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.
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.
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.
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.
Hobb, who is the author of many fantasy novels, returns with a new trilogy based on a protagonist who is apparently named FitzChivalry. Free.
Doig is the local author of popular novels like Sweet Thunder, English Creek, and Dancing at the Rascal Fair. Free.
The Wax Bullet War: Chronicles of a Soldier & Artist is a memoir by a soldier who returned home only to suffer from PTSD. Free.
Richards is the author of a kid's book titled The Problem with Not Being Scared of Monsters. Free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open mic that is reportedly "very loose." Free.
Competitive poetry and open mic with featured readers. $5.
The resurrected Greenwood bookshop hosts an anything-goes open mic night. Free.
Music, prose, and poetry open mic. Free.