1. The big reading tonight is the Breadline, at Vermillion. This month's edition of Capitol Hill's sauciest reading series features poets Daemond Arrindell and Willie Smith, and music from Choroloco. There's also a covers-only version of Breadline's open mic, in which you can only read poems that were not written by you. (Because it's National Poetry Month, there's another poetry reading going on tonight at University Book Store, too, with Judith Skillman and Anne Pitkin.)
2. Karl Marlantes reads at Elliott Bay Book Company tonight. The local author, whose Vietnam War novel Matterhorn, was celebrated locally and nationally, will read from his most recent book, the nonfiction What It Is Like to Go to War.
3. On the lighter side, Paula Wolfert will read up at the Book Larder in Fremont. Wolfert is the author of The Food of Morocco, which explains how to make Moroccan food, which can often be some of the most delicious food on earth.
4. Transit nerds, unite! Town Hall hosts Jarrett Walker and Darrin Nordahl tonight, too. They'll be reading from Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking About Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives.
5. Many other events, including a reading about the Seattle World's Fair at Ravenna Third Place Books, can be found in our readings calendar.