Readings, signings, and other events vaguely literary for Wednesday, September 9, 2009

breathing water

12:00 PM – Timothy Hallinan: Breathing Water
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
Somebody named “Poke Rafferty” is offered the opportunity to write a biography of a Thai bigwig. Mayhem ensues.

1:00 PM – David Ellis: The Hidden Man
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
A 30-year-old crime comes to attorney Jason Kolarich’s attention when the leading suspect is murdered.

7:30 PM – Alison Gopnic: The Philosophical Baby
Town Hall Seattle
Gopnic argues that the average infant has more cognitive ability than a baked potato, which demonstrates that she’s never met my nephews.

uranium wars

7:30 PM – Amir D. Aczel: Uranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry That Created the Nuclear Age
Elliott Bay Book Co.
“A concise and cogent review of one of the most exhilarating, yet fearsome, eras in the history of scientific discovery. Aczel sharply profiles the brilliant—and often conflicted—men and women who led us into the nuclear age.” – Marcia Bartasiak

7:30 PM – Stage Fright: Open Mic
Richard Hugo House
Monthly open mike for writers 14-24.

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