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Fall Arts Guide: Book and literary events

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★Ed Burger | Sept. 12 Author discusses "The Five Elements of Effective Thinking." 7 p.m., Third Place Books; free.

★Giulio Tononi | Sept. 12 Author discusses "Phi: A Voyage from the Brain to The Soul." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall; $5.

★Linwood Barclay | Sept. 13 Author signs "Trust Your Eyes." Noon, Seattle Mystery Bookshop; free.

★Debra Dean | Sept. 13 Author discusses "The Mirrored World." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Michael Natkin | Sept. 13 Author discusses "Herbivoracious." 7 p.m., Third Place Books; free.

★Caleb Scharf | Sept. 13 Seattle Science Lecture, "Gravity's Engines." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall; $5.

Lance Weller | Sept. 14 Local author discusses his debut novel, "Wilderness." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co., Seattle; free.

Debra Dean | Sept. 14 Lunch with author of "The Mirrored World." 12:30 p.m., Eagle Harbor Book Co.; free, reservations required.

★Martin Amis | Sept. 15 British novelist reads from "Lionel Asbo." 4 p.m., Seattle Central Library; free.

★Martin Amis | Sept. 16 Author discusses "Lionel Asbo." 3 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★Junot Diaz | Sept. 17 Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses his new novel, "This Is How You Lose Her." 7 p.m., Town Hall; $5.

★Alex Berezow | Sept. 17 Seattle Science Lecture by author of "Science Left Behind." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall; $5.

★Spencer Quinn | Sept. 18 Author discusses "A Fistful of Collars." 6:30 p.m., Northeast Library, Seattle; free.

★Aaron Dixon | Sept. 18 Author/founder of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther party discusses his memoir "My People Are Rising." 7 p.m., Northwest African American Museum, Seattle; free.

★Ellen Bremen | Sept. 18 Author discusses "Say This, Not That to your College Professor." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★Steven Johnson | Sept. 19 Town Hall Civics series, "The Case for Progress in A Networked Age." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall; $5.

★Maria Semple and Jonathan Evison | Sept. 19 Authors discuss their novels: Semple's "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" and Evison's "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★Mark Bittman | Sept. 19 New York Times food writer discusses "How to Cook Everything" and "Food Matters." 7:30 p.m., Benaroya Hall; $5-$70.

★Paul Auster | Sept. 20 Author discusses his memoir "Winter Journal." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall; $5.

★Paul Tough | Sept. 20 Author/educator discusses "How Children Succeed." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall; $5.

★Ivan Doig |Sept. 20 Seattle author discusses his new novel "The Bartender's Tale." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★Kimberly Burwick and Kevin Goodan | Sept. 21 Idaho poets and teachers read from Burwick's "Horses in the Cathedral" and Goodan's "Upper Level Disturbances." 7:30 p.m., Open Books: A Poem Emporium; free.

★Lawrence Norfolk | Sept. 21 Author discusses "John Saturnall's Feast." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Hedrick Smith | Sept. 21 Author and journalist discusses his new book "Who Stole the American Dream?" 7:30 p.m., Town Hall; $5.

★E.L. James | Sept. 22 Author discusses and signs her "Fifty Shades" trilogy. 5 p.m., Third Place Books, free; advance tickets required, space limited.

★D.T. Max | Sept. 22 Author discusses his biography of David Foster Wallace, "Every Love Story is a Ghost Story." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Northwest Bookfest | Sept. 22-23 Author presentations, panels and writing workshops, programs for children. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Peter Kirk Park, Kirkland; free.

★John Edwards | Sept. 23 Author discusses "Fallen Masters." 5 p.m., Third Place Books; free.

★Luisa Weiss | Sept. 24 Author discusses "My Berlin Kitchen." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★T.C. Boyle | Sept. 24 Author discusses his nine story collections and 14 novels, including "World's End," "The Women" and his new novel, "San Miguel." 7:30 p.m., Meany Theater, $5-$30.

★William Kent Krueger | Sept. 25 Author signs "Trickster's Point." Noon, Seattle Mystery Bookshop; free.

★Mary Daheim | Sept. 25 Seattle author signs "The Wurst Is Yet To Come" and other mysteries. 5 p.m., Eagle Harbor Book Co.; free.

