There's one bookish event that accidentally didn't make it into the reading calendar this week that you should know about. If you're at all interested in making comics, you should attend Ellen Forney's Scratch Night at Town Hall. Here's the description:
Cartoonist Ellen Forney, this fall’s Artist in Residence, joins forces with Cornish College theater professor Kathleen Collins to guide a dynamic, interactive workshop exploring the analogous skills and concepts that fuel their apparently disparate artistic mediums. “There’s so much acting in comics!” Forney says. “A cartoonist has to be the writer, director, and all the actors – just on paper.”
Forney, as you'd expect from a Stranger Genius, is exactly right. Most of the great comics artists I've met have had an actor's eye for body language, at the very least. This is a free workshop, and you're encouraged to bring pen and paper for some hardcore comics exercises. Apologies to Forney and Town Hall for missing this in the calendar.
Here's an incomplete list of some other neat events happening tonight and over the weekend: