Your Week in Readings: The best literary events from October 25th - October 29th

(Note: This calendar originally had a Seattle Arts and Lectures event scheduled for Friday. That event has been moved to Janauary. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.)

Wednesday, October 25: Where the Past Begins Reading

Back when she was touring for the very first time, The Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan was heartened to receive a huge audience at her Elliott Bay Book Company reading in Seattle. She’s packed them in ever since, and even though she’s a bestselling author dozens of times over now, Seattle still holds a special place in her heart. Tonight, she debuts her memoir. Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Ave., 386-4636, Free. All ages. 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 26: Boyfriends Launch Party

See our Literary Event of the Week column for more details.

Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar, 1508 11th Ave., 709-9797, Free. All ages. 7 p.m.

Friday, October 27th: Juan González with David Rolf and Frank Blethen

NPR journalist González comes to town with his new book Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America's Tale of Two Cities. He's joined onstage by the publisher of the Seattle Times and one of the leaders of Seattle's Fight for $15 movement. This should be a great event. Impact Hub, 220 2nd Ave S,, 7:30 pm, $5

Saturday, October 28: Pashmina Reading

This afternoon, Nidhi Chanani reads from her comic for young readers that tells the story of a young woman who wonders about her parents’ old lives in India. With the help of a magic pashmina, young Priyanka Das travels to an idealized version of India. Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S, 474-2200, Free. All ages. 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 29: Smile Reading

Beloved novelist Roddy Doyle (author of The Commitments and the fabulously titled Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha) returns to town with a new novel that’s all about memory. One day, an old Irish man who’s trapped in his routines is approached by a man from his past — a man he has no memory of meeting. Is he starting to lose his mind? Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University Campus Walk, 652-4255, $5. All ages. 6 p.m.