Books Reading Today
posted by April 5 at 8:25 AMon
An open mic, three authors reading work that celebrates the body alongside portions of a documentary titled Got Breast? and then some actually interesting-looking readings going on today.
Grant Baille is reading at Elliott Bay Book Company at 2 pm. He’s reading from his second novel, Mortarville, which is about a test tube baby found in the wreckage of a mad scientist’s lab. When the government realizes that he’s just a normal human being born in a jar, they send him off to the Secret Government Home for the Products of Mad Science. Eventually, he gets a job as a mall security guard.
At the University Presbyterian Church, C. Michael Mellor will be reading from his biography of Louis Braille, the famous inventor of…wait for it…braille. I think that braille is crazy interesting—what does such a different reading experience have do to one’s comprehension?—and there should be a good Q&A afterward.
Full readings calendar, including the next week or so, here.
Also, if you haven’t already, you should check out the nifty, brand-new books page, which has a ton more reviews and a mini-blog revue of the last week’s books-themed Slog posts, over here.