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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on July 23 at 10:18 AM


We have a poetry slam and four other events tonight.

At Queen Anne Books, Kimberly Ford reads from Hump: True Tales of Sex After Kids. It’s bad enough that Ford has co-opted the name of The Stranger’s annual pornographic film competition, but her website name,, was totally going to be the name of my column. Now, instead of the awesometastic “Hump the Book! with Paul Constant,” my column is boring old Constant Reader.

At the W Hotel, there is a Words and Wine event with Ethan Canin, who’s in town for his new novel America America. It’s 45 bucks, but that gets you all the wine you can drink and a signed copy of the novel. Canin will also be reading tomorrow at Third Place Books for free, but there will be no free wine. You get what you pay for.

And lastly, there are two events with local authors. J.A. Jance reads from Damage Control, her newest mystery, at the Seattle Public Library, and Garth Stein, the author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, which is the novel told from the point of view of a dog that’s apparently on display in just about every Starbucks in the world, will be reading at the University Book Store.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is on our books page.

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Awww, Paul - you can take the "Hump the Book" tag, even though you weren't the first to come up with it.

You weren't the first with "Constant Reader", either.

Posted by Dorothy Parker | July 23, 2008 10:38 AM

"sex after kids" and "true" doesn't go together -- is this filed in the Humor section?

Posted by sad married dad | July 23, 2008 11:30 AM

@2: Shut up and divorce her already. We're tired of your whining.

Posted by Greg | July 23, 2008 11:31 AM

Man you should have known Ethan 20 years ago when he was hotter than hell.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | July 23, 2008 2:20 PM

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