1. Alissa Nutting is the author of Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls. This book is "the recipient of the Sixth Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction." It was selected for the award by Ben Marcus. If that excites you—and it should—you should go to her reading tonight at Elliott Bay Book Company. You can find one story from the book here.

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2. David Edward Byrd will be appearing at the Center for Sustainable Book Arts on Vashon Island tonight. Byrd is a famous poster artist who made posters for Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, the Woodstock Festival, and much more, including Broadway shows and the Harry Potter movies. This is the opening of the largest-ever exhibition of Byrd's work.

3. Much more here.

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