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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Reading Today

posted by on April 12 at 8:28 AM


An open mic and a bunch of other things going on today in readingsville.

First, at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet for a Small Planet, will read as part of the Seattle Green Festival, which takes place all weekend long. It will have significantly fewer funny costumes than SakuraCon.

Pari Noskin Taichert reads from her mystery The Sorocco Blast at Elliott Bay Book Company. Earlier in the day, the Seattle Journal for Social Justice will also be reading at Elliott Bay. Social justice is very important, but both of these readings bore the hell out of me just reading about them.

Also, up in the U District, Ann Bannon, the author of The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, will be reading in conjunction with a performance by the Seattle Women’s Chorus. I write about Bannon and her wonderfulness in this week’s Constant Reader. She will also be reading tomorrow.

And, at the ungodly hour of 9 a.m. (on a Saturday!) at the Seattle Art Museum, Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade, will be giving a talk. She’s here with her new book, The Real Wealth of Nations. This is a very smart lady, and this looks to be the most interesting reading going on today.

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.

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Pari Noskin was my high school counselor in Albuquerque. Too bad I didn't see this till tonight. :(

Posted by wow | April 12, 2008 7:04 PM

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