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.
Poet Roger Reeves will read from his debut collection, local poets and performers will read work written by Copper Canyon poets, and "the first 100 RSVPs will receive a complimentary book of poetry at the door." Since Sherman Alexie says that Copper Canyon is the best poetry publisher in the US, this is a hell of a deal. Free.
The Splinter Group presents this nonverbal journey into the afterlife of Willy Loman with physical theater, video, and "an original soundscape" by Evan Mosher. Created and directed by Paul Budraitis (Bo-Nita).
UW Creative Writing MFA students read new work, including first-year poet Catherine Bresnor, prose writers Miranda Schmidt and Mickie Centrine, and some faculty member or another. Free.
Wine is so cheap at these events to get you in the mood for poetry. When you're drunk, poetry is more meaningful, funnier, and more beautiful. (It's like sexual attraction that way.) This outing of the popular poetry series features Rauan Klassnik and Amber Nelson, among other readers. Free.
The very popular author of Cowboys Are My Weakness will give a lecture on writing dialogue. This event will be followed by a Q&A between Houston and local yoga memoirist Suzanne Morrison. $10.
The novelist and journalist, who published a lot of books in the 1990s but who seemingly disappeared for a decade before returning with his new novel The Woman Who Lost Her Soul this year, will give a talk on the "manipulation of time in narrative." After his talk, Shacochis will be interviewed by local author Peter Mountford. $10.
Jones edits the Modern Love column in the New York Times. He's peddling an anthology collecting his column at this event, with local Modern Love writers Nicole Hardy, Theo Pauline Nestor, and Wilson Diehl. $5.
Fiction writer Anthony Doerr, poet Natalie Diaz, and double-threat poet/novelist Karen Finneyfrock will read new work based on the theory of Chekhov's gun and other rules of writing, along with musician Jake Uitti. $25.