Your Week in Readings: The best literary events from September 6th - September 12th

Wednesday, September 6th: Reading Through It: No Is Not Enough

The book club that’s jointly produced by Seattle Weekly and the Seattle Review of Books turns its attention to Naomi Klein’s latest book, which is based on the idea that Democrats need to do more than just offer a negative. Arundhati Roy calls it “An ordinary person’s guide to hope.” Who couldn’t use more hope? Join us for this free discussion. Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S, 474-2200, Free. All ages. 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 7th: A Place to Call Home

Three Seattle-area friends who are first-generation Americans — Michelle Peñaloza, Jane Wong, and Tessa Hulls — come together to share new work about what it means to be a child of immigrants. Peñaloza and Wong will read new poems, and Hulls will offer a mixed-media presentation based on a recent trip to Hong Kong. Wing Luke Museum, 719 S. King St., 623-5124, http// Free. All ages. 6:30 p.m.

Friday September 8th: *Word Works: Kelly Link

Kelly Link is one of the most influential short story writers in the modern era. As both a writer and as an independent publisher, Link has established an aesthetic that manages to reimagine both literary fiction and fantasy. Tonight, she’ll give a craft talk titled “A Vampire is a Flexible Metaphor.” Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., 322-7030, $15. All ages. 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 9th: Readerfest

See our Event of the Week column for more details. Magnuson Park, 6344 N.E. 74th St. Free. All ages. 11 a.m.

Sunday, September 10th: The Pout-Pout Fish Reading

Dan Hanna is an animator who has moved into the lucrative world of children’s book authorship. His Pout-Pout Fish series of books are New York Times Bestsellers that teach kids about community and confidence, as well as how to stand up to bullies. This event will include a drawing component for kids. Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333, Free. All ages. 4 p.m.

Monday September 11th: Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse Reading

John Nichols is a pundit for all the media outlets that matter and The Nation’s political correspondent. His latest book is subtitled “A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America.” It helps you identify prominent players in the Trump administration and explains why they suck as much as they do. The Summit, 420 E. Pike St., 652-4255, $5. All Ages. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday September 12th: Poetry Northwest Reading

The oldest major local poetry publication celebrates “a year of poetry” with excellent local contributors including Alan Chong Lau, Jessica Johnson, Quenton Baker, and Christine Robbins. For most of our lifetimes, Poetry Northwest has defined the Northwest poetry aesthetic; this reading indicates they’re still doing just that. Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., 297-2665, Free. All ages. 7 p.m.