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.
There's more going on tonight, too. Check out the readings calendar for the full rundown.