Nine Rabbits is the first time Bulgarian memorist Zaharieva's work has been translated in English and presented to Americans. The author will cook and serve three recipes from the book. Free.
My Accidental Jihad is about how Bremer fell in love with, married, and had a child with a Muslim man. Rather than focusing on alienness, Bremer discusses how every marriage is a joining of two “others.” Most exciting of all, she’ll be joined by Stranger Genius of Literature Lesley Hazleton, whose most recent book The First Muslim is a smart, passionate, and agnostic biography of Mohammed. Hazleton has been researching religion for longer than Bremer's adult life, and she's a firecracker of an i... more » $5.
The editor-in-chief of Alaska Magazine reads from her memoir Teaching the Cat to Sit, which is about growing up gay and Catholic in Texas. Free.
Tobias is the author of a novel about famous outsider artist Henry Darger. Free.
The president of PETA discusses animal rights. Perhaps she'll take some questions about PETA's persistent objectification of women, too. $10-$60.
The former Entertainment Weekly writer and author of the twisty-turny dark thriller Gone Girl makes an appearance in Seattle. $5-$50.
Alsaegh's book of poetry is titled Iraqi Headaches. Alsaegh is originally from Baghdad. Free.
I just had to check to make sure that the title of Handler's new book is in fact Uganda Be Kidding Me. That is, in actuality, the title. I guess Handler has given up on even trying. Good for her! Free.
Set in the Pacific Northwest and published by the University of Washington's press, Skookum Summer is a novel about a disgraced reporter returning home to a small town. Free.
Kent's Burial Rites is a novel set in Iceland. It's about a woman who "is sent to an isolated farm to await execution." Free.
The local poet has written poems about all sorts of places all over the world. She says Elliott Bay Book Company is "the best all-purpose bookstore on the planet." Free.
This is a reading from the book What Unions No Longer Do, which is about how the bar has been lowered on the American worker for quite some time now. $5.
The very popular author of The Sibley Guide to Birds and other beautiful ornithology books talks with local bird expert Tony Angell. Free.
Ehrenreich has her critics—I thought her Nickel and Dimed was fairly condescending to working-class people—but even those critics must admit that she’s a gifted essayist and a relentless, curious thinker. Her new book Living With a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth About Everything is partially a memoir about finding an areligious belief system. But it’s also about our relationship to science, and why we cling, white-knuckled, to things that we consider to be “truth.” It’s a journey... more » $5.
Who Stole the American Dream? pinpoints the exact moment when the American Dream died. $5.
This is a talk in support of the book Duct Tape Parenting: A Less is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids. Free.
Otherwise Engaged is about a woman who barely escapes a serial killer called the Bridegroom. Free.
Two graduate students talk about forest fires. One believes that forest fires are a force for good, and the other talks about using smaller forest fires to put out larger forest fires. $5.
This is a talk titled "Regimes of Censorship in the Arab World: Before and After the 2011 Revolutions." Free.
This is an open mic featuring "(mostly) true stories about sex, sexuality, and living in a gendered body." Free.
The authors of young adult book series The 39 Clues, Spirit Animals, and Infinity Ring take part in a group reading. Certain bookish kids will be very excited about this. Free.
Two literary geniuses talk for a while and let you listen. Semple has been raving about Eggers's new book The Circle since it was first released, and for good reason. This should be fun, and it also benefits 826 Seattle, so there's no reason for you to miss this event. $20.
Davis is a UW professor whose study about youth and technology has the unfortunate title of The App Generation. $5.
All Fishermen are Liars is a book about fishing.
Incendiary Girls is "a collection of stories inspired by science, medicine, and the power of healing with a magical twist." Free.