Sarah Bamford Seidelmann discusses and signs Swimming with Elephants: My Unexpected Pilgrimage from Physician to Healer. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.
Wednesday 1/17: Erica Garza discusses and signs Getting Off: One Woman’s Journey Through Sex and Porn Addiction. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Thursday 1/18: Denis Johnson tribute: The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.
Father Gregory Boyle presents and signs Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, in conversation with Celeste Fremon and hosted by Joe Donnelly. 7 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Writ Large Press presents Drunken Masters. Three writers reading excerpts in front of a three-judge panel for entertaining feedback. Featuring Isabel Quintero, Brandy Colbert, and Amy Spalding. 8 p.m. at The Escondite (Hideout).
What Can I Do? (A Poets’ Debate). Featuring panelists Jerry Quickley and Vlad Popescu, readings by VAGABOND poets and much more. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Andrew Kenower, Sarah Heston, and Justin Clifford Rhody read from their poetry. 7:30 p.m. at The Poetic Research Bureau.
Shades & Shadows 23! Winter-ween and Year 5 Kick Off! Featuring SF/F/H/WTF readings by Kate Maruyama, Taylor Grant, Glen Hirshbirg, Dan Vining, Christina Cigala, and Shreyans Zaveri. Hosted by Xach Fromson (hey, that’s me!). 8 p.m. at The Mystic Museum. $10 online or at the door.
An Enchanted Reading: Poetry and Translations. Featuring Martha Rhodes, Hélène Cardona, John FitzGerald, Carolyn Tipton, and Stephen Kessler. 8 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Beyond Words: Tosh Berman. 4:30 p.m. at Beyond Baroque. $10/members free.
Debbie Chesebro and Karen Bu Present: Alternative Facts: An Adult Political Coloring Book. 6:30 p.m. at Chevalier’s Books.
Punk Hostage Press presents Michael Marcus reading from his new book, #1 Son and Other Stories. He will be joined by Jack Grisham, reading from An American Demon and Untamed. 7 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
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