This is probably the last big literary event of 2010. Grace Krilanovich's new novel from chic Brooklyn press Two Dollar Radio, The Orange Eats Creeps, is about a band of "hobo vampire junkies" wandering the postapocalyptic Pacific Northwest of the 1990s. Joining Krilanovich in her genre-muddling evening will be local luminary Ryan Boudinot, who'll debut a piece from his upcoming novel about someone building Manhattan in Puget Sound, and experimental Portland author Gabriel Blackwell, who wrote a stellar short story about seven versions of a man named Walter Pidgeon sitting in a waiting room. (University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free)

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