Readings, signings, and other events vaguely literary for Monday, March 30, 2009

7:00 PM – Matthew Pearl: The Last Dickens: A Novel
UW Bookstore, U-District
Another novel about Charles Dickens, sort of: Dickens’ publisher searches for Dickens’ last novel… and a murderous criminal mastermind.

7:00 PM – Nancy Kress: Fantastic Fiction Reading & Salon
Richard Hugo House, Cabaret
The Nebula and Hugo-winning author of 26 books talks about her work. Follows up on yesterday’s workshop. Presented by NW Media Arts and University Bookstore, in conjunction with Richard Hugo House.

7:30 PM – Andrew Nikiforuk: Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent
Town Hall Seattle, Downstairs, $5
The Canadian journalist talks about the development of Canada’s oil industry, with emphasis on the environmental and social impact. Hint: he’s not a big fan of the petrochemical industry.

8:00 PM – NorthEndForum: Poetry Reading
Casa d’Italia
Open mike poetry and music.

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