Your Week in Readings: The best literary events from November 13th - November 19th

Monday, November 13th: Jade City and This Mortal Coil Reading

Portland sci-fi author (and Seattle Review of Books contributor) Fonda Lee comes to town with her newest novel, Jade City. It's about an island that has been protected by magic-users for generations. Lee brings her fellow Portland author Emily Suvada along with her; her latest is about a girl on a quest in a future where genetic engineering has become commonplace. University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., 634-3400,, 7 pm, free.

Tuesday, November 14th: Three Sci-Fi Authors

Tonight, the local science fiction community — more specifically, the local branch of the SFWA, or Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America—get together with a giant reading from three up-and-coming members of the local scene: Louise Marley, David Levine and Tina Connoly. You should go and find a new favorite. Also, maybe you should ask where the hell the extra “F” has gone in the “SFWA” acronym. Wilde Rover Irish Pub & Restaurant, 111 Central Way, Kirkland,, 7 pm, free, 21+.

Wednesday, November 15th: Pie and Whiskey Reading

See our Event of the Week column for more details. Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave,, 7 pm, $10, 21+.

Thursday, November 16th: Imaginary Vessels & Banana Palace Reading

Paisley Rekdal was born and raised in Seattle. She returns to town tonight with Imaginary Vessels, a book of poetry about war and the cost of war and what is lost to war. Rekdal is joined with her fellow Copper Canyon poet, Dana Levin. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600,, 7 pm, free.

Friday, November 17th: Technically Wrong Reading

Subtitled Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Toxic Tech, Technically Wrong is Sara Wachter-Boettcher’s attempt to explain why the male bias in the tech industry is creating a culture that places the needs and interests of men light years ahead of those of women or nonbinary individuals. Impact Hub, 220 2nd Ave S,, 7:30 pm, $5.

Saturday, November 18th: This Is the Place Reading

Get a load of this lineup of Seattle authors: Claudia Castro Luna, Tara Conklin, Elisabeth Eaves, Kate Lebo, Jane Wong, and Maya Zeller. They’re all joining Seattle writer Margot Case for a celebration of the new anthology she edited, This is the Place: Women Writing About Home. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 10th Ave, 624-6600,, 7 pm, free.

Sunday, November 19th: An Evening with David Sedaris

Okay, look: David Sedaris tickets aren’t cheap, it’s true. They’re even less cheap now that most of the cheap seats have sold out for his Benaroya Hall appearance. But Sedaris is one of the only authors in the world who is continually worth it. He’s funny, he’s quick-witted, he loves performing his work for a room full of humans. You won’t regret the investment into this one. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 215-4747,, 8 pm, $108.