Beloved local author Tara Hardy is suffering from a medical condition that requires "a rigorous two-year treatment, the cost of which, not covered by health insurance is $18,000 per year." So this fundraiser features local authors Cedar Adison Smith, Sara Brickman, Karen Finneyfrock, Dorothy Kent, Lisa Slater, and Casey Tonnelly, among others. If we had a single payer health plan in this country, we wouldn't need to throw events like this. But we don't, and so we do. $15 advance, $20 door, $100 reserved seat.
The fabulous experimental poetry group presents Trope Opera, which they describe as "the days of our lives as the world turns, as rendered by interpretations of Freud, pop psychology, and the republic of dreams." Sounds mimetic! Free.
This is a reading with the authors of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money and Financing Our Foodshed. $5.
Widow Walk is a novel about the Pacific Northwest in the 19th century. Free.
Tarttelin's Golden Boy is a novel about a beloved, seemingly perfect son who is secretly intersex. Free.
John Berendt calls She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me a "harrowing tale of murder and incest." Free.
My Greek Drama: Life, Love and One Woman's Olympic Effort to Bring Glory to Her Country is a book by the person in charge of the Olympic games in Athens. $5.
Kelly, who is a graduate of SPU, "will be reflecting on her fellowship year and on the writing life: on the psychological difficulties of writing even under the best circumstances, and on the redemptive power that the stories we have been given to tell can exercise in our lives as writers, even when we forget how to tell them or question our ability to do so." That's a lot to unpack. Free.
Kirkman is a standup comedian whose new book is titled I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life without Kids. This will be a standup routine and a book signing. $12 advance ticket, $15 at the door.
Here's the beginning of a poem by Arthur: "I was there, and saw the half-ton rope/of human hair coiled like a python,/glinting." Diaz writes "Angels don't come to the reservation./Bats, maybe, or owls, boxy mottled things./Coyotes, too. They all mean the same thing—/death." And here's Morín: "It shouldn’t have surprised me while reading /Gorky’s remembrance of Tolstoy and/devouring chicken/on a blanket in view of the muddy waters/that I should see a parakeet misnamed/the Quaker parrot." Free.
This is a reading of the book which Sjoholm has translated into English, which is titled With the Lapps in the High Mountains: A Woman Among the Sami 1907 – 1908. Free.
Unspeakable is about a series of seemingly connected terrible crimes separated by decades. Free.