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1. Kurt Timmermeister reads at Third Place Books tonight. If you haven't read my piece about his memoir, Growing a Farmer, you should. And if you shut your brain off when you read the word "memoir," you should turn it back on again: This is a memoir populated almost entirely by Timmermeister and farm animals, with almost no other human beings in sight. It's fascinating. If, like me, you are an unrepentant city-dweller who likes to read about nature and living off the land as escapism, this is the book for you.

2. Elliott Bay Book Company hosts Urban Waite tonight. Waite, who is a local author, reads from his much-buzzed-about thriller, The Terror of Living. If you're in the mood for a Northwest-set thriller with muscular, propulsive prose, you should give this one a try.

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3. Zines and comics! Hugo House is hosting "Open Studio" this afternoon, which is an opportunity to work on zines with other zine-loving people. There will be snacks. And Fantagraphics Books is hosting a reading at their Georgetown store. Aaron Renier is the author of the young-adult pirate adventure comic The Unsinkable Walker Bean. Jason Shiga has been published in McSweeney’s, and his next comic, Empire State, is coming soon. They will talk about their process and will then sign books. Refreshments will be served at this event, too. If you visit Hugo House and then Fantagraphics tonight, you might be able to get an entire free meal made out of snacks.

4. There's more going on tonight, including a fucking LaRouchie talking at the Ballard branch of SPL (if you were in a petty mood, you could go and show him the same respect that LaRouche folks show pedestrians in downtown Seattle). Find all the information in our comprehensive reading calendar.