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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on October 23 at 10:09 AM


We have a novel that is “reminiscent of…The English Patient” up at Third Place Lake Forest Park, a fantasy novel at the Science Fiction Museum at the EMP, and a bunch of non-fiction-type readings tonight.

In the U District, Joseph Miller reads from his memoir,The Wicked Wine of Democracy, which I think is a great title. It’s about his life as a “a political operative and practicing lobbyist.”

At Elliott Bay Book Company, Diane Wilson reads from her long-titled memoir Holy Roller: Growing Up in the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out; or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus. Ten bucks says the Q&A on this one leads to election talk.

At Town Hall, Edward Miguel reads from Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence and the Poverty of Nations, which is about the “dark side of economic development.” Some days, it feels like there are no bright sides of economic development.

And at the Hugo House, there is a release party for the lovely locally produced literary magazine Filter. This newest issue includes lots of obfuscation, gorgeous poetry, and beautiful artwork. There will be a Suggests box popping up soon, but let me reaffirm:

This is the reading you should go to tonight.

Anyone who has complained about how Seattle doesn’t have its own great literary magazine needs to come and take a look at the new issue of Filter. Seriously.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.

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