

This is a party to celebrate the release of Smith's new book of poems, All Talk. One of his poems is titled "I Can Fit Everything I Own Into a Camry." Smith will be joined by Stranger-approved poet Ed Skoog, very funny writer Spike Friedman, and poet and drummer Leena Joshi. Free.

1508 11th Ave

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

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.

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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