Tonight, there are two APRIL events you should know about. The first is a reading at the Comet, which is Capitol Hill's bar-smellingest bar. The readers include Calvin Pierce and David Frederick Thomas, but the headliner is Maged Zaher. I reviewed Zaher's new book, Thank You for the Window Office, in this week's paper, and it's really something special. That reading is free, and it starts at 5:30 pm.
Then, at the Sorrento, APRIL is hosting "A Poet, A Playwright, A Novelist and a Drag Queen," a competitive storytelling event. The poet is Elissa Ball, a spoken word performer with a confessional, punky sensibility. The playwright is Neil Ferron, author of Fabulous Prizes, which Brendan Kiley loved. Peter Mountford, author of A Young Man's Guide to Late Capitalism, is the novelist. Which means Cherdonna is your drag queen. This event is $7 (cash) and it begins at 8 pm.
For more of tonight's book events—Demetri Martin! A circus event in Columbia City! A book about militias!—visit the readings calendar.