READINGS


THURSDAY 7/13


*PAULINA BORSOOK

In Cyberselfish, Borsook--a former contributing writer for Wired magazine--describes the "libertarian culture" of privatized tech firms as "violently lacking in compassion, ravingly anti-government and tremendously opposed to regulation." Welcome to the New Economy! University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.


*GREGORY MARTIN

According to Alison Hawthorne Deming, this Seattle writer's memoir, Mountain City, is an affecting reminiscence "composed from mosaic chips of memory... [that] accumulates into one of the most beautiful and significant portraits of an extended family living and dying in the American West that I have ever read." Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, advance free tickets available at store.


A. J. RATHBUN, MEGAN HART, RANDY SCHUDER, & PETER DONAHUE

Beginning (sheepish) and experienced (snotty) writers read from their work for the "It's About Time" writers' readings series. Event commences and closes with open mic. Seattle Public Library, 5009 Roosevelt Way NE, 684-4063, 6:30 pm, free.


FRIDAY 7/14


*LAWRENCE YTZHAK BRAITHWAITE

See Bio Box. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, advance free tickets available at store.


SUFI EXTRAVAGANZA

"The Cup, the Wine, and the Vessel" is listed as an evening of Sufi poetry, music, and wisdom that shall suffuse one's being with "balance, harmony and self discovery"--sort of like Paxil, only cheaper and noisier. Interfaith Community Church, 1736 NW 62nd, 835-5588, 7:30 pm, free.


COLIN WOODARD

The author of Ocean's End depresses us all with an apocalyptic survey of polluted water and dead fish. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 633-3300, 5:30 pm, free.


*PETER DONAHUE

Donahue's new book, The Cornelius Arms, is a collection of short stories set in urban Seattle. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 633-3300, 6:30 pm, free.


SATURDAY 7/15


ELIZABETH ONESS & C. MIKAL ONESS

Ms. Oness is a poet and fiction writer; her most recent works include a chapbook entitled Sure Knowledge and a soon-to-be published manuscript, Articles of Faith, winner of the prestigious Iowa Short Fiction Prize. Mr. Oness is a poet whose new collection, Water Becomes Bone, was praised by Maury Simon as "dreamlike" and "sharply rendered... as lapidary as precious gems." Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, advance free tickets available at store.


ADAM KHAN

Aristotle stated that a sure sign of a sick society is an abundance of doctors and lawyers; while I'm certainly no philosopher, I feel a pressing need to add to that antiquated list a third indicator of social decay: endless self-help books. Not that this is going to stop anyone from rushing out to this discussion by the author of Self-Help Stuff That Works. University Book Store, Bellevue Branch, 990 102nd Ave NE, 425-462-4500, noon.


FOLASAYO DELE-OGUNRINDE

Local artist and poet reads from and signs her newest collection, Conversations with the Soul at 3:00 PM. Barnes & Noble, Pacific Place, 600 Pine St, 264-0156, 4 pm, free.


SUNDAY 7/16


PHILIP LIPSON

Lipson--cosmic librarian and director of the Seattle Metaphysical Library--will discuss "Hidden Secrets of the Metaphysical Library and the Metaphysical History of America." The Metaphysical Library, 1000 E Madison St #B, 329-1794, 6 pm, free.


MONDAY 7/17


MOLLY GLOSS

Robert Michael Pyle celebrates Gloss' latest novel, Wild Life, for its superb conjuring of "another powerful and memorable woman facing frontier adversity... while also conveying the sharpest picture of logging camp life ever to have emerged from these wracked hills." Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, advance free tickets available at store.


GLENN FENSTER

Fenster reads from and signs his latest poetry collection, Feelings and Promises. Barnes & Noble, Pacific Place, 600 Pine St, 264-0156, 7 pm, free.


ROBIN CHOTZINOFF

Chotzinoff--a staff writer for the Denver alternative newspaper Westword--recently scoured the country in search of wacky sports fanatics. The result is a new book entitled People Who Sweat, whose diverse subjects include everything from 60-year-old surfer bums to former Cream percussionist Ginger Baker, who currently trains polo ponies (surely more exciting than playing drums for Eric Clapton). Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 633-3300, 7 pm, free.


TUESDAY 7/18


NORRIS CHURCH MAILER

Mailer's new novel, Windchill Summer, is a coming-of-age story set in Alabama during the '60s. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.


DAVID HARTWELL

Discussion by one of science fiction's most influential editors, presented by the Clarion West reading series. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, $4/$3 students and seniors.


M. C. BEATON

Scottish-born author reads from and signs the ninth novel in her mystery series, Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 633-3300, 5:30 pm, free.


GORDON L. MILLER

Miller is responsible for compiling the anthology Nature's Fading Chorus: Classic & Contemporary Writings on Amphibians, a collection of historic essays about frogs, their ecological importance, and imminent, profoundly tragic extinction. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 633-3300, 7 pm, free.


WEDNESDAY 7/19


*AIMEE BENDER

Bender, the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, will be reading from her debut novel, An Invisible Sign of My Own, which Publishers Weekly praised as "clever, original, and written with brio and intelligence." Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, advance free tickets available at store.


R. A. SALVATORE

Reading and signing by the author of Mortalis, the first volume of the new Demon Wars series. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.


MOLLY TENENBAUM

Pattiann Rogers says that you should read Tenenbaum's newest collection of poetry, By a Thread, "for the truth of the reality they remember and for the truth of the reality they create." Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 633-3300, 7 pm, free.