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Monday, March 3, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on March 3 at 10:05 AM


There are three open mics tonight, and four other readings that are, shall we say, maybe not general-audience happy.

Kim Harrison (who I wrote about yesterday when she read at Third Place with The Outlaw Demon Wails, the new entry in her horror/romance/thriller series) is at the University Bookstore tonight. One commenter yesterday read the series and loves it, two others hate the fact that their titles are bad plays on Clint Eastwood movie titles.

Tonight at Third Place Books, Isabel Stenzel Byrnes and Anabel Stenzel will be reading from The Power of Two : A Twin Triumph over Cystic Fibrosis, which is “ultimately a story of perseverance and hope.” Lots of people with cystic fibrosis and friends and families of people with cystic fibrosis are saying that this is a good book about the subject.

Thomas Moore is at Elliott Bay Book Company, reading from A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born to Do Moore also wrote Care of the Soul. He’s a former Catholic monk and he wants to help you “find sacredness in everyday living by inviting soul” into your life. I’m willing to bet that his spiritual philosophy isn’t against buying more bullshit, especially self-help books.

Lastly, Eavan Boland reads at the Intiman. It’s one of those pricey deals—$20 tickets, $10 if you’re a student—but I’m fond of her poetry, which is kind of like Billy Collins’ cut-to-the-chase style without all the preciousness. Here’s a bit of her poem “The Pomegranate:” “The only legend I have ever loved is/the story of a daughter lost in hell./And found and rescued there./Love and blackmail are the gist of it.”

Full readings calendar, including the next week or so, here.

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When I read "cystic fibrosis" I thought "fibromyalgia," and then realized I had no idea what cystic fibrosis entailed. So I looked it up:

That sounds completely awful. I'm not going to read the book, but I totally feel for them.

Posted by Aislinn | March 3, 2008 10:43 AM

Paul, just a brief fan letter about your Reading SLOG updates. Very nice one about Belize up at Third Place this weekend.

Anyway, you missed this one tonight, at the Ravenna third place store:

Robert Birkby
Mountain Madness : Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High (Citadel)
Monday, March 3 at 7pm

The inspiring life story of Scott Fischer, co-founder of the outfitter Mountain Madness and one of the Mt. Everest climbers featured in Jon Krakauers bestselling""Into Thin Air," who died during this treacherous expedition.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber | March 3, 2008 11:04 AM

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