The creators of The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song will give a multimedia presentation about their book, which is great. Free.
Scalzi, the author of the very good sci-fi novel Redshirts, comes to town with the collection of his serialized novel, The Human Division. It's got some new material that didn't appear in the serialization, because he's tricky like that. Purchase of book or $5 at door.
Mosley has written forty books. Most of those are mysteries, but he's written some sci-fi and even erotica. He's also a very snappy dresser. Free.
I'm not even gonna get your hopes up for this reading, because it sold out a long, long time ago. $5.
The author of The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength and the Power of Family is joined by a Seattle-area blogger. Free.
Four young adult authors gather together to form a Voltron of young-adult-novel-writing. Free.
Write Within Yourself: An Author's Companion is a book about how to be a better writer. Free.
Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works and How It Doesn't is about Congress, which is definitely in the top three most fucked-up branches of American government. $5.
Rutherford, who is from Seattle originally, reads from his much-praised new book, The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories. Free.
A bunch of writers including Kathleen Flenniken, Rachel Kessler, Sierra Nelson, David Schmader, and Greg Stump will perform new work via PowerPoint presentations. Free.
Philbrick's newest historical account is titled Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution. $5.
Clearly Now, The Rain: A Memoir of Love and Other Trips is about a decade-long relationship. Free.
The Carrion Birds is thriller by the local author. I didn't enjoy it at all. Free.
Newitz is a writer for sci-fi blog iO9. Her new book is titled Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, and it's reportedly an optimistic non-fiction book about the apocalypse. Free.
This is a discussion of glaciers and what the Earth was like when it was covered with ice. $5.
The Emerald Ring: Cleopatra's Legacy is about a woman who finds a magical ring that used to belong to Cleopatra. Free.
A pair of economists embark on a "lunchtime discussion of Federal Reserve monetary policy." $29/$24 for Town Hall members/$14 for students.
Keen "most accurately predicted the great financial crisis," which means you should pay attention to his new book, Debunking Economics. $5.
Negrón, who is an "acclaimed Spanish-language writer and queer activist," will read from his new collection of stories, Mundo Cruel. Free.
The Boy Who Shot the Sheriff: The Redemption of Herbert Niccolls Jr is the real-life story of the 12-year-old boy who killed the sheriff of a small Washington town. Free.
Press materials say that Switek is a dinosaur fanatic. The title of his new book, My Beloved Brontosaurus, seems to indicate that this is a true statement. He'll talk about dinosaurs and feathers and other dinosaur-nerdy things. $5.
The Mango Bride is a novel about "two Filipinas, one banished by her wealthy family, the other a mail order bride." Free.
Birds of Paradise Lost is Lam's new collection of short stories. He will also be the focal point in a "cross-cultural dialogue about connections to Vietnam," because he has written non-fiction books on Vietnam and the Vietnamese diaspora. Free.
This is a talk titled "James Baldwin as Theater Director: Staging Queerness in Istanbul." $6/free for museum members.