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There was an Ursula K. LeGuin event scheduled tonight at the library. According to Elliott Bay Book Company, that event has been canceled and LeGuin will try to reschedule for early 2011.

Over at the Sorrento Hotel, it's time for Words & Wine with Laurie David. Ms. David, who is a television producer and a famous environmentalist, will discuss her new book, The Family Dinner. As I reported last week, this is the final Words & Wine event.

The Third Place bookstores are hosting the authors of Stumbling Into Infinity : An Ordinary Man in the Sphere of Enlightenment (at the Ravenna store) and Meat Lovers Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour (at Lake Forest Park).

Armistead Maupin reads at University Book Store tonight. Maupin is a San Francisco author famous for his Tales of the City series. He has most recently written a novel titled Mary Ann in Autumn.

Over in West Seattle at C and P Coffee Company, it's time for an event called Literary Fires: An Evening of New Poetry and Prose. Local authors will read new work about fire. The authors include Susan Rich, Elizabeth Austen and Harold Taw. I do not know Taw or Rich so well, but I enjoy Austen's poetry a lot; this could be a nice, laid-back event.

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