★Jennifer Grotz and Martha Rhodes | Sept. 26 Grotz reads from "The Needle"; Rhodes reads from "The Beds." 7:30 p.m., Open Books: A Poem Emporium; free.

★Alexander Mamishev | Sept. 26 Author discusses "Breaking Barriers." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★Greg Palast | Sept. 27 Author discusses "Election Games." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Dina Yeun | Sept. 27 Author discusses "Indonesian Cooking." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★Jerry Mander | Sept. 28 Author discusses "The Capitalism Papers." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Damien Echols | Sept. 28 Author discusses "Life After Death." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★M.C. Grant | Sept. 29 Author signs "Angel With a Bullet." Noon, Seattle Mystery Bookshop; free.

★Alice Derry | Sept. 30 Port Angeles poet reads from "Tremolo." 3 p.m., Open Books: A Poem Emporium; free.

★Caroline Flohr | Sept. 30 Bainbridge author discusses "Heaven's Child." 3 p.m., Eagle Harbor Book Co.; free.

★Paul Elie | Oct. 1 Author discusses "Prelude and Fugue," accompanied by pianists and cellists. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Jack Levison | Oct. 1 Author discusses "Fresh Air." 7 p.m., University Temple United Methodist Church, Seattle; free.

★Sherman Alexie | Oct. 2 Seattle author discusses his new book "Blasphemy: New and Collected Stories." Midnight, Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Gretchen Rubin | Oct. 2 Author discusses "Happier at Home." 7 p.m., Third Place Books; free.

★Dean Young | Oct. 2 Poet discusses his poetry. 7:30 p.m., Benaroya Hall; $5-$70.

★William Sullivan | Oct. 3 Author signs "The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute." Noon, Seattle Mystery Bookshop; free.

★Jonathan Evison | Oct. 3 Local author discusses "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving." 7 p.m., Third Place Books; free.

★Sean Beaudoin | Oct. 4 Author discusses "The Infects." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Pankaj Mishra | Oct. 4 Author discusses "From The Ruins Of Empire." 7 p.m., Seattle Asian Art Museum; free.

★Davy Rothbart | Oct. 4 Author discusses "My Heart is An Idiot." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Matthew Westfall | Oct. 4 Author discusses "The Devil's Causeway." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★Lance Weller | Oct. 4 Local author discusses his debut novel "Wilderness." 7:30 p.m., Eagle Harbor Book Co.; free.

Write On The Sound Writers' Conference | Oct. 5-7 Presentations, workshops, keynote speaker Carla Neggers. Frances Anderson Center; $127-$147, preregister.

★William Sullivan | Oct. 5 Author discusses "The Case of D.B. Cooper's Parachute." 7 p.m., Third Place Books; free.

★Tarun J. Tejpal | Oct. 5 Author discusses "The Story of My Assassins." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Mary Volmer | Oct. 6 Author reading of "Crown of Dust." 5 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Douglas Smith | Oct. 6 Seattle author discusses "Former People." 4 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Kim Fay | Oct. 7 Author discusses "The Map of Lost Memories." 2 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Sherman Alexie | Oct. 8 Author discusses his new book, "Blasphemy." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★Stacy London | Oct. 8 Author discusses "The Truth About Style." 7 p.m., Third Place Books; free.

★A.M. Homes | Oct. 8 Author discusses her new novel "May We Be Forgiven." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★James Meek | Oct. 9 Author discusses his new novel "The Heart Broke In." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★David Quammen | Oct. 9 Author of "Spillover" discusses the animal origins of human diseases. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Christopher Buehlman | Oct. 9 Author discusses novel "Between Two Fires." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★Andrei Codrescu | Oct. 10 Author discusses his books. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Steven Strogatz | Oct. 10 Part of Seattle Science Lectures, author discusses "The Joy of x." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Jeffrey Toobin | Oct. 10 Author discusses "The Oath." 7:30 p.m., Benaroya Hall S. Mark Taper Forum; $5-$70.

★David B. Williams | Oct. 10 Nature writer discusses "Cairns." 7 p.m., Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture; $5.

★Knute Berger | Oct. 10 Author discusses "Pugetopolis." ParkPlace Books; free.

★Susan Clark | Oct. 11 Author discusses "Slow Democracy." 7 p.m., Third Place Books; free.

