Let's stick with the boozy readings for the moment. Down the street and around the corner from the Hugo House is the Lit Fix reading at the Comet. This is a brand-new reading series featuring a lot of local authors: Jami Attenberg, Peter Mountford, Sean Beaudoin, and Suzanne Morrison. The musical guests are Jess and Chad Lambert. Unlike the free CB&P, this reading is $5, but all proceeds go to the Literacy Council of Seattle, so you shouldn't complain about the cover. But there's more! Punk-rocker Richard Hell is reading down at the Rendezvous tonight in a very alcohol-friendly event. Hell will read from I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp: An Autobiography, and then he will appear in conversation with Chris Estey, who is a great local punk rock aficionado. That one's free, too.
And if you're not in the mood for a drinky reading, you should point yourself in the direction of the Northwest African American Museum, where Taiye Selasi will give a free talk, starting at 7 pm. Selasi's book Ghana Must Go is a novel that is praised everywhere. It has a hell of a pedigree; it was edited by the person who edited The God of Small Things and White Teeth, and Selasi has been praised by Toni Morrison and Salman Rushdie.