THURSDAY 5/31


MARIA P. P. ROOT

Root--a Seattle-based clinical psychologist and consultant to the U.S. Census Bureau--reads from and discusses her new book, Love's Revolution: Interracial Marriage. "Through meticulous scholarship and an array of fascinating first-person analyses of narratives," says Patricia Hill, "Root provides one of the most comprehensive and insightful analyses of interracial marriage thus far." Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main, 624-6600, 7:30 pm, tickets required (available free at store).


OPEN BOOKS POETRY READING

Two poets perform works from their soon-to-be-published collections: Amy Bonomi will read from In the Coming of the World, and Amy Scattergood reads from The Grammar of Nails. Open Books, 2414 N 45th St, 633-0811, 7:30 pm, free.


FRIDAY 6/1


JO-ANN MAPSON

Mapson, whose novels include The Wilder Sisters and Blue Rodeo, reads from her latest work, Bad Girl Creek, which Kirkus Reviews calls "an absorbing story... deepened by honest grappling with a whole slew of messy emotions and issues." Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, tickets required (available free at store).


AFTER LONG SILENCE POETRY READING

Reading by featured poets Carol Cellman and Holly Henke, plus an open mic memorial reading for local writer and activist Jo Nelson. Rose Room, North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N, 525-5373, 7:30 pm, free.


MICHAEL ARVAARLUK KUSAGAK

Kusagak, a popular Inuk children's writer from Canada, discusses "Children's Literature from Northern Canada and Nunavut." Kane Hall, Room 210, UW Campus, 221-6374, 7 pm, $10 adults/$5 kids.


JOHN NICHOLS

Nichols, described as "the Fellini of prose" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, reads from and signs The Voice of the Butterfly, a novel which follows the exploits of a group of misfits trying to save the obscure Rocky Mountain phistic copper butterfly. University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free.


SATURDAY 6/2


NANCY LORD

Lord is a writer, teacher, and commercial fisherwoman based in Homer, Alaska. This evening she reads from her latest story collection, The Man Who Swam with Beavers. "These fresh, startling wonderful stories deserve a wide readership," says Maxine Kumin, who adds, "I gobbled them up." (Note the amazing proliferation of double entendres in the above three sentences, please.) Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, tickets required (available free at store).


A WAKE FOR A. R. AMMONS

Stranger writer Grant Cogswell leads a memorial reading of Ammons' work. See Stranger Suggests. Victrola Coffee & Art, 411 15th Ave E, 325-6520, 4 pm, free.


SUNDAY 6/3


JOYCE BADGLEY HUNSAKER

Reading, signing, and special performance by Hunsaker, a stage actor and author of Sacagawea Speaks, an historical recreation of the Lewis and Clark expedition from the point of view of you-know-who. University Bookstore, 2 pm, free.


RED SKY POETRY THEATRE

Tonight's featured readers are Martin Mariott and Stephanie Skura, plus open mic (sign-ups at 7 pm). Globe Cafe, 1531 14th Ave, 633-5647, 7:30 pm, free.


NOVA POETRY PROJECT GROUP READING

Huge group reading by students of Nova School's Poetry Project. (Nova is an alternative school in the Seattle Public School System). Elliott Bay Book Company, 3 pm, free.


MONDAY 6/4


NEIL HENRY

Henry, a former Seattleite who is currently a professor of journalism at UC Berkeley, reads from his latest work, Pearl's Secret: A Black Man's Search for His White Family. Steve Cole says: "[Pearl's Secret] is an elegant, intimate journey through the American past and present. It slides effortlessly among genres... and succeeds at every level. Its revelations about race and identity lie at the wounded heart of American culture." Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, tickets required (available free at store).


JOYCE BADGLEY HUNSAKER

See Sunday listing. Elliott Bay Book Company, 5 pm, tickets required (available free at store).


J. RICHARD GOTT

Reading and signing by the author of redundantly-titled but otherwise fascinating book, Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time. University Bookstore, 7 pm, free.


TUESDAY 6/5


RICHARD RUSSO

Russo reads from his latest novel, Empire Falls. "In his biggest, boldest novel yet," writes Publishers Weekly, "the much-acclaimed author of Nobody's Fool and Straight Man subjects a full cross-section of a crumbling Maine mill town to piercing, compassionate scrutiny, capturing misfits, malefactors and misguided honest citizens alike in the steady beam of his prose... When it comes to evoking the cherished hopes and dreams of ordinary people, Russo is unsurpassed." Elliott Bay Book Company, 7:30 pm, tickets required (available free at store).


SHERMAN ALEXIE

Reading by the critically-acclaimed local author of Toughest Indian in the World. Barnes & Noble, 2700 NE University Village, 517-4107, 7 pm, free.


NEIL HENRY

See Monday listing. University Bookstore, 7 pm, free.


JULIE K. STEIN

Stein, a professor of anthropology at the University of Washington, reads from and signs Exploring Coast Salish Prehistory: The Archeology of San Juan Island. Burke Museum, UW Campus, 543-5590, 6:30 pm, free with museum admission.


WEDNESDAY 6/6


CHARLES GALLENKAMP

Reading and signing by the author of Dragon Hunter: Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic Expeditions, the story of a "real-life Indiana Jones." Kane Hall, UW Campus, 634-6600, 7:30 pm, tickets required (available free at University Bookstore).


SUBTEXT POETRY READING

Readings by Vancouver writer Meredith Quartermain and Seattle poet Mickey O'Connor, whose forthcoming new poetry collection is entitled Not Even Merely End. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030, 7:30 pm, $5.


OPEN BOOKS POETRY READING

Creative writing students in the Certificate Program at the UW Extension read their work. Open Books, 7 pm, free.

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