THURSDAY 12/9



* NANCY PEARL

The hot librarian signs Book Lust Calendar. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, 7 pm. (Also 12/14 at University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.)

BRENDA PETERSON & OTHERS

Face to Face is about faith, women, etc. Elliott Bay Books, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

FRIDAY 12/10



MARC ACITO

The columnist/opera singer/homo reads from How I Paid for College. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 6 pm, free.

'A GUIDE TO VISITORS'

Storytellers tell real-life stories. This month's theme: the politics of favors. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

HEATHER BARBIERI

Snow in July is a novel set in Montana. Elliott Bay Books, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

DAVID D. HOROWITZ, DONALD KENTOP

The poets read poems. Richard Hugo House, 1634 Eleventh Ave, 322-7030, 7:30 pm, free.
SATURDAY 12/11



MARY LOU SANELLI

Craving Water is a book of poems set in a village. Elliott Bay Books, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free. SUNDAY 12/12



RED PINE

The Chinese translator talks about the Buddhist work, The Heart Sutra. Elliott Bay Books, 624-6600, 4 pm, free.

MONDAY 12/13



LARRY KARP

First Do No Harm is a crime novel. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.

SUSAN ZWINGER

Zwinger talks about The Hanford Reach. Elliott Bay Books, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

TUESDAY 12/14



* JONATHAN RABAN

In Waxwings, according to Stranger critic Kate Preusser, "Raban localizes the jittery tensity of an America trying to find its way by having his characters struggle to find their way in a world not engineered for their happiness." Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.

TIM McNULTY, ROBERT SUND

McNulty reads from the late Robert Sund's Poems from Ish River Country. Elliott Bay Books, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

WEDNESDAY 12/15



GRANT HILDEBRAND, T. WILLIAM BOOTH

The architects discuss A Thriving Modernism and show slides. Elliott Bay Books, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

NORTHWEST SCIENCE FICTION GROUP SIGNING

Authors include Octavia Butler, Matt Ruff, and others. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

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