Author discusses The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories with several contributing authors; Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 253-0810; 7:30, free.
Historian discusses Pictures & Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts at Different Light, 151 W. 19th St. (7th Ave.), 989-4850; 7, free.
VALERIE WILSON WESLEY
Join author as she reads from Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
Open mic with featured readers each week, this week, Freida Melnick; New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental Ave. (Queens Blvd.), 718-271-2696; 7-10, $3 min.
WRITER'S VOICE READING SERIES
Lynn Gerber hosts reading feat. Tony Gloeggler & Ann Cotter, followed by open mic; West Side Y, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4128; 7, free.
Poet Laureate reads his works & poems by Walt Witman, Robert Graves & Conrad Jameson for Veterans Day remembrance; 3 W. 51st St., 5th Fl. (5th Ave.), rsvp 582-5454; 7, free.
TOVA MIRVIS, KATIE SINGER
Novelists read from story about surviving the Orthodox community in Memphis, The Ladies' Auxiliary & The Wholeness of a Broken Heart which looks at four generations of Jewish women; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
Author of Longitude reads from new book, Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith & Love at Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 253-0810; 7:30, free.
NAT KING COLE
Biography of jazz pianist & singer discussed with author, Daniel Mark Epstein at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7, free.
Grateful Dead drummer signs copies & reads from Spirit Into Sound; The Magic of Music; Chelsea Barnes & Noble, 675 6th Ave. (21st St.), 727-1227; 7:30, free.
Susan Choi & Sheila Kohler read at West Side Y, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4128; 7:30, $5.
Join author as she looks at the fate of Albert Einstein's illegitimate daughter in Einstein's Daughter; Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B'way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.
THE DOWNTOWN POETS ANTHOLOGY
Book signing & reading feat. Ron Kolm, J.D. Rage, Bruce Weber, Jushi, Bob Hart, Dangerous Diane & others; Village Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Pl. (betw. Lafayette St. & B'way), 674-3585; 7:30, free.
Joshua Meander hosts open mic at Nomad's Choir, 133 W. 4th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & MacDougal St.), 718-932-8007, 3, $2.
MAD ALEX BENEFIT
"The Silent, The Spoken, The Seen" collaboration of readings, dance, & performance; Construction Co., 10 E. 18th St., 3rd Fl. (betw. 5th Ave. & B'way), 693-0405; 2-6; $20, $30 for two.
Connoisseur of erotic art & author discusses Forbidden Art: The Workd of Erotica at Different Light, 151 W. 19th St. (7th Ave.), 989-4850; 7, 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.
POSMAN READING SERIES
Richard Howard reads from Trappings at Posman Books, 1 University Pl. (Waverly Pl.), 533-BOOK; 3, free.
Author reads from memoir, Slow Motion at Temple Bar, 332 Lafayette St. (betw. Bleecker & Houston Sts.), 925-4242; 7:30, free.
Filmmaker & founder of Moxie Films reads from American Hollow, a portrait of Appalachian life at Union Sq. Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. (betw. B'way & Park Ave. S.), 253-0810; 7:30, free.
A LITTLE BIT LOUDER
Weekly reading series followed by open mic. This week's feat. reader is Ngoma; 13 Bar, 13 E. 13th St. (Betw. B'way & University Pl.), 917-893-8341; 7, $5, $3 st.
SATURN READING SERIES
Marc Levy 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.
SECONDING THE FIRST
Chuck D, Janeane Garofalo, William Baldwin, Christopher Reeve, Ben Stiller & authors, Judy Bloom & Arthur Golden celebrate the First Amendment with banned readings & music; Town Hall, 123 W. W. 43rd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 307-4100 or 840-2824; 7, call for price.
TRU MUSICAL READINGS
New series of staged readings followed by panel discussions. Today, The Red House with Brett Kristofferson, Nina Howes & Suzanna Bowling; 14th St. Y Theater, 344 E. 14th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 714-7628; 7, free.
BELLADONNA AT BLUESTOCKINGS
All women's bookstore hosts monthly reading series, tonight Pamela Lu & Kristin Stuart read, followed by open mic; Bluestockings, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 777-6028; 8, free.
HARRY ELLISON'S POETS CIRCLE
Weekly lecture on the art & craft of poetry followed by readings & discussions of participants' works. This week, "Symbolistic Poetry;" Corrado Bakery Cafe, 120 E. 15th St. (Irving Pl.), 718-651-1664; 6:30, $7.
Author's The Phantom of Manhattan picks up where Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera left off; Lincoln Triangle Barnes & Noble, 1972 B'way (66th St.), 595-6859; 7, free.
GRANTA GREATS READING SERIES
Monthly reading feat. writers from Granta Magazine. Today, Binnie Kirshenbaum, author of Married Life & A Disturbance in One Place is featured; KGB, 85 E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 998-1197; 7, free.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Weekly open mike for poets & musicians, featured poet is Eddie Birchmore; Village Community School, 272 W. 10th St., (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 946-4356; 7, $3.