We have a reading about the Northwest Passage, a reading about a train accident, and more today.

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At the Douglass-Truth branch of the library, Dolen Perkins-Valdez will give a reading. My intern, J.T. Oldfield, really liked Wench, a debut novel about "four enslaved women who become their masters’ mistresses." Oldfield compels you to go with all of her internly authority.

Town Hall hosts Charles Emmerson tonight. Is the Arctic fucked? Emmerson, who is the author of The Future History of the Arctic probably knows better than you.

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Dan Peters reads at Pilot Books at 6 pm tonight as part of Small Press Fest. Peters is the author of Down the Road the Children Go, which is a collection of poetry. And then, at 7 pm, a collection of poets from great small press publisher Canarium Books will read. Ish Klein, John Beer, and Paul Killebrew will allegedly "be coming through with glasses raised." There's nothing like poetry and booze—there has been free booze at most of the Pilot Books events this month—to set a heart aflame. This sounds like a pleasant evening to me.

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.