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Passage to Juneau:

The Remains of River Names

Prisoners

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70 Scenes of Halloween

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SEPTEMBER

8: SUSAN CHOI -- The Foreign Student. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 8 pm, free.

9: JANE GOODALL -- Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 634-3400, 7:30 pm, free.

*12: JOHN OLSON -- Olson's newest book of poetry, Eggs & Mirrors, beautifully produced by Paul Hunter's Wood Works Press, showcases this fine local poet at his quirky best. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3300, 4:30 pm, free.

*13: DAVID KENNEDY -- An Oxford University Press gem, Kennedy's Freedom From Fear: The United States 1929-1945 treats the era of war and economic depression with scholarly aptitude. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 5 pm, free.

IVAN DOIG -- Mountain Time. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3300, 7 pm, free.

*14: PHILIP GOUREVITCH -- Award-winning journalist Gourevitch pricks the world's conscience with his very personal and political study of Rwanda, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

*16: CHANG-RAE LEE -- Cultural displacement is attended to by this heralded author of 1995's Native Speaker, in his newest novel about a Korean in the Southern U.S., A Gesture Life. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

SUSAN DRAKE -- Fields of Courage. El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th S, 329-9442, 7:30 pm.

*20: CHUCK PALAHNIUK -- Edgy Portlander (and author of Fight Club) Palahniuk's newest novel, Invisible Monsters, pits a disfigured fashion model against her best friend. Mrrrowr! Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

21: RON HANSEN -- Hitler's Niece. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

SARA PARETSKY -- Hard Time: A V.I. Warshawski Novel. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3300, 7 pm, free.

*22: KURT VONNEGUT -- The bitter, stellar old man of letters reads from his bitter, stellar collection, Bagombo Snuff Box. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

28: SIMON SINGH -- The Code Book. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

29: EDWIDGE DANTICAT -- Farming the Bones. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

30: SUSIE BRIGHT -- Full Exposure. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 5 pm, free.


OCTOBER

*2, 3: SHELTER: A FESTIVAL -- The Hugo House wants to hear from you, in this open forum that promises to set the tone for a year of events centered around the theme of "Shelter." Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, Sat 10 am-10 pm, Sun 10 am-8 pm, $5/$6/$10.

4: JAMES FENTON -- Leonardo's Nephew: Essays on Art and Artists. The 5th Avenue Theater, 1308 Fifth Ave, 621-2230, 7:30 pm, $35-$175.

5: RODDY DOYLE -- A Star Called Henry. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 7:30, free.

*6: SUBTEXT'S 4TH ANNIVERSARY READING -- Four years of monthly readings are celebrated with one marathon reading party, featuring past Subtext guests. Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, 7:30 pm, $5.

COLLEEN MCELROY -- Over the Lip of the World. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

7: IVAN DOIG -- Mountain Time. 220 Kane Hall, UW Campus, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

8: DUNE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION -- Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson read from House Atriedes. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

9: DANIEL EVAN WEISS -- Honk If You Love Aphrodite. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 3 pm, free.

*12: ANN RULE -- And Never Let Her Go: Thomas Capano, Deadly Seducer. Kane Hall Walker Ames Room, UW Campus, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

*13: DAN SAVAGE -- Savage reads from The Kid, his very funny literary narrative about adopting a son with his partner Terry. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

14: MARIAN MICHNER -- Dreaming Under a Ton of Lizards. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

16: JHUMPA LAHIRI -- The Interpreter of Maladies. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

17: PETER MAYLE -- Encore Provence: New Adventures in the South of France. 120 Kane Hall, UW Campus, 634-3400, 2 pm, free (tickets).

18: THOMAS KENNEALLY -- The Great Shame: And The Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World. 130 Kane Hall, UW Campus, 634-3400, 7 pm, free (tickets).

*19: DAN SAVAGE -- See listing above. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3300, 7 pm, free.

20: SUSAN FALUDI -- Stiffed. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

*21: JOHN ASHBERY -- Another venerable man of letters; this rare appearance by distinguished poet Ashbery is not to be missed. Roethke Auditorium, 130 Kane Hall, UW Campus, 634-3400, 7:30 pm, free.

22: THOMAS ORTON -- The Lost Glass Plates of Wilfred Eng. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

26: STEPHEN PINKER -- Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language. 120 Kane Hall, UW Campus, 634-3400, 2 pm, free (tickets).

THOMAS ORTON -- See listing above. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3300, 7 pm, free.


NOVEMBER

1: WALTER MOSLEY -- Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th, 322-6500, 7 pm.

URSULA HEGI -- Stones from the River, Floating In My Mother's Palm. The 5th Avenue Theater, 1308 Fifth Ave, 621-2230, 7:30 pm, $35-$175.

*3: KATHLEEN FRASER -- In this Subtext reading, the co-editor of HOW(ever) and author of Il Cuore: The Heart: Selected Poems discusses poetics and reads from current work. Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, 7:30 pm, $5.

MARY DEARBORN -- Mailer: A Biography. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

*HA JIN -- Jin's 1998 debut novel, In the Pond, added to the reputation he made for himself as a short story writer for political sly-shots and universally recognizable characters. A writer that will stand the test of time, and this visit is an exciting chance to stand witness. Seattle Downtown Library, Lee Auditorium, 1000 Fourth Ave, 7 pm, free.

4: WILLIAM GIBSON -- All Tomorrow's Parties. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 8 pm, free.

*6: HENRY LOUIS GATES JR -- Preeminent cultural and literary scholar, and author of such modern classics of African American studies as Coloured People and The Future of the Race, Gates takes a break from Harvard for this remarkable lecture visit. Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th, 322-6500, 7 pm.

8: ISABEL ALLENDE -- Daughters of Fortune. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 7:30 pm, free.

*9: JONATHAN RABAN -- Passage to Juneau. (See Picks). Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

13: STEPHEN MITCHELL -- The Frog Prince. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

*13, 14: NORTHWEST BOOKFEST -- It's the fifth year for this material establishment, now in a new location (no more claustrophobic Pier action!). Featured authors confirmed so far include Ivan Doig, Robert Ferrigno, David Guterson, Pam Houston, William Least-Heat Moon, Jonathan Raban, Dan Savage, Matthew Stadler, and Kathleen Tyau. Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Eighth & Pike, 378-1883, donation.

14: WILLIAM LEAST-HEAT MOON -- River Horse. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 2 pm, free.

15: WILLIAM LEAST-HEAT MOON -- See listing above. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

16: THOMAS MCGUANE -- The Longest Silence. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

17: JUDITH THURMAN -- Colette: Secrets of the Flesh. Elliott Bay, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

*29: DAVID SHIELDS -- The UW professor and author of Dead Languages and Remote reads from the latest result of his fertile fascination with celebrity, Black Planet. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3300, 7 pm, free.

*30: JONATHAN RABAN -- See listing above. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3300, 7 pm, free.


SNEAK PEEKS

DECEMBER 6: WOLE SOYINKA -- The 5th Avenue Theater, 1308 Fifth Ave, 621-2230, 7:30 pm, $35-$175.

APRIL 10, 2000: AMY BLOOM & MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM -- The 5th Avenue Theater, 1308 Fifth Ave, 621-2230, 7:30 pm, $35-$175.

MAY 15, 2000: FRANK O. GEHRY -- The 5th Avenue Theater, 1308 Fifth Ave, 621-2230, 7:30 pm, $35-$175.