THURSDAY 1/29



RED PINE (AKA BILL PORTER)

The translator of Chinese texts reads from Poems of the Masters and The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain, two definitive collections of Chinese poetry. (This is a benefit for Copper Canyon Press.) Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 877-501-1393, 7 pm, $25.

NANCY LORD

Lord signs Beluga Days: Tracking a White Whale's Truths. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

* MATT BRIGGS

The Stranger Genius Award recipient reads from a nonfiction work-in-progress, Stick a Needle in My Eye, about family and the horrors of genetics. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, 7:30 pm, free.

FRIDAY 1/30



* TONY KUSHNER

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America talks about his life and work. Meany Hall, University of Washington, 628-0888 for tickets, 8 pm, $15-$25.

SATURDAY 1/31



CARRINGTON MacDUFFIE

The local poet reads from her recent collection, On the Dreaming Earth. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

SUNDAY 2/1



MARTHA SILANO, SUSAN RICH, TAMARA SELLMAN, ALLEN BRADEN

Contributors to O Taste and See: Food Poems read their work with relish. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 3 pm, free.

MONDAY 2/2



LAURIEANN ALADIN AND OTHERS

The coeditor and several of the contributors to Live from Palestine: International and Palestinian Direct Action Against the Israeli Occupation talk about, you know, how fucked everything is. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

FLOATING BRIDGE PRESS

Contributors to Pontoon 6 read their poetry. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.

TUESDAY 2/3



DAVID FARRIS

Lie Still is a thriller. Elliott Bay Books, 7:30 pm, free.

RICK JOHNSEN, THOMAS LINCOLN, ROBERT BOARDMAN

The authors read from Save the Elwha, Crossing Saturday Furlong, and C-Rations for the Warrior's Heart, respectively. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.

WEDNESDAY 2/4



* JEFF DERKSEN, KREG HASEGAWA

See Stranger Suggests, page 17.

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