Skylight Books presents W. Kamau Bell discussing his new book The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’4”, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. In conversation with Roxane Gay. Doors at 7 p.m., event begins at 8:30 p.m. at The Largo. Tickets are $40 (includes the book) and available here.
Truth to Power. Blas Falconer, William Luvass, Kim Nicolini, Teresa Mei Chuc, William Pitt Root, Abel Salas, and Pamela Uschuk read from a collection of poetry that, as the name suggests, speaks truth to power on all sorts of issues. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Saturday 5/6: Rayne Parvis signs Ultimate Guide to Style From Drab to Fab!, Rick Tuber signs I Should of Saw It Coming, Erin Tillman signs The Dating Guidebook, and August McLaughlin signs Embraceable. 4 p.m. at Book Soup.
Eileen Ireland gives a rare reading of her works. 4 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Graduating students from the Otis College of Art and Design MFA Writing Class of 2017 read their work. Featuring George Fekaris, Regis Peeples, Krystle May Statler, Kevin Thomas, and Justin Wilson. 5 p.m. at Skylight Books.
Exposition Review Vol. II: “Surface” launch party, featuring readings by contributors Maryann Aita, Alessandra R. Castellanos, Christina Craigo, David Crist, Vivian Enriquez, Lena Ford, Gwen Goodkin, Melanie Kachadoorian, Arthur Keng, Robert Kerbeck, Konstantin Kulakov, Jack Liskin, and MK Punky. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
La Poesia Festival open mic. Hosted by Antonieta Villamil. Potluck as well, so bring stuff. 5 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. Free, but donations accepted.
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