Bumbershoot's literary Words & Ideas program kicks off with a bang today. David Schmader and 2010's Stranger Literary Genius Jim Woodring will take part in MeTube, a series of curated videos intended to show the curator's past, present, and future.

At 3:45, Stranger writer Kurt B. Reighley reads from his new book United States of Americana
Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties, and Handmade Bitters: A Field Guide to the New American Roots Movement

And then, to close out the stage, it's Tony Millionaire. His Maakies cartoons are often the funniest, most horrifying part of your weekly Stranger experience. You should go and check him out in person. Will he be drunk? Start a betting pool with your friends!

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.