Your Week in Readings: The best literary events from October 12th - October 18th

Wednesday October 12th: Booktoberfest

As part of Seattle Public Library’s Booktoberfest program, librarians are taking to the bars of Seattle to encourage bookish discussion with boozy Seattleites. Tonight’s happy hour is at the Hideout, which is one of the best bars in town for total strangers to sit down and strike up a conversation with each other. The Hideout, 1005 Boren Ave., . Free. 21+. 5 p.m.

Thursday October 13th: Noir at the Bar

Why not enjoy a night at the swankest bar in the city with some of the city’s hottest up-and-coming mystery writers? Seattle writers Scotti Andrews, Curt Colbert, Pearce Hansen, Skye Moody, Renee Patrick, Brian Thornton, Sam Wiebe and James Ziskin all present new noir, thriller, and mystery fiction with series host Will Vaharo. Hotel Sorrento, 900 Madison St., Free. 21+. 7 p.m.

Friday October 14th: Good Artists Copy; Great Artists Steal

The Hugo House’s literary series — in which writers and musicians present new work on a theme — returns in a temporary home. Tonight’s readers include national authors (poet Eduardo C. Corral and acclaimed novelist Téa Obreht), local poet Quenton Baker, and musical guest ings presenting work on art and theft. Fred Wildlife Refuge, 128 Belmont Ave. E., 322-7030. $10-25. All ages. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday October 15th: Field Guide to the End of the World Reading

See our review of Field Guide to the End of the World for more details. Open Books, 2414 N. 45th St., 633-0811, Free. All ages. 4 p.m.

Sunday October 16th: Bryan Cranston with Sherman Alexie

Bryan Cranston — yes, the Bryan Cranston—discusses his new memoir A Life in Parts with Sherman Alexie — yes, the Sherman Alexie. This is part of Seattle Arts and Lectures’ new reading series, Sherman Alexie Loves, which features authors Alexie loves so much he apparently wants to marry them. This oughta be fun. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 621-2230, $45-70. All ages. 7:30 p.m.

Monday October 17th: An Evening with Moss

In just a few years, the literary magazine Moss has become a central hub of all things literary and Northwest. Tonight, Moss joins forces with downtown’s newest venue, Folio, to present a reading from Eric Wagner, a conversation about the Northwest with Moss cofounder Alex Davis-Lawrence, and a musical performance. Folio: The Seattle Athenaem, 324 Marion St., 402-4612, $10. 7 p.m.

Tuesday October 18th: Jack Straw Writers

Every year, the Jack Straw Writers Program selects the brightest local writers and teaches them how to better read their work. Tonight, some of the most fascinating writers in Seattle right now — Ramon Isso, Casandra Lopez, Shin Yu Pai, and E.J. Koh — will share new work and show off what they’ve learned. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., 634-3400, Free. All ages. 7 p.m.