Vogelstein is the author of Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution. Maybe revolution isn't the right word, here, but it's still an interesting subject. $5.
The UW Creative Writing MFA showcase returns with first-year poet Allison Stagner, first-year prose writer Kay C. Rogers, and Stranger contributor Sarah Galvin, who writes some of the funniest poems you've ever heard. In addition, UW faculty member Andrew Feld will read poetry. Free.
The interestingly named Thrush is the author of Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place. Stranger art critic Jen Graves says Thrush is "AWESOME." The caps are hers. She is not the sort of person to overuse capital letters, so pay heed. Free.
Serano is the author of Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. This is a book that a whole lot of people on Tumblr ought to read. Free.
As a celebration of the new book A Totem Pole History: the Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire, an editor, a carver, and a pigment and paint specialist discuss the work of prominent Lummi carver. $5.
The subtitle of Gardening in Miniature is Create Your Own Tiny Living World. It's about how to build a tiny garden that looks like tiny people could live inside of it, which is, as the kids say, totes adorbs. Free.
The author of Manresa: An Edible Reflection will craft a meal from the book. Free.
Spencer is an author who has won an Oscar. The first book in her new series is titled The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit. It's about a ninja detective. Free.
Don't like a story? Wait a minute. Free.
Drummond is known as (or calls herself) The Pioneer Woman. She's a self-described "desperate housewife" who lives in the country. Her new book is titled The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Free.
Cook's new book, The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, travels from Seattle to New York in search of people who go out into the forest in search of a fungus to eat. Free.
The wildly popular author of The Joy Luck Club returns with her new novel, The Valley of Amazement. Free.
War Toys: Israel, West Bank, Gaza Strip is reportedly "the first volume of work on a photo essay about children's experiences of conflict." It involves photographs of toys and children's items placed in war zones. Free.
An overly imaginative young man finds himself traumatized by the real world in Hill's novel Sea of Hooks. Free.
Montgomery is a prominent local geologist. Forney is a Stranger Genius Award-winning cartoonist. These two people have been artist in residences at Town Hall for the last few month. Tonight, they'll talk about their work, what they've been up to, and where they're going. $5.
Lebo is the author of Commonplace Book of Pie, a book of poetry that is inspired by different types of pie. At these readings, Lebo will often take requests from the audience: Name a pie and she'll read you a poem for that pie. I've never once seen her stumped by a weird pie, which is pretty impressive. Free.
Neff came up with a technique called self-compassion that is supposed to make you feel better about yourself. Today, she's going to discuss Self-Compassion in Parenting. Free.
Charming Gardeners is Biespiel's fifth collection of poems. Free.
This is a release party celebrating the new anthology collecting local writers and students at 826 Seattle, which benefits the very good local writing organization. The event features a reading, a signing, and "Northwest-themed refreshments." free.
The first non-book club event at the newly moved science bookshop is an e-textiles workshop demonstrating how to create and sew an LED cuff bracelet. $30.
The SubPop muckety-muck and author of Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 discusses a very important time in Seattle history. The book contains 200 photographs by Pavitt and Steve Double, along with diary excerpts from the tour. Free.
On Shaprio's website, there is a photo of her standing snuggled up next to Oprah Winfrey. That might tell you something about the memoirist, whose new book, Slow Motion, is about the craft of writing. Free.
Few performers are as important to the history of comedy as Richard Pryor. David and Joe Henry have, with Furious Cool, written what looks to be the seminal book on the man's life, work, genius, and continuing influence. It takes readers from his childhood in Peoria, through his standup years, into his movie career, and beyond to the way his comedy... more » Free.
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.
The spoken-word artist reads to celebrate the release of her sixth album. It's titled Truce. $10.