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Up at the Ballard Public Library, we've got an event called Artifacts Artofacts. Local authors Felicia Gonzalez, Margot Kahn Case and Ghida Sinno will tell family narratives that may or may not be fictional.

At 6 pm tonight, I'll be interviewing Kristin Hersh onstage at Elliott Bay Book Company. Hersh is the founder of Throwing Muses and she's now in a band called 50FOOTWAVE. She's also a prolific solo artist. Hersh is the author of Rat Girl, a new memoir set in 1985, the year that Throwing Muses was about to break big (and also the year that Hersh got pregnant for the first time). I'm going to be asking her questions about how she turned her teenage journals into a well-written memoir, and you can ask her anything you'd like, too.

E. E. King will be over at Pilot Books tonight. King's book Dirk Quigby's Guide to the Afterlife is a review of all the various afterlives.If you're religious, you'll probably be offended.

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And then, at 8 pm, Elliott Bay is hosting a second reading. R. Tripp Evans is the author of Grant Wood: A Biography. It's a big book about the man who painted American Gothic.

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.