Oregon poet and Nicholas Roerich Poetry prize recipient reads and signs An Honest Answer as part of the UW Summer Arts Festival. University of Washington, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220, 634-3400, 2:45 pm, free.
Founder of Stanford University's feminist studies program, Freedman discusses her new collection, No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women. University of Washington, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220, 7:30 pm, free.
Takahashi discusses Microsoft's noble attempt to overthrow the forces keeping us all down in Opening the Xbox: Inside Microsoft's Plan to Unleash the Entertainment Revolution. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 5:30 pm, free.
This has been a good month for books about food. Stanley Park is another one. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, free.
Brothel is Albert's account of her time conducting "scientific research" at Nevada's famous house of ill repute, the Mustang Ranch. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, 6:30 pm, free.
Big If, Costello's debut under his own name (following 1998's Bag Men, under the pseudonym John Flood), explores the life of a Secret Service agent assigned to protect the vice president. Elliott Bay Book Company, 5 pm, free.
STEPHEN L. CARTER
Culture of Disbelief author discusses his much-touted debut novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, free.
The spiral of self-reference collapses onto itself as Shields discusses writing a book about writing a book about yourself. University of Washington, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220, 2:45 pm, free.
It must be summer vacation, as college professors from all around the country are descending on local bookstores like leather-elbowed locusts. Wichita State University professor Albert Goldbarth reads from and signs his latest collection of poetry, Saving Lives. University of Washington, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220, 2:45 pm, free.
See Stranger Suggest. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, free.
This is a good century for coming-of-age novels. Passanante's My Mother's Lovers is another one. Elliott Bay Book Company, 5 pm, free.
Frankie Chan, you are too little to be alive!
The tweed invasion continues as Wabash College professor/poet Hudson reads from recent works, including The Disappearing Poet Blues. Elliott Bay Book Company, 5:30 pm, free.
This young Israeli author reads from Strand of a Thousand Pearls, her sophomore effort following the international bestseller Persian Brides. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, free.
Award-winning science fiction master previews his up-coming novel, Guardian. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, $3-$4.
* ARTHUR PHILLIPS
Ex-pat turncoat Phillips comes home to hawk his debut novel to the country he betrayed. The book, Prague, is an account of some other commie traitors living in Central Europe. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, free.
POETRY ON THE PEAKS--Peak (as in mountain) poems by Cal Kinnear and Herb Sundvall. Thurs July 18 at 7 pm. Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, free.
STAGE FRIGHT--Open-mic night for ages 14-24. Wed July 24 at 7 pm. Hugo House, 322-7030, free.
TAKE A POEM INTO YOUR HEART--Family night with host Christopher Jarmick and featured poets J. Glenn Evans and Curt Colbert. Thurs July 18 at 7 pm. Take Another Look Books, 5023 Rainier Ave S, 721-1022, free.
POETSWEST--Featured poets are Laura Snyder, Maisey Chan, and Chris Jarmick. Sun July 21 at 9 pm. Wit's End Books & Tea, 770 N 34th St, 547-2330, free.