Wednesday September 13th: The Hope of Another Spring Reading
An art historian named Barbara Johns offers a little context into the life of Seattle artist Takuichi Fujii, who passed away in 1964. Johns’s latest book revives this little-known artist whose remarkable life includes a stint in the Japanese interment during World War II.
Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave., 386-4636, http://spl.org. Free. All ages. 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 14th: Scream for Zines! Mini Pop-Up Zine Show
As part of Capitol Hill Art Walk, a collection of Seattle-area zine and minicomics greats are selling their work. Featured artists include Eroyn Franklin, Jazzlyn Stone, Emily Denton, and Michael Heck. Plus, the invite says something about enjoying “a complimentary drink,” so make of that what you will.
Scream, 819 E. Thomas St, 861-8468, http://screamseattle.com/. Free. All ages. 7 p.m.
Friday September 15th: Hugo Literary Series
The Hugo House’s crown jewel reading series, in which a mix of local and national writers make new work on a theme, kicks off for the 2017-2018 season. The readers include the downright brilliant Meghan Daum, the gifted poet Solmaz Sharif, and the underappreciated Seattle author Sonora Jha. They will all read new work based around the theme ‘Sequels.’
Fred Wildlife Refuge, 128 Belmont Ave. E., 322-7030. http://www.hugohouse.org. $10-25. All ages. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 16th: Love and Other Consolation Prizes Reading
Jamie Ford, the Seattle author who previously wrote a celebrated novel about the International District, returns with a novel about Seattle’s 1909 World’s Fair. It’s the story of a boy who is raffled off to a supposedly “good home” that turns out to be a brothel.
Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, http://thirdplacebooks.com. Free. All ages. 4 p.m.
Sunday, September 17th: The Great Book Larder Bake-Off
This event is sold out, but there is a standby list, so there’s a chance you might get in. It’s a baking competition loosely based on the hit TV show the Great British Bake Off
. Today’s event is themed around savory baked goods, and the winner receives a $50 gift certificate to the Larder.
Book Larder, 4252 Fremont Ave. N. 397-4271, http://booklarder.com. Free. All ages. 4:15 p.m.
Monday September 18th: The Twelve-Mile Straight Reading
In case you weren’t already aware, the South is deeply fucked up. Aside from being badly beaten in the Civil War and never really getting over it, there’s a roots-deep racism that infects everything. Eleanor Henderson’s second novel is set in rural Georgia in the year 1930, which was an especially fucked up time.
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600, http://elliottbaybook.com . Free. All ages. 7 p.m.
Tuesday September 19th: Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Reading
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Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, http://thirdplacebooks.com. Free. All ages. 7 p.m.