We have a former drug dealer talking about gang violence, a celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday, some guy who did something dangerous in Alaska once, a book called The Informed Gardener, and much more going on tonight.

Tonight at the Northgate branch of Seattle Public Library, it's time for the up-north version of Citywide Conversations: Help Plan the Future of the Library. I went to the Central Branch version of this yesterday, and it was a frustrating experience. But I'd still encourage you to go and say what you think the library needs.

The Hugo House is hosting Castalia tonight. UW Creative Writing students read new work, with UW teacher Richard Kenney and the awesome Rebecca Hoogs.

Joe Hill reads at University Book Store. The horror novelist and comic book author, who probably does not like it when people point out that he is the son of Stephen King, reads from his new novel, Horns.

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Matthew Zapruder, who was won more awards than your mom at a sex contest, reads work at Pilot Books. Zapruder will be followed by CAConrad, who really does spell his name like that. Then you will eat and drink free refreshments as part of Pilot Books's Small Press Festival.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here. And if you're planning on staying in and you're looking for personalized book recommendations, feel free to tell me the books you like and ask me what to read next over at Questionland.