Thursday 8/10

JANA McBURNEY-LIN, MARC PAUL KAPLAN

They are the authors of Half of the Sky and Over the Edge, both of them debut novels. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600. Free. 5:30 pm.

CRANKY

A reading of the new issue of Cranky Literary Journal, featuring Michael Robins, Michele Glazer, and others. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030. $5, free w/ $8 journal purchase. 7 pm.

recommended ELLEN FORNEY

See Stranger Suggests, p. 23. Bailey/Coy Books, 414 Broadway E, 323-8842. Free. 7 pm.

KATHLEEN McGOWAN

The Expected One is a mystery involving religious scrolls. Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park), 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333. Free. 7 pm.

WILLIAM C. DIETZ, SYNE MITCHELL, ERIC NYLUND

They are contributors to Elemental: The Tsunami Relief Anthology: Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400. Free. 7 pm.

C.C. LONG

Puget Sound is a book of short stories set here. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600. Free. 7:30 pm.

Friday 8/11

recommended TOMMY CHONG

One half of Cheech and Chong talks about The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint. Don't ask him to sign your bong. He will only sign books. University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400. Free. 7 pm.

KRIS SAKNUSSEMM

Zanesville is a comic novel featuring an amnesic. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 624-6600 for info. Free. 7:30 pm.

Saturday 8/12

recommended DIANE WILSON, PETER LAUFER

Wilson is the author of An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas. Laufer is the author of Mission Rejected: U.S. Soldiers Who Say No to Iraq. They discuss Iraq. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600. Free. 1:30 pm.

ALLAN MacDONELL

Prisoner of X: 20 Years in the Hole at Hustler Magazine is a memoir. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600. Free. 4:30 pm.

SENATOR BYRON DORGAN

The Democratic senator reads from Take This Job & Ship It, about corporate greed, outsourcing, etc. Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park), 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333. Free. 6 pm.

CHRISTINE DEAVEL

The poet (and Open Books owner) reads from work set in Indiana. Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave E, 956-8372. $5-15. 8 pm.

Monday 8/14

PHILIP FRIED

Big Men Speaking to Little Men is a poetry collection. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600. Free. 7:30 pm.

Tuesday 8/15

DR. LINDA M. POTTER

The doctor dispenses Common Medical Sense. Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, 386-4636. Free. 6 pm.

BETTYE JOHNSON

Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls is a novel. Third Place Books (Lake Forest), 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333. Free. 7 pm.

TOM JAY

The Blossoms are Ghosts at the Wedding is a collection of essays and poems. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600. Free. 7:30 pm.

Wednesday 8/16

SHARON WHEATLEY

Til the Fat Girl Sings is a memoir. Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park), 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333. Free. 7 pm.

recommended ELLEN FORNEY

I Love Led Zeppelin is a collection of Forney's illustrations of the edgier elements of life­—like kicking smack. Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600. Free. 7:30 pm.