Panels excerpted from Jeff Parker and Erika Moen's Bucko. Click the photo to visit the comic online.
1. There are a whole bunch of literary-type events going on this weekend. You should especially take part in tonight's Lit Crawl, which stretches from First Hill to Capitol Hill and includes a number of different venues. The events I'm most looking forward to include, in chronological order: the APRIL reading at the divey Quarter Lounge, starring Matthew Simmons, Richard Chiem, and Megan Kaminski; the Dark Coast Press reading featuring Elissa Washuta and Corinne Manning at Spine & Crown Books; the Tin House reading featuring Vanessa Vaselka and David Shields at Vermillion; and the afterparty at the Hugo House. But it's a choose-your-own-adventure of an evening, and there are plenty of other venues and authors to choose from. Go look at the schedule and choose your route now.
2. In addition! Tomorrow night, Candyfreak author Steve Almond, dreamy young literary star Matthew Zapruder, and spoken word artist Elaina Ellis, along with Daniel Spils of Maktub, will perform new work on the theme Viva La Revolucion at the Hugo House.
3. But that's not all! On Saturday, comics writer Jeff Parker and cartoonist Erika Moen will sign their "comical murder mystery" comic book Bucko at the Comics Dungeon in the afternoon. And Saturday night, poet Matthew Dickman will be reading at Elliott Bay Book Company and there will be a Rose Alley Press reading at the Hugo House.
4. AND! A few days ago, I showed you video of Green Party candidate Jill Stein getting arrested right outside the presidential debate, because it's apparently illegal to be a third-party presidential candidate nowadays. Stein will be speaking at Town Hall on Sunday night. She'll probably discuss her debate-night experience. It will surely be interesting.
5. For more information about any of these events, or for a complete list of everything that's going on this weekend, you should visit our readings calendar.