Books Reading Tonight
posted by October 30 at 10:19 AMon
There’s an awful lot going on tonight, including a knitting-themed romance, a book about tuna, and a history of English spelling from “Olde English to Email”.
Up at the University of Washington club, Daniel Chirot reads from his book, which is clearly the title of the week: Why Not Kill Them All?: The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder. You can’t add commentary to a title like that.
At Town Hall, the good folks of the New York Review of Books get together with your friend and mine, Jonathan Raban, to have a talk called “After Bush.” I can’t wait until this election is over and we’ll be able to enjoy the fact that Bush will no longer be in charge of this fucking country. Why not begin tonight, with a talk about what America is going to have to do to save face in the world outside our borders?
And up at Open Books, Lorna Dee Cervantes reads from her newest book of poems. Here is a link to one of her poems, titled “Freeway 280.” I really like the last stanza, even though it’s a little bit poetry-cliché.
The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.