★Robert Young | Oct. 11 Author discusses "Stewardship of the Built Environment." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

Bedtime Stories Seattle: Red Eye | Oct. 12 Northwest authors including Kathleen Flenniken, Charles Johnson, and Amy Wheeler debut short works; emcee Nancy Pearl; fundraiser for Humanities Washington. 6:15 p.m., Fairmont Olympic Hotel; $175.

★Philip Fried and D. Nurkse | Oct. 12 Fried reads from "Early / Late"; Nurkse shares "A Night in Brooklyn." 7:30 p.m., Open Books: A Poem Emporium; free.

★Wendy Pabich | Oct. 12 Author discusses "Taking On Water." 6:30 p.m., Third Place Books; free.

★Lisa Zeidner | Oct. 12 Author discusses "Love Bomb." 6 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Jim Heynen | Oct. 12 Author discusses "The Fall of Alice K." 8 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Sandy Lerner | Oct. 12 Author discusses "Second Impressions." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair | Oct. 13-14 Used, rare, collectible and out-of-print books, maps, posters, prints and ephemera from 100 exhibitors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall; $5.

★Peter Ludwin and Raul Sanchez | Oct. 14 Kent writer Ludwin reads from "Rumors of Fallible Gods"; Seattle writer Sanchez shares chapbook "All Our Brown-Skinned Angels." 3 p.m., Open Books: A Poem Emporium; free.

★J.R. Moehringer | Oct. 15 Author discusses his new biography of bank robber Willie Sutton, "Sutton." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Ayad Akhtar | Oct. 15 Author discusses "American Dervish." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★Louise Erdrich | Oct. 15 Author discusses her 13 novels, short stories, poetry, children's books and memoir. 7:30 p.m., Meany Theater; $5-$30.

★Jasper Fforde | Oct. 15 Author of the Thursday Next books in conversation with Nancy Pearl. 7 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Gregory Martin | Oct. 16 Author discusses memoir "Stories for Boys." 7 p.m., Seattle Central Library; free.

★Charlotte Gill | Oct. 16 Author discusses "Eating Dirt." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★David Montgomery | Oct. 16 University of Washington geologist author discusses "The Rocks Don't Lie." 7 p.m., Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture; $5.

★Tracie McMillan | Oct. 17 Author discusses "The American Way of Eating." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall; $5.

Libba Bray | Oct. 17 Author discusses "The Diviners." 6 p.m., Century Ballroom; cost to be determined.

★Sandra Cisneros | Oct. 18 Author discusses "Have You Seen Marie?" 7 p.m., Seattle Central Library; free.

★Carlos Andres Gomez | Oct. 18 Author discusses "Man Up." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Dylan Tomine | Oct. 18 Author discusses memoir "Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family's Year on the Water, in the Woods and at the Table." 7:30 p.m., Eagle Harbor Book Co.; free.

Viva la Revolucion | Oct. 19 Steve Almond, author of 10 books, including "Candyfreak"; poets Matthew Zapruder and Elaina M. Ellis. 7:30 p.m., Richard Hugo House; $15-$25.

★Waverly Curtis and Jane Isenberg | Oct. 20 Authors Waverly Fitzgerald and Curt Colbert sign "Dial C for Chihuahua"; Isenberg signs "The Bones and the Book." Noon, Seattle Mystery Bookshop; free.

★Matthew Dickman | Oct. 20 Author discusses "Mayakovsky's Revolver." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Deborah Pierce | Oct. 21 Architect and author discusses "The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages and Abilities." 2 p.m., Seattle Central Library; free.

★Brooke Matson and Dorothy Trogdon | Oct. 21 Matson reads from "The Moons"; Trogdon discusses "Tall Woman Looking." 3 p.m., Open Books: A Poem Emporium; free.

★Chris Ware, Charles Burns, Chip Kidd | Oct. 22 Authors discuss their graphic novels. 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Tina Connolly | Oct. 22 Author discusses "Ironskin." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★Camille Paglia | Oct. 23 Professor of humanities and media studies, University of the Arts in Philadelphia, discusses "Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars." 7 p.m., Seattle Central Library; free.

