The three nominees for this year’s Genius Award in literature—Ed Skoog, Kary Wayson, and Ellen Forney—come together for a group reading and Q&A to show off their genius-level work. What kind of weird stuff will two poets and a cartoonist discuss? They have a lot in common; they’ve all made their bones in short work, they’re all beloved members of Seattle’s artistic community, and they’re all obsessed with nonprose communication methods. Plus: booze! Not even the host for this event—aka me—can manage to fuck this one up. (Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, www.hugohouse.org, 7:30 pm, $10)

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