KRISTYN DUNNION, MICK GAEL, SNOOVY
Dunnion is a fiction writer (Missing Matthew, Mosh Pit). Gael is a musician "determined to bring an unflinchingly honest and critical eye to postmodern acoustic pop" and a novelist. Confounded Books, 315 E Pine St, 382-3376, 7 pm, free.
KEVIN SAMPSELL, MONICA DRAKE, MARSHALL MOORE
Contributors to The Insomniac Reader read their stuff. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
MARY DORIA RUSSELL
A Thread of Grace is historical fiction. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.
AT HOME WITH KAFKA: THREE MODERN FABLES
A reading of fantastical works by Bernard Malamud, Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer, and Steve Stern (along with shorter stuff by Kafka and I. L. Peretz). Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Third Ave and Union St, (888) 621-2230, 7:30 pm, free.
Robins talks about Copeland's Cure: Homeopathy and the War Between Conventional and Alternative Medicine. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
Kadi is "a working-class Arab lesbian cultural worker." She's giving a talk called "Hope Is a Four Letter Word" and reading poetry. Bush Hotel, 409 Maynard Ave S, 324-8165, 7 pm, free.
TIM SEIBLES & ELIZABETH AUSTEN
Buffalo Head Solos is a collection of Seibles' poetry. Austen will read from new work as well. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 2 pm, free.
A lecture about the history in Nancy Rawles' new novel, My Jim, followed by dramatic reading. A Contemporary Theatre, 700 Union St, 292-7676, 4 pm, free.
The Geographer's Library is a thriller. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
PASQUALE SCATURRO, RICHARD BANDS
Mystery of the Nile is Bands' book about two explorers (including Scaturro) who became "the first to conquer all 3,260 miles of the great Nile River in a single trip" last year. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 6 pm, free.
DR. WILLIAM CALVIN
Calvin talks about The Good News About Bad Climate Flips. Ravenna Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave NE, 525-2347, 7 pm, free.
White reads from The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.
The Same Sweet Girls is a novel. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.
The poet reads "Ode to Congressman Marion Zioncheck," about an insane politician who jumped to his death from a downtown Seattle building in 1936. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, 7 pm, free.
You Are Not the One is "a savage collection of stories" (Boston Phoenix). Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
The San Francisco fiction writer--"one of the most consistently brave young writers we have," according to Dave Eggers--reads from her new collection of stories, Nice Big American Baby. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.
The award-winning New Yorker staff writer (and author of Paris to the Moon, a collection of his dispatches from France) talks about his life and work. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, 621-2230 for tickets and more info, 7:30 pm, $10-$25.
LEGS McNEIL, JENNIFER OSBORNE
See Stranger Suggests, p. 25, and the review on p. 30.