READINGS


THURSDAY 12/14


*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.


TOM DOUGLAS

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.


FRIDAY 12/15


BARBARA WILSON

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.


T. MARTINO

Reading by the author of Coyote Physics. Third Place Books, 6:30 pm, free.


SATURDAY 12/16


*KRISTIN CAPP

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.


TOM DOUGLAS

See Thursday listing. University Bookstore, noon, free.


JERRY TRAUNFELD

Discussion with the author of The Herbfarm Cookbook. Third Place Books, noon, free.


SUNDAY 12/17


MARTHA LINEHAN

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.


RENATE DOLLINGER

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.


MONDAY 12/18


*PAISLEY REKDAL

See Stranger Suggests. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, advance tickets available at store.


JAN MAHER

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.


TUESDAY 12/19


*BARRY LOPEZ

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.


WEDNESDAY 12/20


*BARRY LOPEZ

See Tuesday listing. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, advance tickets available at store.