★Cory Doctorow | Oct. 23 Author discusses "The Rapture of The Nerds." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Anat Shenker-Osorio | Oct. 23 Author discusses "Don't Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About The Economy." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Craig Childs | Oct. 23 Part of Seattle Science Lectures, "Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Hari Kunzru | Oct. 23 Author discusses his four novels and story collection. 7:30 p.m., Benaroya Hall S. Mark Taper Forum; $5-$70.

★Thomas Seeley | Oct. 24 Seattle Science Lectures, "Honeybee Democracy." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Ron Moe Lobeda | Oct. 24 Author discusses "The Mystery of Eve and Adam: A Prophetic Critique of the Monarchy." 7 p.m., University Temple United Methodist Church, Seattle; free.

★Celebrate National Reading Group Month | Oct. 24 Great Group Reads panel discussion with several Northwest authors. 7 p.m., Parkplace Books; free; reservations requested.

★Will Schwalbe | Oct. 25 Author discusses "The End of Your Life Book Club." 7 p.m., Third Place Books; free.

★Juan Pablo Villalobos | Oct. 25 Author discusses "Down The Rabbit Hole." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Jen Marlowe | Oct. 25 Author discusses "The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian's Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker." 6:30 p.m., University of Washington Hillel; free.

★Cathy Park Hong | Oct. 26 Poet and teacher reads from "Engine Empire." 7:30 p.m., Open Books: A Poem Emporium; free.

★Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan | Oct. 26 Authors discuss "Silenced Majority." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★George Church | Oct. 29 Seattle Science Lectures: "Regenesis." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Gene Robinson | Oct. 29 Author and Episcopal bishop discusses "God Believes in Love." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Timothy Egan | Oct. 30-Nov. 1 Seattle author discusses his new biography "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher." 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Town Hall, Seattle; $5. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, Eagle Harbor Book Co.; free.

★Matt Inman | Nov. 1 Author discusses "How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★David Abel and John Olson | Nov. 2 Portland poet Abel reads from "Float"; Seattle writer Olson discusses "Larynx Galaxy." 7:30 p.m., Open Books: A Poem Emporium; free.

★Frederick Hoxie | Nov. 2 Author discusses "This Indian Country." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★April Christofferson | Nov. 3 Author signs "Trapped." Noon, Seattle Mystery Bookshop; free.

★Justin Cronin | Nov. 5 Author of "The Passage" discusses his new novel "The Twelve." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★David Thomson | Nov. 7 Author discusses "The Big Screen." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Bruce Beasley | Nov. 8 Western Washington University professor reads from "Theophobia." 7:30 p.m., Open Books: A Poem Emporium; free.

★Whitney Otto | Nov. 8 Author discusses "Eight Girls Taking Pictures." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Marc Brenman | Nov. 8 Author discusses "Planning As If People Matter." 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, Seattle; $5.

★Ellen Forney | Nov. 10-29 Author discusses "Marbles." 7 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Co.; free.

★Annette Spaulding-Convy | Nov. 11 Local poet reads from "In Broken Latin." 3 p.m., Open Books: A Poem Emporium; free.

★Suzanne Selfors | Nov. 11 Bainbridge author discusses "Smells Like Pirate." 3 p.m., Eagle Harbor Book Co.; free.

★Gary McKinney | Nov. 12 Author signs "Darkness Bids the Dead Goodbye." Noon, Seattle Mystery Bookshop; free.

★John Brehm | Nov. 13 Teacher and poet reads from "Help Is On The Way." 7:30 p.m., Open Books: A Poem Emporium; free.

★James McPherson | Nov. 14 Author and Civil War scholar discusses "War on the Waters." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★Maggie Nelson and Eileen Meyles | Nov. 15 Poetry series presentation. 7:30 p.m., Benaroya Hall; $5-$70.

★Gabriel Blackwell and Richard Chiem | Nov. 15 Authors discuss Blackwell's "Shadow Man" and Chiem's "You Private Person." 7 p.m., University Book Store, Seattle; free.

★Thomas Ricks | Nov. 16 Author discusses "The Generals." 7 p.m., Seattle Central Library; free.

Ya Gotta Believe | Nov. 16 Ryan Boudinot, author of "Blueprints of the Afterlife" and "Misconception"; Emily Kendal Frey, author of "The Grief Performance"; and Claire Dederer, author of memoir "Poser." 7:30 p.m., Richard Hugo House; $15-$25.

Compiled by Madeline McKenzie.

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