THURSDAY 4/13

VAN JONES
The attorney and human rights activist gives a lecture called "Green Jobs, Not Jails." University of Washington, Kane Hall, Room 110, 543-3920, 7 pm, free.

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KAREN ARMSTRONG
The religious historian reads from The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions. Seattle First Baptist Church, 111 Harvard Ave, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

PETER ROCK
The Unsettling is a book of short stories. Elliot Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

JOSHUA MARIE WILKINSON
Lug Your Careless Body Out of the Careful Dusk is a great title for a poetry collection. Open Books: A Poem Emporium, 2414 N 45th St, 633-0811, 7:30 pm, free.

FRIDAY 4/14

MICHAEL MEADE
The mythologist talks about Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements in Life. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave S at E Yesler Way, 323-4032, 7 pm, $7.

SIBYL JAMES
China Beats is poetry. Elliott Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

CHRIS TORRISON MACKAY
Mackay talks about The High Kingdom of Nepal and shows slides. Ravenna Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave NE, 525-2347, 7:30 pm, free.

SATURDAY 4/15

JACK BISHOP
The Cook's Illustrated guy reads from The Best Light Recipes. Elliot Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 2 pm, free.

BILL CURTSINGER
The National Geographic photographer holds forth on Extreme Nature: Images from the World's Edge. Elliot Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

MONDAY 4/17

ANNE LAMOTT
The author reads from Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, a book of essays. Seattle First Baptist Church, 624-6600, 7 pm, free.

ROBERT HILL
When All Is Said and Done is a debut novel about a marriage. Elliot Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, free.

TUESDAY 4/18

ROBERT ATKINS
He is the editor of Censoring Culture: Contemporary Threats to Free Expression, with contributions by J. M. Coetzee, Judy Blume, and others. Elliot Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 6 pm, free.

KATE BRAVERMAN
Braverman reads from Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles: An Accidental Memoir. Elliot Bay Book Company, 624-6600, 8 pm, free.

WEDNESDAY 4/19

MICHAEL GRUBER
Night of the Iguana is a detective novel involving a murderer. ParkPlace Books, 425-828-6546, 7 pm, free.

JANÉE BAUGHER, JAIME CURL, JEANNE MOREL
The three writers read. Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919, 7 pm, free.

Support The Stranger

recommended HARVEY PEKAR
See Stranger Suggests. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, $5.

recommended DAVID ABEL, NICO VASSILAKIS
Abel's most recent book is a chapbook called Black Valentine. Vassilakis is working on a play about Morton Feldman. This is an installment of Leg to Stand On, a worthy reading series that keeps getting accidentally dropped from this calendar. (Sorry, Doug!) Oseao Gallery, 1402 E Pike St, 568-0291, 7:45 pm, $5.