It's another big full night of readings. Here's some of what's going on:
1. Must be fall: It's Cheap Beer & Prose time at the Hugo House again. At this popular reading series, beers are just one dollar a can. The readers this time out are Eli Hastings (author of newish memoir Clearly Now, the Rain), short story author Alma Garcia, Sean Beaudoin (whose young adult novel Wise Young Fool was published in August), and Tara Atkinson (a cofounder of the Genius Award–nominated APRIL Festival). This is an interesting lineup, for sure. Show up early; it's often standing room only at these things.
3. Meanwhile, at University Book Store, Jasper Fforde will be reading. Fforde, who is best known for writing the clever Thursday Next series of literary thrillers, reads from the second book in his young adult series, The Song of the Quarkbeast.