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JANUARY

29 DAVE BARRY The best-selling Florida humorist (and millionaire as a result) shares from Dave Barry's

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JANUARY

29 DAVE BARRY The best-selling Florida humorist (and millionaire as a result) shares from Dave Barry's Money Secrets—Like: Why Is There a Giant Eyeball on the Dollar? Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255, www.townhallseattle.org.

30 TAMARA DRAUT She feels your financial pain in Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255, www.townhallseattle.org.

31 PO BRONSON Seattle native, Oprah favorite, excellent hair. He'll flog his new self-help book, Why Do I Love These People? Honest and Amazing Stories of Real Families. Group hug, everyone! University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., 206-634-3400, www.bookstore.washington.edu.

FEBRUARY

2 PAUL BREMER Bring rotten fruit to throw at the idiot Bush apparatchik and author of My Year in Iraq: The Struggle to Build a Future of Hope. Gee, that went well. Foolproof at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-325-2993, www.foolproof.org.

7 GALT NIEDERHOFFER Her already praised debut novel, A Taxonomy of Barnacles, concerns a Salinger- esque family of square pegs. Elliott Bay Book Co., 101 S. Main St., 206-624-6600, www.elliottbaybook.com.

9 JONATHAN AMES, LYNN HARRIS & NEAL POLLACK More of a cabaret than a traditional author reading, the three humorists share a titillating bill titled "Hot & Bothered: An Evening in Bed." Nextbook at Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., 888-621-2230, www.nextbook.org.

9 JULIAN BARNESArthur & George is his latest novel, which casts Sir Arthur Conan Doyle into a real-life crime tale that was the tabloid sensation of 1906. Elliott Bay Book Co., 101 S. Main St., 206-624-6600, www.elliottbaybook.com.

9 ANYA KAMENETZ Columnist for our sister publication The Village Voice, she looks at the economic hardships of being young in Generation Debt. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255, www.townhallseattle.org.

16 DOUGLAS CENTURY & DAVID SHIELDS UW professor (and erstwhile SW contributor) Shields interviews the author of Barney Ross, a biography of the Jewish boxer, World War II hero, and soldier of Israel.Nextbook at Henry Art Gallery, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 888-621-2230, www.nextbook.org.

19 YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA The Pulitzer Prize–winning poet reads from collections including Taboo: The Wishbone Trilogy, Part 1. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255, www.townhallseattle.org.

20 KARENNA GORE SCHIFF Daughter of the former veep (not to be confused with Kristen, the TV comedy writer), she profiles ladies who mattered in Lighting the Way: Nine Women Who Shaped Modern America. Elliott Bay Book Co., 101 S. Main St., 206-624-6600, www.elliottbaybook.com.

21 TAYLOR BRANCH He completes his civil-rights trilogy with At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965–1968. Foolproof at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-325-2993, www.foolproof.org.

21 ROBERT FERRIGNOPrayers for the Assassin is the Kirkland writer's first thriller to be set (in part) here in the Northwest. In it, the U.S. is part Islamic theocracy. Seattle Mystery Book Shop, 117 Cherry St., 206-587-5737. www.seattlemystery.com.

28 AZAR NAFISI The Iranian-born professor's 2003 memoir, Reading Lolita in Tehran, became a huge best seller, and she has more to say about literature, Islam, and the Middle East. Seattle Arts & Lectures at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 206-621-2230, www.lectures.org.

MARCH

4 KRISTIN HENDERSON She reminds us of the domestic cost of Iraq in While They're at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront. Elliott Bay Book Co., 101 S. Main St., 206-624-6600, www.elliottbaybook.com.

6 ROBERT BLY The author, translator, and poet (My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy: Poems) begins a series of verse visitors to Seattle. Seattle Arts & Lectures at Intiman Theatre, Seattle Center, 206-621-2230, www.lectures.org.

8 GLORIA STEINEM Author, activist, and pio- neering feminist, she speaks on the topic of "If Women Mattered." Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255, www.townhallseattle.org.

13 WILLIAM T. VOLLMANN His latest doorstop, Uncentering the Earth: Copernicus and the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, adds to his already weighty reputation in American letters. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255, www.townhall seattle.org.

22 ADRIENNE RICH Her most recent verse collection is The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000–2004. Seattle Arts & Lectures at Intiman Theatre, Seattle Center, 206-621-2230, www.lectures.org.

23 ELIZABETH KOLBERT Begun in The New Yorker, her Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change only gets more topical as summer nears and cheap oil disappears. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255, www.townhallseattle.org.

30 JEREMY DAUBER A professor of Yiddish studies at Columbia, he discusses Bruce Wagner, Nathanael West, and other Jewish writers in his talk "Write, Sammy, Write: The Hollywood Novel." Nextbook at Henry Art Gallery, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 888-621-2230, www.nextbook.org.

APRIL

3 JODY PICOULT A perennial best seller, she comes to read from The Tenth Circle. Elliott Bay Book Co., 101 S. Main St., 206-624-6600, www.elliottbaybook.com.

4 TONY HOAGLAND The Southern-based poet's latest collection is What Narcissism Means to Me. Seattle Arts & Lectures at Intiman Theatre, Seattle Center, 206-621-2230, www.lectures.org.

5 SHALOM AUSLANDER & BERNARD COOPER Jews on the radio is the topic of writers Auslander (Beware of God) and Cooper (The Bill From My Father). Nextbook at Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., 888-621-2230, www.nextbook.org.

13 TIM FLANNERY We can't get enough of global warming, and neither can the Australian author of The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255, www.townhallseattle.org.

24 DAVID SEDARIS OK, this evening with the author of Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is already sold out, but that doesn't mean you can't wait outside and offer sex for tickets.Foolproof at Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., 206-628-0888, www.foolproof.org.

25 PETER MATTHIESSEN Mr. Snow Leopard himself, the wide-ranging intellect discusses his travels, the environment, Zen, and whatever else comes into his capacious mind Seattle Arts & Lectures at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 206-621-2230, www.lectures.org.

 
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