Books Reading Tonight
posted by April 7 at 10:04 AMon
It’s a slow day for readings in Seattle, with two open mics going on tonight and only one reading.
Cindy and Craig Corrie are reading at Town Hall Seattle tonight from Let Me Stand Alone, which is the collected letters and journals of their daughter, Rachel Corrie. There’s been a lot of writing about Rachel Corrie in The Stranger, particularly Eli’s beautiful piece on her from exactly five years ago this week. A couple weeks before that, Dan wrote a similarly thoughtful story about the “Saint Rachel” phenomenon. And Brendan reviewed My Name is Rachel Corrie, the play based on her writing, when it opened here last year. I have to recuse myself from writing about Rachel because I knew her—she was a roommate of a friend—but I don’t think that it’s a conflict of interest to say that the reading should be interesting, and a lot of the controversy that surrounded her death is still very relevant 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.