As part of Poetry Month, poet Don Mee Choi will be taking up residence at the Henry for the day, from 11 am on. Choi is the author of The Morning News Is Exciting, which is a great name for a book of poetry. He will reportedly be sitting at a desk all day. Maybe you should just go and strike up a conversation.
The South Center Barnes & Noble is hosting a group reading. Mark Henry, Jessica Slade, Harry Connolly, and Gayle Ann Williams will all sign books. The press release suggests that there will be "mayhem," which Princeton's Wordnet defines as "the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person." STAY AWAY! (This press release is part of a continuing trend of press releases we've been getting lately promising "madness" and "mayhem" and "wholesale slaughter"—okay, maybe not that last one—as features of upcoming book readings. I would like to advise PR people to take a moment and think about what you're promising before you write your release.)
Charlotte Dennett reads at Ravenna Third Place Books tonight. Dennett, the author of The People v. Bush : One Lawyer's Campaign to Bring the President to Justice and the National Grassroots Movement She Encounters is a little too goddamned late, but it's good to remember how fucked we were just three short years ago, so I recommend this reading.
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.