THURSDAY 1/26

KATRINE BARBER
This history professor gives a lecture titled “Death of Celilo Falls: Investigating Indian History in the Mid-Twentieth-Century Columbia River Basin.” UW Campus, Parrington Hall Forum, 221-4995, 3:30 pm, free.

DEBORAH REBER
The writer reads her contribution to Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.

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RICHARD SALOMON
Salomon gives a lecture titled “In Search of the Words of Buddha.” UW Campus, Kane Hall 110, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

FRIDAY 1/27

MARCIE SILLMAN
The public-radio veteran gives a talk about changes in public broadcasting. UW Campus, Suzzallo Library room 101, 543-9389, 7 pm, free.

MARTHA SHERRILL
The Ruins of California is a novel set in the 1970s. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free. (Also on 01/28, Third Place Books, 366-3333, 6:30 pm, free.)

JANE ADAMS
Boundary Issues is a book about the issues people have regarding boundaries. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 6:30 pm, free.

SATURDAY 1/28

KIANA DAVENPORT
House of Many Gods is a novel about family conflict and Hawaii. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 4:30 pm, free.

MAX BARRY
Company is a satire of corporate America. The corporation in the story is called Zephyr and is based in Seattle. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

SUNDAY 1/29

DAVE BARRY
The “humorist” reads Dave Barry’s Money Secrets: Like, Why Is There a Giant Eyeball on the Dollar? Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 652-4255, 2 pm, $5.

MONDAY 1/30

FARNOOSH MOSHIRI
Against Gravity is a novel involving AIDS, the Middle East, and a philosophy professor. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

TAMARA DRAUT
Strapped is a book about finances for twenty- and thirtysomethings. Town Hall, 652-4255, 7:30 pm, $5.

TUESDAY 1/31

LINDA FAIRSTEIN
Entombed is a thriller about a sex-crimes prosecutor. Third Place Books, 366-3333, 7 pm, free.

PO BRONSON
Bronson discusses Why Do I Love These People? Honest and Amazing Stories of Real Families, a book about people with problems who are nonetheless great, interesting, etc. University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.

KEVIN PHINNEY
Phinney reads from Souled American: How Black Music Transformed White Culture. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

WEDNESDAY 2/01

® BRIAN EVENSON, TONY BURGESS, STACEY LEVINE
Evenson is awesome; he’s the author of six books including Contagion and Dark Property, and he’s an editor at Conjunctions. Burgess is an author and filmmaker. Levine is the author of a book of stories and two novels, one of which is Frances Johnson. You shouldn’t miss this. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, 7:30 pm, donations.

KATHLEEN RAGAN
The author reads from her new collection Outfoxing Fear: Folktales from Around the World. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

POETRY/OPEN MICS

ELLIOTT BAY OPEN MIKE NIGHT: Signup at 7, reading at 7:30 pm. Last Wednesday of the month. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, free.

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. Saturdays at 6 pm. Epilogue Books, 2005 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.

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: Every Tuesday at 8 pm. Mirabeau Room, 529 Queen Anne Ave N, 650-2869, $4.

STAGE FRIGHT: Youth open mic. Fourth Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, free.

TAKE A POEM INTO YOUR HEART: Featured readers. Fourth Friday of every month at 7 pm, signup at 6:45 pm. Bookworm Exchange, 4860 Rainier Ave, 722-6633, free.

Support The Stranger

SEATTLE SPIT: Featured readers and an open mic. First Thursday of every month at 8:30 pm. The Wild Rose, 1021 E Pike St, free.

TUESDAYS AT THE CABARET: An evening of poetry, comedy, and prose on the second Tuesday of every month. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, $5.