Your Week in Readings: The best literary events from April 2nd - April 8th

Monday, April 2: Turn This Book Into a Beehive Reading

This is a reading for a book that explains bees to children. But that's burying the lede. This is "a book that turns into a working beehive to house a colony of friendly, efficient-and non-stinging!-mason bees." Holy fucking shit! Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE, 366-3333,, 7 pm, free.

Tuesday, April 3: The Consciousness Instinct Reading

Michael S. Gazzaniga is a neuroscientist. His latest book examines the couple handfuls of goop inside our skulls that somehow manages to simultaneously sit there doing nothing and also deliver us the entire universe with very little effort. PATH Auditorium, 2201 Westlake Avenue, 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, April 4: Reading Through It Book Club

The post-Trump book club from the Seattle Review of Books and the Seattle Weekly meets every month to discuss a single aspect of our garbage current events. Sometimes we come away feeling a little more hopeful! Today's selection is Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4Chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right by Angela Nagle. Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S, 474-2200,, 7 pm, free.

Thursday, April 5: Rebecca Brown and Nico Vassilakis

See our Event of the Week column for more details. Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave, 7 pm, free.

Friday, April 6: Songs of Dismantling Reading

According to press materials, Fernando Pérez's debut collection of poems "employs lyric and nonce forms to interrogate identity politics and piece together a complex family history." Here's the thing: even if the book was bad — and it doesn't look like it will be — Pérez is debuting the book with three great local poets. Bojan Louis, Naa Akua, and Jane Wong will help see the book into the world. That alone is good reason to show up. Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St., 322-7030,, 7 pm, free.

**Saturday, April 7: Democracy in Chains Reading**

Nancy MacLean, who teaches public policy at Duke University, comes to town with her in-depth exploration of extreme conservatism, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America. Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th St, 4 pm, $5.

*Sunday, April 8: Writers Read

Local authors read new work and answer your questions about the writing life, and then you get an opportunity to read your own work at an open mic.

Seattle Public Library, Columbia City Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave S, 386-1908,, 2 pm, free.