Walks Through Lost Paris: A Journey into the Heart of Historic Paris is about the demolition of Paris in the mid-1900s and the creation of the city that stands today. Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park), 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333. Free. 6:30 pm.
The Grays is a UFO novel. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400. Free. 7 pm.
The journalist reads from and talks about Maurice Rosenblatt and the Fall of Joseph McCarthy. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600. Free. 7:30 pm.
Microthrills is "an episodic memoir" of Spero's "not-so-thrilling life," according to press materials. Carnegie's, 2026 NW Market Street, 634-3400 for info. Free. 7 pm.
HOWEVER, BILL HORIST
Subtext continues its monthly series of experimental writing with performances by HOWEVER and Bill Horist. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030. Free (donations accepted). 7:30 pm.
ELLIOTT BAY OPEN MIKE NIGHT Signup at 7 pm, reading at 7:30 pm. Last Wednesday of the month. at Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600. Free. Last Thurs. MELLOW MONDAYS Poetry, a little music, and happy hour prices for poets and their friends. at Bai Pai Thai, 2316 NE 65th St Ste 101, 527-4800. Free. 8 pm. POETSWEST Featured readers and an open mic. Saturdays at 4 pm. at Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave NW, 682-1268 for info. Free. 4 pm. SCRATCHING POST Poetry open mic, all ages. Thursdays at 8 pm, signup at 7:30 pm. at Mr. Spot's Chai House, 5463 Leary Ave NW, 297-2424. Free. Thurs, 8 pm. SEATTLE POETRY SLAM Every Tuesday at 8 pm. at Mirabeau Room, 529 Queen Anne Ave N, 217-2800. $5. Tues, 8 pm.