*THE ART & LIFE OF JACOB LAWRENCE
Lawrence died this past summer at the age of 82, so the recent publication of The Complete Jacob Lawrence--a two-volume set that includes Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence and Jacob Lawrence: Paintings, Drawings and Murals--serves as both a timely celebration and commemoration of the local artist's life and work. On hand for tonight's event will be Lawrence's widow, Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence, and Barbara Earl Thomas, a friend and student of the painter. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, advance tickets available at store.
TIM THOMPSON, ERIC SCIGLIANO
Scigliano, a local editor and writer, and award-winning photographer Thompson are the creators of Puget Sound: Sea Between the Mountains, and tonight they will present a slide show based on this "beautiful tribute to the art, culture, and natural beauty of the Northwest." University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
LAURA SNYDER, PRISCILLA LONG, DEBBY BACHARACH, KELLY RIGGLE HOWER
"It's About Time" reading series presents four featured writers, preceded and followed by an open mic. Seattle Public Library, 5009 Roosevelt Way NE, 684-4063, 6:30 pm, free.
Man, this guy--the owner of Dahlia Lounge, Etta's Seafood, and Palace Kitchen--has been showing up EVERYWHERE to promote his new cookbook, Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen. See Stranger Suggests. Barnes & Noble, 2700 NE University Village, 517-4107, 7:30 pm, free.
Reading by the local author of The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists, a new mystery novel that Library Journal described as "a serious treat for series fans and others, with fascinating historical tidbits, sensuous descriptions of Venice, and a unique heroine." Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, advance tickets available at store.
Reading by the author of Coyote Physics. Third Place Books, 6:30 pm, free.
Capp (Hutterite: A World of Grace) is a New York City-based photographer whose work has been compared to that of Walker Evans and Dorethea Lange. Her latest collection of documentary photos, Americana, "finds the dignity and personality in people who are decidedly outside the mainstream" (Robin Updike, The Seattle Times). See Bio Box. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, advance tickets available at store.
See Thursday listing. University Bookstore, noon, free.
Discussion with the author of The Herbfarm Cookbook. Third Place Books, noon, free.
Linehan is the featured reader at this installment of the Red Sky Poetry Theatre, followed by an open mic (sign-ups commence at 7 pm sharp). Globe Cafe, 1531 14th, 633-5647, 7:30 pm, free.
Oregon artist signs copies of her first childrens' book, The Rabbi Who Flew. Tree of Life Judaica & Books, 2201 NE 65th St, 527-1130, 5 pm, free.
J. GLENN EVANS, CARRINGTON MACDUFFIE, JILL MCGRATH
Three poets and an open mic. Wit's End Bookstore & Tea Shop, 770 N 34th St, 682-1268, 7 pm, free.
See Stranger Suggests. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, advance tickets available at store.
Maher, a local writer whose works include such award-winning plays Intruders, Ismene, Widow's Walk, and Most Dangerous Women, will read from her new novel, Heaven, Indiana. Pages Books, News, & Web, 432 15th Ave E, 324-1000, 7:30 pm, free.
Russel Banks called Lopez's new collection of short stories, Light Action in the Caribbean, "superb... laconic, tough-minded, emotionally turbulent, and always intelligent," while Annie Proulx claimed that "the reader cannot leave Lopez's fictional territory unchanged!" Third Place Books, 7 pm, free.
See Tuesday listing. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, advance tickets available at store.