Montgomery is a prominent local geologist. Forney is a Stranger Genius Award–winning cartoonist. These two people have been artists in residence at Town Hall for the last few months. Tonight, they'll talk about their work, what they've been up to, and where they're going. $5.
Lebo is the author of A 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.
This Land That I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems is the history of the battle between two patriotic songs. Since patriotic songs are all about war, that seems kind of appropriate. Free.
As part of the Nerd Nite reading series, Sim will discuss the connection between salsa dancing, engineering, and management consulting. Mugford will explain the importance of (and science behind) electricity. Free.
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.
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.
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 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.
Local poets Kelly Davio, Nicelle Davis, Maggie MK Hess, Sierra Nelson, and Alexis Vergalla will read new work about Miller's Law, which says that we can only retain so much information in our memories. Free.
Griffith is a local novelist. Her newest, Hild, is about a king's rebellious niece in 7th century Britain. Free.
Dr. Reh will give a lecture titled "Restoring Sight to the Blind: the Future Looks Bright" as part of the UW Graduate Program in Neurobiology & Behavior-sponsored NeuroTalks public lecture series. Drinks and light snacks will be served. Free w/registration.
The author of Duck, Duck, Goose will discuss cooking the titular birds. Free.
Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears is a book that contains an "action-oriented Reader's Guide." Free.
Conservation Canines is about dogs that help conservation efforts, often by locating scat in the woods. (I am not joking about that.) Free.
The booze-and-books-and-music series continues with Corinne Manning, Harold Taw, Indu Sundaresan, and Jason Kirk, along with musical guest Lana McMullen. Proceeds benefit HopeLink Adult Education. $5.
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.