THURSDAY 7/3

Get your nails done.

FRIDAY 7/4

Get a pedicure.

SATURDAY 7/5



G. M. FORD

A Blind Eye is G. M. ("General Motors") Ford's third mystery featuring local writer Frank Corso, first introduced in Ford's novel Fury. Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St, 587-5737, 1 pm, free.

REGINA LOUISE

A poor black child faces everything poor black children seem to face in the movies (she's beaten and abandoned by her family, lost in the social service system, etc.)--and only through love does she see the light. Louise recounts her true story in Somebody's Someone. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm. Also, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, Tues at 7 pm.

SUNDAY 7/6

Get your hair did.

MONDAY 7/7



HEIDI JULAVITS

See Stranger Suggest, page 28. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm.

TUESDAY 7/8



ELIZABETH HAND

Hand, author of the novelization for The Affair of the Necklace (I've always wondered about the authors of novelizations--haven't you? I mean, what poor, thankless work it must be... anyway, back to the capsule at hand) and one of those Star Wars tie-ins, gets her geek on with the sci-fi folks at Clarion West. UW Campus, Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room, 720-1008, 7:30 pm, $3-$4.

ALICE HOFFMAN

In The Probable Future, the Hoffman literary factory explores further the omnipresence of magic in a multigenerational tale of witchcraft. You know, like Sabrina. University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

* MONKEYBICYCLE READINGS SERIES

This month, Monkeybicycle celebrates the publication of its second volume, along with the publication of the Aaron Burch-edited Hobart. Lux, 2226 First Ave, 7:30 pm, free.

WEDNESDAY 7/9



BHARTI KIRCHNER

Darjeeling author Kirchner returns with a novel, set in Seattle, whose title is a little easier on the tongue: Pastries: A Novel of Desserts and Discoveries. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

KATHY REICHS

Beginning with the charred remains of a dead baby, Bare Bones, Reichs' sixth volume about fictional forensic scientist Temperance Brennan, follows a grisly path of carnage. University Bookstore, 634-3400, 7 pm, free. Also, Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 587-5737, 10 pm, free.

POETRY/OPEN MICS
HOMELAND--Words. So many words. Tuesdays at 7 pm. Caffe Vita, 1005 E Pike St, 709-4440, free.

POETSWEST--Featuring Michael Welch. Sun July 6 at 7 pm. Penny Cafe, 1707 NW Market St, 682-1268, 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. Bad Juju Lounge, 1518 11th Ave, 709-9951, $4.

WOMEN'S POETRY NIGHT--Spoken word from the fairer sex. Thursdays at 8 pm. The Bar, 1525 E Olive Way, 322-1788, free.

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