BRINGING OUT THE DEAD
Author Joe Connelly reads from book that inspired Martin Scoresse's comedy flick about paramedics in Hell's Kitchen; Rocky Sullivan's, 129 Lexington Ave. (betw. 28th & 29th Sts.), 725-3871; 8, free.
KATHRYN LYNN DAVIS
Signing for conclusion to Too Deep For Tears trilogy, Somewhere Lies the Moon at Midtown Barnes & Noble, 600 5th Ave. (48th St.), 957-2890; 6, free.
O.K. YOU MUGS: WRITERS ON MOVIE ACTORS
Editor Luc Sante hosts evening feat. Melissa Holbrook Pierson, Robert Polito, Geoffrey O'Brien & Mark Rudman reading from unusual collection of essays at National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South (20th St.) 592-4648; 8, free.
Open mic with Doris Gadtaille; New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave. (Queens Blvd.), 718-271-2696; 7-10, $3 min.
DAVID GATES, A.M. HOMES
Newsweek music writer, Gates reads from Jernigan & Homes reads from Music for Torching; Park Slope Barnes & Noble, 267 7th Ave. (6th St.), 718-832-9066; 7:30, free. 477-7722; 7:30, free.
Book signing & gallery opening for The Art of Portrait Photography; The Saba Gallery, 116 E. 16th St., 8th Fl. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 477-7722; 6:30-8:30, free.
"Writer's Talk" series feat. author of New York Noir: Crime Photos from the Daily News Archives at Municipal Art Society's Urban Center, 457 Madison Ave. (betw. 50th & 51st Sts.), 935-3595; 12 p.m., free
Reading from collection of love stories, Out of the Girls' Room & into the Night; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 7.
Author reads selections from Dawn Powell & Selected Letters of Dawn Powell, 1913-1965 at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
NYU professor reads from new novel, Building a Bridge to the 18th-century; Posman Books, 1 University Pl. (Waverly Pl.), 533-BOOK; 7, free.
WRITERS HARVEST: THE NATIONAL READING
Nicholas Christopher, Cornelius Eady, Eamon Grennan, Philip Levine, Paule Marshall & Jean Valentine gather to fight hunger & poverty at NYU's Bobst Library, 70 Washington Sq. S. (LaGuardia Pl.), 998-8816; 7, contrib.
Spoken word record release party; Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. B & C), 505-8183; 10, $5.
Slide show & discussion of I Am Rich Potosi at Housing Works Used Book Cafe, 126 Crosby St. (betw. Houston & Lafayette Sts.), 334-3324; 7, free.
FRIDAY NIGHT POETRY SERIES AT THE ALTERKNIT
Featured reader is Linda St. John, followed by open mic; Knitting Factory, Alterknit Theater, 74 Leonard St. (betw. B'way & Church St.), 219-3055; 7, $5.
Join author as he reads from Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister at Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 420-0816; 7:30, free.
Witty guy McCall reads from Zany Afternoon at Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 595-6859; 7, free.
Book signing & talk with holocaust lecturer & author of An Underground Life at Different Light, 151 W. 19th St. (7th Ave.), 989-2158; 3, free.
Joyce White signs copies of new work at Union Sq. Greenmarket., B'way (betw. 14th & 17th Sts.), 477-3220; 10-12, free.
Author reads from comic trilogy, The Eternal Footman at Village Temple, 33 E. 12th St. (betw. B'way & University Pl.), 674-2340; 7:30, free.
OUR ORGANIZED READING (O.U.R.)
Vipin, Bob Hart, J.D. Rage & Bruce Weber host spoken word night every Sunday, no time limit, no list, no features, no b.s.; ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. (betw. Suffolk & Clinton Sts.), 674-3585; 3, $2.
Poetry readings & open mic with Linda St. John; Common Basis Theater, 750 8th Ave., 5th Fl. (betw. 46th & 47th Sts.), 340-1112; 12, $5.
Weekly readings. Tonight, wear a costume & read?free candy!; 90 W. Houston St. (LaGuardia Pl.), 533-9317; 6:30, $3 contrib.
ELIZABETH HARDWICK, SIGRID NUNEZ, DARRYL PINCKNEY
Reading & panel discussion with authors at 92nd St. Y's Unterberg Poetry Center, 1395 Lexington Ave. (92nd St.), 996-1100; 8, $15.
A LITTLE BIT LOUDER
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez hosts weekly reading & open mic. Tonight's feat. reader is Christina Springer; 13 Bar, 13 E. 13th St. (Betw. B'way & University Pl.), 917-893-8341; 7, $5, $3 st.
Authors Lewis Lapham & Gregg Esterbrook discuss Sleeping with Extra-Terrestrials with Kaminer; Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 595-6859; 7, free.
Author reads from story about two LES women, Like Being Killed at Different Light, 151 W. 19th St. (7th Ave.), 989-4850; 7, free.
SATURN READING SERIES
Kate Light reads as part of "Saturn Reading Series" at Revival, hosted by John Chism, Bill Duke & Su Polo, followed by open mic; 129 E. 15th St. (betw. 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.), 598-4820; 7:30, $3.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly lecture on the art & craft of poetry followed by readings & discussions of participants' works. This week, "Poetry of Mystical Spheres;" Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
Variety critic & author signs copies of Cinema of Outsiders: The Rise of American Independent Film at Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9480; 6, free w/adm.
Author of The God of Small Things reads from new book The Cost of Living; New School, 66 W. 12th St., (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 229-5611; 6:30, $5.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Weekly open mike for poets & musicians, featured poet is Charlie Cody; Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 946-4356; 7, $2.