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At Town Hall tonight, Erika Lee and Judy Yung, who are reportedly "two renowned scholars of Asian-American history," will discuss how San Francisco's Angel Island immigration station served as the Ellis Island of the west coast.

Elliott Bay Book Company is hosting an enormous group reading. The press release says that "...two dozen local and regional poet/contributors to New Poets of the American West take turns reading from their work." 24 poets in a row sounds more like a test of an audience's strength than a reading to me.

Local author Shauna Ahern will be at the Queen Anne Farmer's Market this afternoon. Ahern's Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back...And How You Can Too is about how Ahern vowed to wipe all gluten from the face of the earth. (Or something slightly less hyperbolic.)

But the reading of the night is at Pilot Books. Matthew Pitt is the St. Louis-based author of a short story collection titled Attention Please Now, which is a very good title, if a little bit needy.

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.

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