Travel writer Thomas Swick reads from his book, The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo reads from his memoir, Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
The Submission Reading Series presents Alex Behr and Josh Fomon for this month’s reading. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation.
Sunday 5/13: Kimberly Harrington reads from her new book, Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words, and is joined in conversation by award-winning copywriter Lauren Holden Kilbane. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Experience the new collection, Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century, a collection of the author’s two decades in journalism and books. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Wednesday 5/16: French science-fiction writer Sylvie Denis reads from her latest work and is joined in conversation by American science-fiction writer Molly Gloss. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
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