READINGS


THURSDAY 11/23

There are no readings scheduled today. Eat dark meat and watch football.


FRIDAY 11/24

Nope. Enjoy your leftovers.


SATURDAY 11/25


THOMAS LAIRD

Laird is a photographer from England who--along with Ian Baker, the Dalai Lama, and other graphic artists--collaborated to create The Dalai Lama's Secret Temple: Tantric Wall Paintings from Tibet, a book documenting the fantastic wall paintings located in a temple behind Tibet's Potala Palace. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, advance free tickets available at store.


ANNE MCTIERNAN, M.D., PH.D., JULIE GRALOW, M.D., & LISA TALBOTT

McTiernan, Gralow, and Talbott are the co-authors of Breast Fitness, an illustrated guide to "the new-found connection between exercise and breast cancer." Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, 1 pm, free.


MOHAI HOLIDAY HISTORY MARKET

Ho ho ho! Meet local authors, craftspeople, and historians while getting a needed jump on your Christmas shopping at this early holiday season consumer's market. Free on-site gift wrapping provided by University Bookstore. Museum of History & Industry, 2700 24th Ave E, 634-3400, 10 am-5 pm, free.


SUNDAY 11/26


SUSAN RICH, ALLISON GREEN, & ELIZABETH AUSTEN

Three local writers read from new works revolving on the theme of "Mapping the Body." Rich is a professor at Highline Community College whose book of award-winning poetry, The Cartographer's Tongue, was praised by J. M. Coetzee as "a collection... sensual yet exact in their language, generous in the range and power of their emotion"; Stranger contributor Rebecca Brown calls Green's novel Half-Moon Scar both "intense" and "lyrical"; and writer/performer Austen's poem "Learning Courage" will appear in the forthcoming collection FruitFlesh. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 748-1551, 7:30 pm, free.


*PAUL HUNTER, SUZANNE A. VILLEGAS, & KURT EISENLOHR

Three featured writers to perform readings of 15-20 minutes for this installment of the Titlewave Reading Series. Hunter is an award-winning poet whose collections include Pullman, Mockingbird, and Clown Car; Villegas is a member of the Latino writers group Los Norteños whose poetry and short stories have been featured on NPR; Eisenlohr's new novel, Meat Won't Pay My Light Bill, was called "harrowingly funny and uncannily original" by novelist Mike Daily (Valley). This event will also feature the music of Angelina Baldoz and Paul Hoskins, members of the horn quartet BOLT. Titlewave Fine Used Books, 7 Mercer St, 324-6379, 7:30 pm, free.


ORANGE ROOM COLLECTIVE

This edition of Red Sky Poetry Theatre features readings by Orange Room Collective members Laurie Conner, Jourdan Imani Keith, Eric Parsons, Ace Moor, and Felicia Gonzalez. Event also includes open mic (sign-up begins at 7 pm). Globe Cafe, 1531 14th Ave, 633-5647, 7:30 pm, free.


LAURA GAMACHE, RETA JARVIE, & KAY MULLEN

Three poets and an open mic. Wit's End Bookstore & Tea Shop, 770 N 34th St, 682-1268, 7 pm, free.


MONDAY 11/27


*JANET THOMAS

Thomas is the creator of The Battle in Seattle: The Story Behind and Beyond the WTO Demonstrations, a collection of first-hand accounts from a wide variety of people who got a momentary glimpse of the brutal, fascistic underbelly of global free trade. Kane Hall, Walker Ames Room, UW Campus, 634-3400, 7 pm, tickets required (available free at University Bookstore).


*DINESH D'SOUZA

Reading and signing by the author of The Virtue of Prosperity: Finding Values in an Age of Techno-Affluence, a study that takes a look at who gets rich and how in this monstrous cyber-crazy, late-capitalist global economy. Kane Hall, 7 pm, tickets required (available at University Bookstore for $5 or $8 at the door).


*WESLEY WEHR

Local author/curator Wehr's recently published book-- The Eighth Lively Art: Conversations with Painters, Poets, Musicians, and the Wicked Witch of the West--serves as an informal yet intimate oral history of Seattle's art scene. Third Place Books, 7 pm, free.


DUANE NIATUM

Niatum reads from and signs his sixth book of poetry, The Crooked Beak of Love. University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE , 634-3400, 7 pm, free.


*CRAIG VAN RIPER

Critic John Olson described Van Riper's poetry as "Admixtures of pain and pleasure, the bittersweet, the pungent juices of conjugation are given life in ink, life among the dreaming light of words." Van Riper's latest chapbook is Convenient Danger. See Bio Box. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, advance free tickets available at store.


TUESDAY 11/28


*JOHN RIDLEY

Ridley, who began his career as a standup comic, has become an acclaimed noir writer, achieving early success in both film (the screenplays for U-Turn and Three Kings) and literature (the novels Stray Dogs, Love Is a Racket, and Everybody Smokes in Hell). The Los Angeles Times has praised him as a "vivid and funny" writer with "a sharp eye for detail and an ear for offbeat speech," while the N.Y. Times claimed "if Richard Ford wrote genre fiction, it might read something like this." Benaroya Hall, 200 University, 621-2230, 7:30 pm, $7.50-$18 (Seattle Arts & Lectures six-part series tickets are also available).


JOHN MEDINA

Medina is a molecular biologist teaching at the UW; his latest book, The Genetic Inferno: Inside the Seven Deadly Sins, grapples with the idea that we are all just big sacks of meat being told to do this or that by the weird chemicals shooting around in our brains. Kane Hall, UW Campus, 7 pm, tickets required (available gratis at University Bookstore).


*CARY MOON, CHARLES MUDEDE, & EMILY HALL

Moon and The Stranger's Hall and Mudede lecture on "Place and the Cultural Imagination" as part of the "Imagined Landscapes: Imagined Seattle" reading series on urban reality. Consolidated Works, 1122 E Pike St, 381-3218, 8 pm, $7, $5 members.


*TERI HEIN

Reading and signing by the author of Atomic Farmgirl: The Betrayal of Chief Qualchan, the Appaloosa, and Me, a memoir of growing up on farmland poisoned by nuclear waste from the Hanford reservation. University Bookstore, 7 pm, free.


JAN HARPER-HAINES

Harper-Haines is the author of Cold River Spirits: A Story of an Athabascan-Irish Family in Twentieth Century Alaska, a memoir "told with wit and skill, showing the humor and joy, as well as the sorrow of a family's struggle to cross the divide between cultures" (Tony Hillerman). Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, advance free tickets available at store.


WEDNESDAY 11/29


BETH LOFFREDA

Loffreda--a University of Wyoming professor and straight faculty advisor to the campus gay and lesbian association--is the author of Losing Matt Shepherd: Life and Politics in the Aftermath of Anti-Gay Murder. Kane Hall, UW Campus, 7 pm, tickets required (available gratis at University Bookstore).


CALEB CARR

With his new novel Killing Time, the author of The Alienist is said to have created an entirely new literary genre: "future history." Hell, sounds like a money-maker to me. Carr is appearing in two locations today: Third Place Books, 1 pm, free; and University Bookstore, 7 pm, free.


MICHAEL KINSLEY

The local editor of online zine Slate pimps his first off-line book, The Slate Diaries. See Stranger Suggests. Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, advance free tickets available at store.


JAN HARPER-HAINES

See Tuesday listing. Third Place Books, 6:30 pm, free.

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