Your Week in Readings: The best literary events from January 29th - February 4th

Monday, January 29: It’s Even Worse Than You Think Reading

The title of David Cay Johnston’s latest book, It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America, about says it all. Johnston has already written one very good book about Trump, so this book is likely follow in that pattern: not many writers out there have genuine insight into Trump’s actions and management style, but Johnston does.

Tuesday, January 30: Bothell Reading

Bothell is a lovely town, with a gorgeous river park and a very nice McMenamin’s movie theater and a charming small bookstore owned by an enthusiastic lifelong bookseller. This reading celebrates the launch of a book about the origins of Bothell, from a logging hub to a farming community to a thriving little burg of some 43 thousand souls. Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333,, 7 pm, free.

Wednesday, January 31: Passing the Torch

See our Event of the Week column for more details. Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave., 386-4636,, 7 pm, free.

Thursday, February 1: Storytelling Strategies for Dismantling Racism

Local writers help storytellers understand how racism affects their work and how they can help use storytelling to overcome those insidious systemic forces of racism in the world around us. Previous editions of this class received high marks and raves from participants. Centilia Cutural Center, 1660 S Roberta Maestas Festival St, 9:30 am, $175.

Friday, February 2: Nasty Women Poets Reading

Seattle area poets including Kelli Russell Agodon, Jennifer Bullis, Susan J. Erickson, Susan Rich, Martha Silano, Judith Skillman and Carolyne Wright read their contributions to the new anthology Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse. Poetry won’t save us from Donald Trump, but poetry can help us understand the price of what we’ve lost and give us the strength to fight and win it back. Open Books, 2414 N. 45th St, 633-0811,, 7 pm, free.

Saturday, February 3: Cascade Writer’s Event

Seattle-area writers Annie Bellet, Dongwon Song and Cat Rambo host a daylong event to help writers figure out how to compose, edit, and publish a long manuscript. This is one for aspiring authors who want to understand every aspect of the publication process, from pitching to editing to marketing. Queen Anne Baptist Church, 2011 1st Ave N,, 10 am, $135.

Sunday, February 4: Outsider Fashion Week

Fremont’s new-ish comics shop Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique is celebrating new shipments of spring fashion with personal shopper experiences all week. If you’re interested in trying on some of their new geeky outfits with direct one-on-one attention, you should make an appointment for any time this week. Outsider Comics and Geek Boutique, 223 N. 36th St, 535-8886,, 10 am, free.