This reading features three young men at varying stages of literary greatness. The prolific Meno has already put out three wonderful novels—The Boy Detective Fails is a twisted riff on the Hardy Boys—but his newest, The Great Perhaps, squarely places him in the big leagues. Local author Boudinot's first novel, Misconceptions, will be ˆreleased to great expectations this fall. Simmons is a local blogger and bookseller whose first novella, The Jello Horse, is a promising debut. Mark my words: All three are on the way up. (Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St, 624-6600. 7:30 pm, free.)

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