* GILLIAN G. GAAR
Here in its 10th-anniversary edition, She's a Rebel, authored by Seattle's own Gaar, traces the narrative history of women in rock from Big Mama Thornton to Sleater-Kinney. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
Nearly two years ago Krulikowski published a journal, Moonlight on the Ganga, about the experiences she had while strolling along the sacred cow of a river. Barnes & Noble, 1530 11th St NW, Issaquah, 425-557-8808, 6:30-8:30 pm, free.
She's still getting published. Please forgive me this, but for the love of god, STOP THE INSANITY. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.
For the up-and-coming preschool magnate, Hartman-Katz presents capitalist takeover made fun (!) in her latest, a "financial fable" entitled Capitalist Dogs. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 6:30 pm, free.
PAUL HARDING, COY WALKER KING, JOSH WILSON
It's telling that the world's two most self-important art forms would hold such a historical kinship. As part of their Jazz in January programming, the Experience Music Project presents The Birth of the American Lyric, a panel discussion on the forces that bind poetry and jazz together like an elastic band around a male ponytail. Experience Music Project, 325 Fifth Ave N, 770-2700, 7 pm, free.
Award-winning Bay Area poet Knight reads from her second collection, the celebrated Book of Common Betrayals. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
DAVID C. KORTEN
Capitalist dissenter and all-around enemy of the American entrepreneurial spirit Korten presents Alternatives to Economic Globalization. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 4:30 pm, free.
Revisit those lonely nights in the nostalgia of your youth spent listening to the radio instead of actually leaving the house in "legendary Seattle DJ" O'Day's new tome, It Was All Just Rock 'n' Roll: A Journey to the Center of the Radio & Concert Universe. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 6 pm, free.
Psychologist Glendenning (My Name Is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization) waxes political on the evils of some faceless monster named "corporate imperialism" in yet another lofty paperback certain to be the cause of several acres of deforestation. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 4 pm, free.
"Using her own life as a laboratory," mad scientist Britten employs her personal tragedy and a complete absence of official credentials to teach you how to get some guilt-free action in Fearless Loving. As seen on Oprah! Third Place Books, 366-3333, 6 pm, free.
Prominent local poet DeFrees celebrates a year of achievement following the 2001 release of her renowned poetry collection Blue Dusk. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
It's important to note the simple beauty (and power) of one of the English language's most indifferent prefixes, the restrained half-thought "tele-," characterized by Webster's with the boundless, simple one-word definition "distant." It anchors such common terms as "telephone," "television," "telescope"--and, here in Goldberg's book, "telepistemology," the study of knowledge acquired at length. University of Washington, Kane Hall, room 130, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
"Dr. Debra will teach us how to heal." Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7:30 pm, free.TUESDAY 1/14
Editor Ann Charters signs The Portable Sixties Reader--her homage to the most overrated decade of the past century, with offerings by such so-called "major voices" as Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King Jr., Timothy Leary, Sylvia Plath, and Gloria Steinem. University of Washington, Kane Hall, room 110, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
* STEVEN T. HILL
See Stranger Suggests. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
Holm, a leading historian on the study of Northwest Native American arts, lectures on the topic of coastal art in our region over the last 50 years. University of Washington, Kane Hall, room 120, 543-1151, 7:30 pm, free.
* BRUCE STERLING
"Cyber-punk guru" Bruce Sterling knows more than you about... well, just about everything. Believe me. See, Sterling's sort of like Nostradamus--you know, if Nostradamus had a book deal. The guy's already got the next 50 years pinned in his latest, Tomorrow Now. I mean, shit--you wouldn't miss meeting Nostradamus, would you? All right then. University Bookstore, 4326 University Way, 634-3400, 2 pm, free.
Civil rights activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Wilkins delivers this year's A. Scott Bullitt Lecture, drawing from Jefferson's Pillow, his chronicle of the sins of America's forefathers. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 652-4255, free.
You're fat, you're depressed, and you have nothing to live for now that all your earnest New Year's resolutions have been brushed aside for the sake of half-eaten holiday leftovers. No one likes a quitter, you know. Give it one more feeble, half-hearted attempt with Daelemans' latest, Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.
Familial confidences and closeted histories are revealed in Greenberg's The Dog of Memory, his autobiographical account of his journey to understand the life of the mother he never knew. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
HOMELAND--Words. So many words. Tuesdays at 7 pm. Caffe Vita, 1005 E Pike, 709-4440, free.
MONKEYBICYCLE--Prose-only open mic every second Tuesday. Tues Jan 14 at 8 pm. Lux Cafe, 2226 First Ave, 328-9898, free.
OUT OF TUNE--Poetry and music free-for-all hosted by Jon Hogan. Thursdays at 8:30 pm, signup at 8 pm. The 15th, 7515 15th Ave NW, 706-4973, free.
POETSWEST--Featuring Nancy Abercrombie, Mark Rubin, and Sharon E. Svendsen. Thurs Jan 9 at 7 pm. Lux Cafe, 2226 First Ave, 682-1268, free. Also Sun Jan 12 at 7 pm, featuring James Arthur, John Horton, and James B. Moore. Penny Cafe, 1707 NW Market St, 682-1268.
ReBIRTH--All-ages open-mic brouhaha. Sundays at 7 pm. French and European Artistic and Cultural Center, 623 Broadway E, 726-4843, free.
RED SKY POETRY--Featuring readings from Sam Warren and others. Sun Jan 12 at 7:30 pm. Globe Cafe, 1531 14th Ave, 547-4585, free.
SCRATCHING POST--Poetry open mic, all ages. Thursdays at 8 pm, signup at 7:30 pm. Mr. Spot's Chai House, 5463 Leary Ave NW, 297-2424, free.
SEATTLE POETRY SLAM--Open mic and slam with Karen Finneyfrock. Wednesdays at 8 pm. Sit & Spin, 2219 Fourth Ave, 441-9484, $4.
TAKE A POEM INTO YOUR HEART--Featuring Michael McGee, Jean Musser, Bruce Taylor, and more. Tues Jan 14 at 7 pm. Otis Cafe, 1005 Boren Ave, 342-9866, free.