THURSDAY 6/30

JEFF VOGEL
The local author reads from The Poo Bomb: True Tales of Parental Terror. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

RENEE MANFREDI
The heroine of Above the Thunder is an 11-year-old. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.

JOHN DANIEL
The poet and essayist reads from Rogue River Journal: A Winter Alone. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free. (Also on July 1 at Third Place Books, 366-3333, 6:30 pm, free.)

SEATTLE STORYTELLERS' GUILD
An evening of storytelling for adults. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

FRIDAY 7/1

SAM BRUMBAUGH
Goodbye, Goodness is a novel about the adventures of the great grandson of robber. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 6 pm, free.

DAN SIMMONS
Olympos is a fantasy novel featuring Post-Humans. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

PHILLIP JENNINGS
Nam-a-Rama is a Vietnam novel. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 8 pm, free.

SATURDAY 7/2

DAVID VANN
The journalist and sailor reads from A Mile down: The True Story of a Disastrous Career at Sea. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 5 pm, free.

ROB ROBERGE
More Than They Could Chew is, according to press materials, "lively writing about a turgid, seedy world." Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

TUESDAY 7/5

JOHN & HARRIET HALKYARD
99 Days to Panama: An Exploration of Central America by Motorhome is a travel memoir. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.

WARD SUTTON
The artist talks about and shows slides from Sutton Impact: The Political Cartoons of Ward Sutton. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

WEDNESDAY 7/6

LESLIE BERLIN
The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley is a biography of the businessman. University Book Store, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

CHRISTIAN BOK, NICO VASSILAKIS
Bok is an experimental writer (Eunoia) and poet (Crystallography). He's also written two fiction languages for TV shows. Vassilakis makes concrete poetry movies and writes. According to press materials: "With compass & Pencil, he is drafting his way through dread." This is a Subtext Reading Series event. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, 7:30 pm, donations welcome.

KRISTOFFER GARIN
Garin reads from Devils on the Deep Blue Sea: The Dreams, Schemes, and Showdowns that Built America's Cruise-Ship Empires. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

POETRY/OPEN MICS

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

POETSWEST—Featured readers and an open mic. Sundays at 7 pm. Penny Cafe, 1707 NW Market St, 682-1268, free.

RED SKY POETRY THEATER—Featured readers and an open mic. Sundays at 7 pm. Globe Cafe, 1531 14th Ave, 547-4585, free.

Support The Stranger

SCRATCHING POST—Poetry open mic, all ages. Thursdays at 8 pm, signup at 7:30 pm. Mr. Spots Chai House, 5463 Leary Ave NW, 297-2424, free.

STREET-BEAT SLAM—Every Tuesday. Mirabeau Room, 529 Queen Anne Ave N, 650-2869, free.