1. At Vermillion, we have the monthly installment of the Breadline reading series. Tonight, it's time for the very special charity Breadline, in which money will be raised for the charity of the audience’s choice. Readers include poet (and Stranger writer) Sarah Galvin and something called 3 Ninjas that I assume is not the kids’ movie, in addition to a presentation inspired by Fantagraphics' The Intruder zine and poet Elaina Ellis.
2. But if you're into poetry, you should also know that Seattle Arts & Lectures is hosting Stephen Dunn at ACT Theatre. Dunn is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author of many collections of poetry. His poem "After Making Love" begins:
No one should ask the other "What were you thinking?"
No one, that is, Who doesn't want to hear about the past...
3. For a more fictional reading, head up to Third Place, where Indu Sundarasen is reading. Sundarasen's new novel, The Mountain of Light, tells the story of one exceptional, 105-carat diamond. (The diamond did exist in real life, and was basically stolen from India by the British empire in the 1800s, which makes it an object that's pretty thick with symbolism.)
5. And if you're feeling science-y, you have a couple options. Town Hall is hosting a discussion about biomimickry, and University Book Store is hosting a reading from a beautiful book about the visible color spectrum. For more information about those two readings and everything else going on in the coming days, be sure to visit our readings calendar.