Books Valentina Giambanco She reads from her spooky new book, The Gift of

Books

Valentina Giambanco She reads from her spooky new book, The Gift of the Darkness. Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle, WA 98104 Free Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 12pm

Adam Sobel The atmospheric scientist discusses his new book Storm Surge in the Foege Auditorium.  University of Washington Campus, 15th Ave. N.E. and N.E. 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:30pm

Garry Wills The historian in conversation with Rebecca Brown discusses his book, The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis.

Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7:30pm

Seattle Poetry Slam Local poets share their verse and spoken word compositions. 21 and over. Rebar, 1114 Howell StreetSeattle, WA $5 Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 8 – 11:30pm

Timothy Williams He signs The Honest Folk of Guadeloupe. Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle, WA 98104 Free Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 12pm

David Vann He discusses his new book, Aquarium. Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7pm

John Neeleman

Logos: A Novel of Christianity’s Origin is his historical fiction debut.  University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7pm

Paul Beatty He reads from his new novel, The Sellout. Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104 Free Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7pm

Alma Alexander

Random is a part of her Were Chronicles YA fantasy series.  University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7pm

Jane Hirshfield

Come, Thief is her latest book of poetry.  Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7pm

David C. Korten

Change the Story, Change the Future is the activist’s latest nonfiction book on our economy.  Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Free Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:30pm

Timothy Donnelly The winner of the author of the 2012 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit  and The Cloud Corporation lectures on poetry and the misuse of language.  Chihuly Garden and Glass, 305 Harrison St. (Seattle Center), Seattle, WA 98109 $5-$15 Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:30pm

Farzana Marie She discusses Load Poems Like Guns, an anthology of Afghan women’s poetry she translated and edited.  Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Friday, March 20, 2015, 7pm

Ferrett Steinmetz

University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 fre Friday, March 20, 2015, 7pm

Ferrett Steinmetz His new book Flex imagines a world where narcotics let you bend reality.  University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Friday, March 20, 2015, 7pm

Sarah Mangusto David Shields talks to her all about her new book Ongoingness: The End of a Diary, where she discusses the decision to end a diary she’d kept for 25 years. She’s already received high praise from Miranda July.  Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7pm

Stephen Alter

Becoming a Mountain is the story of the author’s Himalayan treks taken after he and his wife were brutally attacked.  Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3pm

Thomas Bryant The Bainbridge-based automotive journalist discusses his new book, Mazda MX-5 Miata: Twenty-five Years. Eagle Harbor Books, 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Free Sunday, March 22, 2015, 3pm

Caryl Phillips

The Lost Child is his tenth novel and response to Wuthering Heights.  Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Monday, March 23, 2015, 7pm

David Bonior The former Michigan congressional representative and author of Eastside Kid: A Memoir of My Youth from Detroit to Congress speaks on a panel on trade issues.  Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Monday, March 23, 2015, 7:30pm

Jacqueline Winspear Masie’s journey home takes a strange turn in A Dangerous Place. (Also at Third Place Books 7 p.m.) Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle, WA 98104 Free Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 12 – 1pm

Mary Doria Russell Nancy Pearl talks to her about her new historical fiction novel, Epitaph, about the Wild West and 19th century politics.  University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7pm

Seattle Poetry Slam Local poets share their verse and spoken word compositions. 21 and over. Rebar, 1114 Howell StreetSeattle, WA $5 Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 8 – 11:30pm

Brandon Mull

Crystal Keepers is the third installment in the best-selling Five Kingdoms fantasy series.  Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7pm

Carol Cassella The author and practicing anesthesiologist sets her new book Gemini in Seattle, where her main character works at Beacon Hospital.  ParkPlace Books, 348 Parkplace CenterKirkland, WA 98033 Free Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7pm

Marie-Rose Phan-Le

Talking Story: One Woman’s Quest to Preserve Ancient Spiritual and Healing Traditions is her companion to an award-winning film. (Also at Third Place Books 7 p.m. Thurs., March 26.) Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7pm

James Hannaham In his new Delicious Foods, a widow finds herself separated from her son on a mysterious farm.  Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7pm

Luis Alberto Urrea The prolific author (The Hummingbird’s Daughter, The Devil’s Highway, etc.) discusses his craft. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 $12 Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7pm

Emerald City Comicon Get out your Lumpy Space Princess costume because you won’t want to miss this year’s celebrity guests, including John Barrowman, Julie Benz, LeVar Burton, Charisma Carpenter, and Stan Lee. emeraldcitycomicon.com Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl., Seattle, WA 98101 $35 Friday, March 27, 2015, 10am – 7pm

J.A. Jance J.A. Jance’s new book Cold Betrayal is about a woman facing two very strange and dangerous crises. Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle, WA 98104 Free Friday, March 27, 2015, 12pm

Deborah Bacharach Her new collection of poems, After I Stop Lying, features women dealing with the mundane.  Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle, 98115 Free Friday, March 27, 2015, 6:30pm

Lucy Knisley The graphic novelist discusses her two recent releases on Fantagraphics, An Age of License and Displacement.

Elliott Bay Book Co., 1521 10th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 Free Friday, March 27, 2015, 7pm

Paige McKenzie Paige McKenzie is the teen star of the popular web series Haunting of Sunshine Girl; this is her eponymous debut book. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Friday, March 27, 2015, 7pm

Blaine Harden

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot is the latest from the Seattle journalist about the rise of Kim II Sung, North Korea’s founding dictator.  Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101 $5 Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30pm

Emerald City Comicon Get out your Lumpy Space Princess costume because you won’t want to miss this year’s celebrity guests, including John Barrowman, Julie Benz, LeVar Burton, Charisma Carpenter, and Stan Lee. emeraldcitycomicon.com Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl., Seattle, WA 98101 $45 Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10am – 7pm

Emerald City Comicon Get out your Lumpy Space Princess costume because you won’t want to miss this year’s celebrity guests, including John Barrowman, Julie Benz, LeVar Burton, Charisma Carpenter, and Stan Lee. emeraldcitycomicon.com Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl., Seattle, WA 98101 $35 Sunday, March 29, 2015, 10am – 5pm

Naomi Novik Her twist on the classic fairy tale, Uprooted, is about a wizard named Dragon, who requests something strange in return for protecting a small village.  University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105 Free Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:30pm

Barney Frank The firebrand former congressman from Massachusetts, now retired, has authored Frank: A Life in Politics From the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage. He talks about it with local political writer Eric Liu. University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 N.E. 43rd St., Seattle, WA 98105 $27 Monday, March 30, 2015, 7pm

Kazuo Ishiguro  The author of Never Let Me Go reads from his highly anticipated new novel, The Buried Giant. (Also at Ravenna Third Place Books 8:30 a.m. Tues., March 31 for a special breakfast  (provided by Vios Cafe) reading.) Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104 Free Monday, March 30, 2015, 7pm

Seattle Poetry Slam Local poets share their verse and spoken word compositions. 21 and over. Rebar, 1114 Howell StreetSeattle, WA $5 Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 8 – 11:30pm

Emily Nagoski The woman behind the popular sex blog “The Dirty Normal” brings us Come as You Are.

The University Bookstore, See website for details. Thursday, April 2, 2015

Rae Armantrout The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet reads from her new collection, Itself.

Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 See website for details. Friday, April 3, 2015

Seattle Poetry Slam Local poets share their verse and spoken word compositions. 21 and over. Rebar, 1114 Howell StreetSeattle, WA $5 Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 8 – 11:30pm




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